Benjamin Netanyahu

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Benjamin Netanyahu
בנימין נתניהו
Prime Minister of Israel
Assumed office
31 March 2009
President Shimon Peres
Reuven Rivlin
Preceded by Ehud Olmert
In office
18 June 1996 – 6 July 1999
President Ezer Weizman
Preceded by Shimon Peres
Succeeded by Ehud Barak
Leader of the Opposition
In office
28 March 2006 – 31 March 2009
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
Ehud Olmert
Preceded by Amir Peretz
Succeeded by Tzipi Livni
Minister of Finance
In office
28 February 2003 – 9 August 2005
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
Preceded by Silvan Shalom
Succeeded by Ehud Olmert
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
6 November 2002 – 28 February 2003
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
Preceded by Shimon Peres
Succeeded by Silvan Shalom
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
26 December 1988 – 11 November 1991
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir
Preceded by Roni Milo
Succeeded by Yossi Beilin
Personal details
Born 21 October 1949 (1949-10-21) (age 66)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Political party Likud
Spouse(s) Miriam Weizmann (Before 1978)
Fleur Cates (1981–1984)
Sara Ben-Artzi (1991–present)
Children 3
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Religion Judaism
Military service
Allegiance  Israel
Service/branch Flag of the Israel Defense Forces.svg Israel Defence Forces
Years of service 1967-1973
Rank IDF seren.svg Captain
Unit Sayeret Matkal
Battles/wars War of Attrition
Yom Kippur War

Binjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין "בִּיבִּי" נְתַנְיָהוּ, born 21 October 1949) is the Prime Minister of Israel[1][2] and leader of the Likud party. He was also the Prime Minister of Israel from June 1996 to July 1999.

Army career[change | change source]

Netanyahu was commander in the Israel Defense Forces. He fought in the raid on Lebanon in 1968. He also fought in the raid on Yarden in 1968.

Books and articles[change | change source]

Through the years Netanyahu authored five books, three of which focus on counter-terrorism. The books he authored include:

  • International Terrorism: Challenge and Response (The Jonathon Institute, 1980) (ISBN 0-87855-894-2)
  • Terrorism: How the West Can Win (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1986) (ISBN 0-380-70321-1)
  • A Place Among the Nations (Bantam, 1993) (ISBN 0-553-08974-9)
  • Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorism (Diane Pub Co, 1995) (ISBN 0-374-52497-1)
  • A Durable Peace: Israel and Its Place Among the Nations (Warner Books, 2000) (ISBN 0-446-52306-2)


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