Benjamin (Binyamin) Netanyahu is the prime minister of Israel. Netanyahu was born in Tel Aviv on October 21, 1949, to Tsilah and Benzion, a renowned historian. His older brother, Yonatan (Yoni), was killed in action while commanding the special forces rescue operation of Israeli hostages in Entebbe, Uganda.
Benjamin Netanyahu is married to Sara, with whom he has two sons. He has been married twice before and has a daughter from his first marriage. In 2009, he became a grandfather for the first time.
On February 14, 2018, Israel Police announced that there was sufficient evidence indicating Netanyahu took bribes in two separate cases and acted "against public interests."
With Joe Biden possibly the U.S. president come January 20, many Likudniks think it's now or never for a West Bank land grab
The bluff of neo-liberalism must be called out
After their meeting at the Prime Minister's Residence, the two instructed their negotiation teams 'to try and finalize a coalition agreement as soon as possible'
But with Netanyahu delving in ‘deep state’ delusions, ultra-Orthodox politicians’ ludicrous botch of coronavirus – including contracting it - seems par for the course
Claims to interlocutors that law enforcement has damning info on Lieberman, used it to ‘extort’ him into leaving right-wing bloc
Quick decisions to order isolation and social distancing helped flatten the curve, but rabbis and ultra-Orthodox politicians only just came to their senses
Pushing annexation right now is playing with fire. It would likely force Israelis and Palestinians into a two-front war: an armed conflict, while fighting, without coordination, COVID-19
30,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan live in the country, most of whom have lost their jobs because of the virus crisis
He has no real foreign policy achievements. He's presided over the near-collapse of Israel’s educational and health systems, even before coronavirus. But for the duration of this crisis - we're all stuck with him
Draft coalition agreement calls for taxpayers to fund residences for both PM and his deputy ■ Gantz's party says he intends to remain in his own home after becoming prime minister
Their intention to join forces with Netanyahu has left the so-called Zionist left defeated, deserted, despondent and facing imminent demise
The government does not want to be portrayed as discriminating against ultra-Orthodox society, but the move must be made to curb the spread of the coronavirus
Netanyahu and Gantz plan to have a unity government sworn in before Passover, but negotiations have been stalled by the coronavirus epidemic and key appointments
Premier's Knesset affairs adviser tests positive for COVID-19 days after she was in parliament for key vote
That Israel’s prime minister tasked Mossad head Yossi Cohen with a frantic quest to source coronavirus kit in the Gulf is the most serious indictment of Netanyahu yet
His magic, as in countless other occasions during his long career, was mixed with something else – destiny
The national unity government’s first achievement is to split Israel’s body politic in all directions
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Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc to retain health and finance portfolios; Gantz to become prime minister in September 2021, according to likely coalition agreement