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."
Despite leaders' statements on last-minute efforts to form a unity government and end political deadlock, lawmakers already tabled a bill to dissolve parliament
After 25 years of peace, humiliation and disappointment, Jordan fears Israel's next moves will constitute an existential threat to the kingdom
Meanwhile, kingmaker Lieberman says he has come under 'a campaign of pressure and enticement' to join narrow government led by Netanyahu
Ahead of an all but certain third election in a year, Kahol Lavan co-leader Lapid gives up demand for rotation with Gantz for prime minister, neutralizing a major Likud campaign point
The president’s 45-minute self-laudatory speech to IAC had two glaring omissions: Right-wing anti-Semitic violence and one Benjamin Netanyahu
When the Kahol Lavan leader presented Netanyahu waiving immunity as a condition to forming a unity government, he hit the defendant from Balfour Street in his soft underbelly
A third consecutive election may seem like a hollow victory, but considering the PM's situation, the bottom-line result is a win
West Bank Annexation Indefensible at International Criminal Court, Top Legal Adviser Warns Netanyahu
Israeli annexation of the Jordan Valley would expose Israeli officials to prosecution, cautions the attorney general's office
Opinion Collective Insanity Gives Netanyahu’s Right Wing a Crushing Advantage Over Center-left Rivals
As with Trump’s GOP, the Likud is no longer constrained by laws, conventions, traditions or values
The former VP, who called Netanyahu a 'friend' during the Obama era, shifts his tone on the prime minister but reiterates support for U.S. military aid to Israel
Nir Hefetz, the prime minister's former media advisor, turned state's evidence against Netanyahu in the case where he has been charged with quid pro quo with telecom giant Bezeq
Parties in disagreement over when exactly to send Israelis to the polls again, on a Memorial Day, Purim or anniversary of Hasidic figure's death
Associates of the prime minister are set to be charged in the case involving Israel's purchase of naval vessels. Benny Gantz’s party wants a commission of inquiry to see if Netanyahu is no mere innocent bystander
U.S. State Department recently denied claims an annexation plan was reviewed in Lisbon meeting last week
From Shaul Elovitch to Arnon Mozes – two names caught up in the prime minister's corruption affairs – the kingmaker of Israeli politics has taught a lesson about schmoozing media barons
Israel’s defense establishment has always been cool to the idea of a defense treaty with America. But a formal pact is now urgent - and strategically vital
In his view, he will always be Dreyfus on steroids – but the costs of fighting the indictments are just too high, and a bargain with the law just too good to pass up
House Resolution 326 is non-binding, but the Democrats’ warning is crystal clear: Israel’s total alignment with Trump comes at a price
Kahol Lavan says move is attempt by Netanyahu to deflect attention from indictment in corruption cases ■ Knesset unlikely to approve change in election method as it may dissolve in four days
Netanyahu said he and Pompeo had discussed proposals to annex the West Bank region, but U.S. diplomat says 'no plan was presented by Israel to the United States'
Benny Gantz's Kahol Lavan alliance overtakes prime minister's Likud by one seat, 34-33, in new Channel 12 News election poll
Both leaders are attacking law enforcement to push back against their legal woes, but the comparison ignores important distinctions between them and between the Israeli and American legal systems
Analysis Neither Netanyahu nor Gantz Is Backing Down. There's a 99% Certainty Israel Is Going to Election
Between Netanyahu and Gantz, and among the members of Kahol Lavan's leadership – discord is rife, unity is passé, and promises are unraveling
Changing voting system 'starts to sound interesting,' Netanyahu says, as main Likud opponent Sa'ar accuses him of unleashing 'wild' incitement