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Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is the ninth and current Prime Minister of Israel, serving since March 2009. Netanyahu also serves as the current 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.
Netanyahu is the first and only Israeli prime minister born in Israel after the State of Israel's foundation. Netanyahu joined the Israeli Defense Forces in 1967 where he served as a commander in the elite Sayeret Matkal commando unit, taking part in many missions including the hostages rescue mission from the hijacked Sabena Flight 571 in 1972 (coincidentally under the leadership of Ehud Barak). He fought in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and achieved the rank of captain before being discharged. Netanyahu served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations from 1984 to 1988, member of the Likud Party, and was Prime Minister from June 1996 to July 1999. Netanyahu was Foreign Minister (2002–2003) and Finance Minister (2003–August 2005) in Ariel Sharon's governments, but he departed over disagreements regarding the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Gaza crisis: Benjamin Netanyahu's dilemma is how to punish Hamas, but not ...
2014-07-08
Once there was Operation Cast Lead, then came Pillar of Defence and now Gaza is the target of Protective Edge. Israel's various bids to stop Hamas, the radical Islamist movement, from using this Palestinian territory as a giant launch pad for rocket ...
(Telegraph.co.uk)
  1. Israeli PM to military: "Take off the gloves"
  2. Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu Tells IDF to Prepare for Ground Offensive in Gaza
  3. Netanyahu: Time To 'Take Off The Gloves' In Fight Against Hamas

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Benjamin Netanyahu, Statesman?
2014-07-07
Today, with a single phone call, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has displayed that vital quality. The question now is how he can build on it -- and whether it will be reciprocated by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The latest trouble ...
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  1. Do Washington Post reporters or editors think Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...
  2. Slain Palestinian Teen's Family Rejects Benjamin Netanyahu Approach
  3. Palestinian teen's murder: Benjamin Netanyahu pledges justice

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Benjamin Netanyahu Calls Father of Revenge Victim
2014-07-07
“I wish to express my shock and the shock of Israel's citizens over the despicable murder of your son,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the father, Hussein Abu Khudair, according to the statement. “The murderers will be brought to trial and ...
(Jewish Daily Forward)
  1. Benjamin Netanyahu's Excellent Adventure

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Benjamin Netanyahu's future in doubt as coalition partner ends arrangement
2014-07-07
Benjamin Netanyahu faced an urgent threat to his political future on Monday after his most powerful ally announced he was ending their political partnership over a row on how to respond to rocket attacks from Gaza. Avigdor Lieberman, the combative ...
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  1. Avigdor Liberman Dumps Partnership With Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party
  2. Israel: Avigdor Lieberman Dissolves Coalition Alliance with Benjamin ...
  3. Israeli FM ends alliance with Netanyahu

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Israel's Netanyahu expresses shock over 'abhorrent' murder of Palestinian teen
2014-07-07
Jerusalem (CNN) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday spoke with the father of the Palestinian teenager who was burned alive in Jerusalem last week, expressing shock at what he called an "abhorrent" murder. As anger continues to boil ...
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  1. Benjamin Netanyahu Calls Father of Revenge Victim
  2. Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu Calls Father of Murdered Palestinian Teen

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Netanyahu pledges justice for murder of Palestinian teen
2014-07-07
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to bring to justice the killers of a Palestinian teenager whose death has sparked days of rioting. He was speaking after Israeli police arrested six Jewish suspects over the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdair in ...
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  1. Palestinian teen's murder: Benjamin Netanyahu pledges justice
  2. No place in Israel for Abu Khdeir's killers, Netanyahu says

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Benjamin Netanyahu Warns Israeli Arabs against Rioting
2014-07-06
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the Arab community in the country against rioting over the latest unrest. Pledging to restore peace by acting "calmly and responsibly," the Israeli premier urged the Arabs to help contain the skirmishes.
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  1. Netanyahu: Israel must show restraint in the face of Gaza rockets
  2. Netanyahu: Israeli Arabs can't have it both ways
  3. Netanyahu holds urgent security consultations amid rockets, rioting

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Netanyahu urges cabinet to be cool headed over Gaza
2014-07-06
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged his cabinet on Sunday to keep a cool head about how to handle growing tensions in and around the Gaza Strip, Agence France-Presse reported. “Experience has proved that at moments like this, we have to ...
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  1. Netanyahu on Gaza: Israel must act 'calmly and responsibly'
  2. Israel PM vows calm after Israel strikes Gaza
  3. Israeli premier Netanyahu vows to act "calmly" after Israel strikes sites in ...

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Benjamin Netanyahu Denounces Killing of Palestinian Teen
2014-07-04
On July 3, 2014, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the murder of a Palestinian boy that occurred on July 1, 2014. Bibi made the comments at the annual 4th of July event at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv. In the speech, Netanyahu says in ...
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  1. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls for restraint amid escalating ...
  2. East Jerusalem youth was burned alive, Palestinian official quoted as saying
  3. Netanyahu calls for restraint amid escalating violence

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