Benjamin Netanyahu

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Benjamin Netanyahu (born 21 October 1949) is an Israeli politician who has been Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, having previously held the position from 1996 to 1999.wikipedia
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Likud

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Netanyahu is also the Chairman of the Likud – National Liberal Movement. He was subsequently elected to the Knesset, before becoming the leader of Likud in 1993; he led the party to victory at the 1996 election, becoming Israel's youngest-ever prime minister.
Nevertheless, Likud's candidate Benjamin Netanyahu did win the vote for Prime Minister in 1996 and was given the task of forming a government after the 1996 elections.

Prime Minister of Israel

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Benjamin Netanyahu (born 21 October 1949) is an Israeli politician who has been Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, having previously held the position from 1996 to 1999.
The current Prime Minister is Benjamin Netanyahu of Likud, the ninth person to hold the position (excluding caretakers).

2013 Israeli legislative election

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He went on to lead Likud to victory in the 2013 and 2015 elections.
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu formed the country's thirty-third government after establishing a coalition with Yesh Atid, the Jewish Home, and Hatnua, which between them held 68 seats.

Investigations involving Benjamin Netanyahu

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Since December 2016, Netanyahu has been under investigation by Israeli police and prosecutors for a number of alleged corruption scandals, culminating in the Attorney General announcing his intent to file indictments against him in 2019.
During Benjamin Netanyahu's fourth premiership, a number of alleged corruption scandals have been investigated involving Netanyahu and his close political circle.

2015 Israeli legislative election

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He went on to lead Likud to victory in the 2013 and 2015 elections.
The incumbent Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu of Likud, declared victory in the election, with Likud picking up the highest number of votes.

Yitzhak Shamir

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In 1984, Netanyahu was appointed the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, a role he held until 1988.
Shamir was the country's third longest-serving prime minister after David Ben-Gurion and Benjamin Netanyahu.

Operation Entebbe

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Netanyahu moved back to Israel in 1978 to found the Yonatan Netanyahu Anti-Terror Institute, named after his brother Yonatan Netanyahu, who died leading Operation Entebbe.
Netanyahu was the older brother of Benjamin Netanyahu, who would later become Prime Minister of Israel.

September 2019 Israeli legislative election

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After the April 2019 election resulted in no party being able to form a government, a second election took place in September 2019.
Following the previous elections in April, incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition, the first such failure in Israeli history.

April 2019 Israeli legislative election

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After the April 2019 election resulted in no party being able to form a government, a second election took place in September 2019.
Elections had been due in November 2019, but were brought forward following a dispute between members of the current government over a bill on national service for the ultra-Orthodox population, as well as impending corruption charges against incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

2009 Israeli legislative election

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Although Likud finished second in the 2009 election to Kadima, Netanyahu was able to form a coalition government with other right-wing parties, and was sworn in as Prime Minister for a second time.
Although the incumbent prime minister's party, Kadima, won the most seats in the parliament, the Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu was able to form a majority coalition government and become the new prime minister.

Cheltenham High School

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Benjamin attended and graduated from Cheltenham High School and was active in the debate club, chess club, and soccer.
Among the school's notable alumni are Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, his older brother Yoni Netanyahu, their class of 1964 classmate baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, talk radio host Mark Levin, 15-time Grammy Award winner Michael Brecker, and rapper Lil Dicky.

Benzion Netanyahu

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Netanyahu was born in 1949 in Tel Aviv, Israel, to Tzila Segal (28 August 1912 – 31 January 2000) who had been born in Petah Tikva in the Ottoman Empire's Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem, and a Warsaw-born father, Prof. Benzion Netanyahu (1910–2012).
Netanyahu was the father of current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yonatan Netanyahu, ex-commander of Sayeret Matkal, as well as Iddo Netanyahu, a physician, author and playwright.

Knesset

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He was subsequently elected to the Knesset, before becoming the leader of Likud in 1993; he led the party to victory at the 1996 election, becoming Israel's youngest-ever prime minister.
This proposed law has also been favoured by other politicians, including Benjamin Netanyahu.

