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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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Netanyahu caught between Obama and Bennett
2014-04-14
It is only on rare occasions that Israeli politics provides us with distilled decisive moments. It is possible that over the next few weeks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will find himself facing a cruel decision. There is nothing more anathema to ...
(Al-Monitor)
  1. Netanyahu must curb Bennett and keep the peace talks alive
  2. Netanyahu's intransigence working against him
  3. UN's Ban presses Netanyahu, Abbas over peace talks

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Netanyahu: I'd choose elections over Bennett
2014-04-14
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday dismissed Jewish Home party head Naftali Bennett's recent threats to pull out of the governing coalition, saying he didn't want to hold elections but wouldn't reconcile with Bennett over the release of ...
(The Times of Israel)
  1. Netanyahu Raises Early Elections Amid Coalition Tensions
  2. The diplomatic process is not real until this government falls
  3. Coalition Crisis? Bennett: Pollard Swap Deal = Elections; 'The Ball's In Bibi ...

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Netanyahu condemns 'hatred of Jews' in Kansas shooting
2014-04-14
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday condemned the murder of three people in a shooting attack at US Jewish institutions, saying it bore the hallmarks of anti-Semitic attacks. “We condemn the murders, which according to all the signs were ...
(The Times of Israel)
  1. Netanyahu, Jewish leaders send condolences to families of Kansas victims
  2. Israel's Netanyahu condemns Kansas 'hate' shootings
  3. Israeli Families Gather for Ritual Passover Meal

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Netanyahu Orders Cutback in Contacts with Palestinian Authority
2014-04-09
Israeli government officials said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had ordered cabinet members, directors-general of government ministries and other senior officials not to meet their counterparts in the Palestinian Authority. A spokesman for the ...
(Voice of America)
  1. Netanyahu orders cutback in Palestinian Authority contacts
  2. Netanyahu orders ministers to cut contact with Palestinians

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Benjamin Netanyahu Freezes Israeli Contact with Palestinians
2014-04-09
Tel Aviv—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday ordered all Israeli government ministries to halt cooperation with the Palestinian Authority in retaliation for recent Palestinian moves to gain statehood by signing up to more international ...
(Wall Street Journal)
  1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders cutback in contacts with ...
  2. Netanyahu brings stop to meetings with Palestinians
  3. Israel PM Netanyahu curbs contacts with Palestinians

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Israel wants peace talks but "not at any price: Benjamin Netanyahu
2014-04-06
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in his first public comments on a crisis in U.S.-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians, said on Sunday Israel was prepared to continue negotiations but "not at any price". Netanyahu, speaking at the weekly ...
(Daily News & Analysis)
  1. Netanyahu: Israel wants peace talks but 'not at any price'
  2. Netanyahu: Palestinians' unilateral actions will be reciprocated by Israel
  3. Netanyahu: If PA acts unilaterally, so will we

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu undergoes hernia surgery
2014-04-06
JERUSALEM — The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that he has successfully undergone hernia surgery. Netanyahu's office said early Sunday he is recuperating at a Jerusalem hospital following overnight surgery for an umbilical ...
(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  1. Palestinians ready to widen global recognition bid
  2. Garvan Walshe: Abbas is changing the Palestinian question. Will he also ...
  3. US presses on with attempts to rescue Middle East talks

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Livni: Netanyahu, Abbas should hold direct talks
2014-04-05
Livni and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's special representative Isaac Molcho will represent Israel, while chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Intelligence head Majd Freij will represent the Palestinians. The meeting will be the second since the peace ...
(Haaretz)
  1. US plays crooked lawyer in Israeli-Palestinian drama
  2. How to Break the Israel-Palestine Deadlock
  3. Kerry: US to reconsider role in Mideast peace talks

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Netanyahu Gets It
2014-04-04
Barack Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. To which one might respond with the words of Psalms: "Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding." The secretary of state's hubris is cause for wonder. What is the metaphorical water ...
(The Weekly Standard (blog))
  1. Israel said to be considering sanctions against Palestinians
  2. Why does Netanyahu want to keep negotiating?
  3. Kerry phones Abbas, Netanyahu to save peace talks

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