|Leader of the Opposition|
|Assumed office |
13 June 2021
|Prime Minister||Naftali Bennett|
|Preceded by||Yair Lapid|
16 January 2006 – 6 April 2009
|Prime Minister||Ehud Olmert|
|Preceded by||Amir Peretz|
|Succeeded by||Tzipi Livni|
3 February 1993 – 18 June 1996
|Prime Minister||Yitzhak Rabin|
|Preceded by||Yitzhak Shamir|
|Succeeded by||Shimon Peres|
|9th Prime Minister of Israel|
31 March 2009 – 13 June 2021
|President||Shimon Peres |
|Alternate||Benny Gantz (2020–21)|
|Preceded by||Ehud Olmert|
|Succeeded by||Naftali Bennett|
18 June 1996 – 6 July 1999
|Preceded by||Shimon Peres|
|Succeeded by||Ehud Barak|
|Chairman of Likud|
|Assumed office |
20 December 2005
|Preceded by||Ariel Sharon|
3 February 1993 – 6 July 1999
|Preceded by||Yitzhak Shamir|
|Succeeded by||Ariel Sharon|
|1996–1997||Science and Technology|
|1996–1999||Housing and Construction|
|Born||21 October 1949|
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Children||3, including Yair|
|Branch/service||Israel Defense Forces|
|Years of service||1967–1973|
Binyamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין "בִּיבִּי" נְתַנְיָהוּ, born 21 October 1949) was the Prime Minister of Israel from 2009 to 2021 and before that from 1996 to 1999. Netanyahu is leader of the HaLikud party and the first Israeli prime minister born after the establishment of the state of Israel. He was also the country’s longest-serving prime minister. In 2021, he became Leader of the Opposition.
Corruption charge[change | change source]
On February 28, 2019, Netanyahu was indicted on bribe and fraud charges in three different cases.
2020 election[change | change source]
On 20 April 2020, Opposition Leader Benny Gantz and Netanyahu announced an agreement on a unity government had been reached following the 2020 legislative election. The deal would involve both parties splitting power and Gantz and Netanyahu taking turns being prime minister. The deal said that Gantz would be Vice Prime Minister until October 2021, by then he would replace Netanyahu to become Prime Minister.
Fifth term[change | change source]
After the 2021 Israel-Palestine crisis, Israeli politician and leader of the Yamina alliance Naftali Bennett announced that he has agreed to a deal with Yair Lapid to forge a coalition government that would remove Netanyahu from his Prime Minister position. This is after the 2021 March election.
Army career[change | change source]
Books and articles[change | change source]
- 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)
Related pages[change | change source]
- Fourth Netanyahu Government
- Netanyahu-Gantz Government (Fifth Netanyahu Government)
- Yonatan Netanyahu
References[change | change source]
- "Benjamin Netanyahu". Biography. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
- "Netanyahu sworn in as Israel's prime minister". Haaretz. 1 April 2009. Archived from the original on 2 January 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
- Heller, Jeffrey (1 April 2009). "Netanyahu sworn in as Israeli prime minister". Reuters. Retrieved 11 August 2009.
- Gil Hoffman (20 April 2020). "After 17-month stalemate, Netanyahu and Gantz strike unity deal". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
- Harkov, Lahav (21 May 2021). "Netanyahu, defense chiefs call operation 'game-changing' defeat of Hamas". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
- "Israeli opposition figures reach deal aimed at ousting Netanyahu". the Guardian. 2021-05-30. Retrieved 2021-05-30.
- "Bennett announces plan to form gov't with Lapid that will oust Netanyahu". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com. Retrieved 2021-05-30.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Benyamin Netanyahu.|
- Official website Archived 2012-02-23 at the Wayback Machine
- Biography of Benjamin Netanyahu at Zionism and Israel Information Center Biography Section
- Website of supporters of Benjamin Netanyahu (in Hebrew)
- Benjamin Netanyahu on the definition of terror (BBC, 5 min.)
- Benjamin Netanyahu Profile on Israeli Lexicon (Ynetnews)
- Netanyahu: Pullout will worsen Israel's security Archived 2012-02-03 at the Wayback Machine. The Jerusalem Post, 5 August 2005
- Cheltenham High School Hall of Fame Biography Archived 2009-08-03 at the Wayback Machine Archived 2009-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
- Netanyahu’s Fortification Plan Archived 2007-10-27 at the Wayback Machine
- The 32nd Government, official Knesset website
- Sara Netanyahu Archived 2009-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, Sara Netanyahu biography and photos