Thirty-second government of Israel

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Although Likud finished second in the 2009 election to Kadima, Netanyahu was able to form a coalition government with other right-wing parties, and was sworn in as Prime Minister for a second time.

1996 Israeli general election

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He was subsequently elected to the Knesset, before becoming the leader of Likud in 1993; he led the party to victory at the 1996 election, becoming Israel's youngest-ever prime minister. However, although Netanyahu won the election for Prime Minister, Labor won the Knesset elections, beating the Likud–Gesher–Tzomet alliance, meaning Netanyahu had to rely on a coalition with the ultra-Orthodox parties, Shas and UTJ (whose social welfare policies flew in the face of his capitalistic outlook) in order to govern.
The 1996 elections resulted in a surprise victory for Benjamin Netanyahu, by a margin of 29,457 votes, less than 1% of the total number of votes cast, and much smaller than the number of spoiled votes.

Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning

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Between 1956 and 1958, and again from 1963 to 1967, his family lived in the United States in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, while father Benzion Netanyahu taught at Dropsie College.
The faculty at Dropsie included scholars from outside the United States, including Benzion Netanyahu, who came from Jerusalem with his young sons, Yonatan (Yoni) and Benjamin (Bibi), who there had their first true exposures to American culture, which would become a touchstone for later interactions with the American public for Bibi.

Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations

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In 1984, Netanyahu was appointed the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations by Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, a role he held until 1988.

Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron

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The talks culminated on 14 January 1997, in the signing of the Hebron Protocol.
The Protocol Concerning the Redeployment in Hebron, also known as the Hebron Protocol or Hebron Agreement, was signed on 17 January 1997 by Israel, represented by Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), represented by PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, under the supervision of U.S. Secretary of State, Warren Christopher.

1999 Israeli general election

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After defeat in the 1999 election, Netanyahu left politics, returning to the private sector. After being defeated by Ehud Barak in the 1999 election for Prime Minister, Netanyahu temporarily retired from politics.
Early general elections for both the Prime Minister and the Knesset were held in Israel on 17 May 1999 following a vote of no confidence in the government; the incumbent Likud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ran for re-election.

Sayeret Matkal

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Born in Tel Aviv to secular Jewish parents and raised in both Jerusalem and the Philadelphia area, Netanyahu returned to Israel immediately upon graduating high school in 1967 to join the Israel Defense Forces shortly after the Six-Day War, and became a team leader in the Sayeret Matkal special forces unit.

Ehud Barak

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After being defeated by Ehud Barak in the 1999 election for Prime Minister, Netanyahu temporarily retired from politics.
He previously held the posts of Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister under Ehud Olmert and then in Benjamin Netanyahu's second government from 2007 to 2013, as he retired from politics at the end of the tenure, though he returned in June of 2019 with the formation of a new party.

Mitt Romney

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At the Boston Consulting Group, he was a colleague of Mitt Romney, with whom he formed a lasting friendship.
At the Boston Consulting Group, he was a colleague of Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom he formed a friendship that has lasted for more than forty years.

Gesher (political party)

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However, although Netanyahu won the election for Prime Minister, Labor won the Knesset elections, beating the Likud–Gesher–Tzomet alliance, meaning Netanyahu had to rely on a coalition with the ultra-Orthodox parties, Shas and UTJ (whose social welfare policies flew in the face of his capitalistic outlook) in order to govern.
Gesher was founded by David Levy on 11 March 1996 as a breakaway from the Likud party during the thirteenth Knesset, after Levy lost the Likud leadership election to Benjamin Netanyahu.

Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

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Following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, his temporary successor Shimon Peres decided to call early elections in order to give the government a mandate to advance the peace process.
The Likud leader and future prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, accused Rabin's government of being "removed from Jewish tradition [...] and Jewish values".

Sabena Flight 571

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Netanyahu took part in many missions, including Operation Inferno (1968), Operation Gift (1968) and Operation Isotope (1972), during which he was shot in the shoulder.
On 9 May 1972 at 4:00 p.m. the rescue operation began: a team of 16 Sayeret Matkal commandos, led by Ehud Barak and including Benjamin Netanyahu, both future Israeli Prime Ministers, approached the aircraft disguised as aircraft technicians in white coveralls.