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Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu is an Israeli leader and the current Prime Minister of Israel. He serves also as the Chairman of the Likud Party, as a Knesset member, as the Health Minister of Israel, as the Pensioner Affairs Minister of Israel and as the Economic Strategy Minister of Israel.

Background

  • Related to the Rabbi Eliyahu of Vilna (the Vilna Gaon) on his paternal side, Netanyahu was born in Tel Aviv, to Benzion Netanyahu (original name Mileikowsky) and Cela (Segal). His mother was born in 1912 in Petah Tikva, part of the future British Mandate of Palestine that eventually became Israel. Though all his grandparents were born in the Russian Empire (now Belarus, Lithuania and Poland), his mother's parents emigrated to Minneapolis in the United States.Netanyahu's father, Benzion, was a professor of Jewish history at Cornell University, editor of the Encyclopaedia Hebraica, and a senior aide to Ze'ev Jabotinsky, who remained active in research and writing into his nineties.Netanyahu's paternal grandfather was Rabbi Natan Mileikowsky, a leading Religious Zionist rabbi and JNF fundraiser. Netanyahu's older brother, Yonatan, was killed in Uganda during Operation Entebbe in 1976. His younger brother, Iddo, is a radiologist and writer. All three brothers served in the Sayeret Matkal reconnaissance unit of the Israel Defense Forces.

  • Education

    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Career

    • Executive Director Jonathan Institute Jerusalem 1978-1980. Senior Manager Rim Industries, Jerusalem 1980-1982. Deputy Chief of Mission, Israeli Embassy, Washington, D.C. 1982-1984.

      Perm. Representative 1984-1988, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs since 1988.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Likud Party

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

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    • father: Benzion
    • mother: Cela
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    Born October 21, 1949
    (age 68)
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    • 1976 - 2000
      director, Jonathan Institute
      Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
    • 1976 - 1978
      Consultant, Boston Consultant Group
    • 1980 - 1982
      director, marketing Rim Industries
    • 1982 - 1984
      deputy chief mission Government Israel
      Washington, United States
    • 1984 - 2000
      member, Israeli delaware to United States-Israeli Strategic Talks
    • 1988 - 1999
      Member, Parliament Knesset
    • 1988 - 1991
      Member, Parliament Knesset
    • 1991 - 1992
      Member, Parliament Knesset
    • 1993 - 1999
      chairman, Likud Party
    • 1996 - 1999
      Member, Parliament Knesset
    • 1998 - 2000
      Member, Parliament Knesset
    • 2000 - 2000
      ambassador, to United Nations New York City
    • 2002 - 2003
      Member, Parliament Knesset
    • 2003 - 2005
      Member, Parliament Knesset
    • 2005
      chairman, Likud Party
    • 2009
      Member, Parliament Knesset
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