Knowledge Identifier: +Benjamin_Netanyahu
After graduating from high school in 1967, Netanyahu returned to Israel to enlist in the IDF. He trained as a combat soldier and became a team leader in an elite special forces unit of the IDF, Sayeret Matkal.
Nathaniel Schmidt - In 1971, Professor Benzion Netanyahu, father to the future Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, and brothers Yonathan and Iddo, moved to Ithaca, New York, New York to serve as the new Professor of Judaic Studies and Chairman of the revived Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures
In 1976 Netanyahu lost his older brother Yonatan Netanyahu, who served as the commander of the elite Israeli army commando unit Sayeret Matkal and was killed in action during the counter-terrorism hostage-rescue mission Operation Entebbe in which his unit rescued more than 100 hostages hijacked and flown to the Entebbe Airport in Uganda.
After graduating in 1977 Netanyahu returned to Israel and had a brief career as a furniture company's chief marketing officer.
Following the defeat of the Likud party in the 1992 Israeli legislative elections the Likud party held a primary election in 1993 to select its leader, and Netanyahu was victorious, defeating Benny Begin, son of the late Prime Minister Menachem Begin, and veteran politician David Levy (Sharon initially sought Likud party leadership as well, but quickly withdrew when it was evident that he was attracting minimal support).
Shimon Peres - However, he was narrowly defeated by Benjamin Netanyahu in the first direct elections for Prime Minister in 1996.
Suicide attack - In 1996, the Israelis elected the conservative candidate Benjamin Netanyahu who promised to restore safety by conditioning every step in the peace process on Israel's assessment of the Palestinian Authority's fulfillment of its obligations in curbing violence as outlined in the Oslo agreements
Likud - 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
Jonathan Pollard - At the 1998 Wye River Conference, Benjamin Netanyahu demanded Pollard's release, and President Clinton made a public statement about reviewing the case
Meir Sheetrit - In 1998 he was appointed Minister of Finance, serving until the fall of Benjamin Netanyahu's first government in 1999
Jonathan Pollard - On May 11, 1998, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted Pollard was a known information source, handled by high-ranking officials of the Israeli Bureau for Scientific Relations
After being defeated by Ehud Barak in the 1999 election for Prime Minister, Netanyahu temporarily retired from politics.
Joel C. Rosenberg - Rosenberg opened a political consultancy business, which he ran until 2000, advising former Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Natan Sharansky and then-former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu where he garnered much of his information on the Middle East that he would later use in his books
In 2002, after the Israeli Labor Party left the coalition and vacated the position of foreign minister, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon appointed Netanyahu as Foreign Minister.
Jonathan Pollard - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced particularly strong support for Pollard's release, visiting the convicted spy in prison in 2002 while not in office
After the 2003 Israeli legislative election, in what many observers regarded as a surprise move, Sharon offered the Foreign Ministry to Silvan Shalom and offered Netanyahu the Finance Ministry.
Jaggi Singh - On January 20, 2003, Singh was to speak at a demonstration in support of students facing disciplinary charges for the September 9 protest against Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu threatened to resign in 2004 unless the Gaza pullout plan was put to a referendum, but later lifted the ultimatum and voted for the programme in the Knesset.
Ariel Sharon - On 20 December 2005, Sharon's longtime rival Benjamin Netanyahu was elected his successor as leader of Likud
Naftali Bennett - After he took part in the 2006 Lebanon War, Bennett joined the Leader of the Opposition Benjamin Netanyahu and served as his Chief of Staff from 2006 to 2008
Israeli Labor Party - Under Peretz, and especially in the 2006 electoral campaign, the party took a significant ideological turn, putting social and economic issues on top of its agenda, and advocating a moderate social-democratic approach , in sharp contrast to the neoliberal policies led by former Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Likud - Following the 2009 elections, the party appears to have mostly recovered from its loss, and led the Israeli government under the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu
Meir Dagan - He was re-appointed in 2009 by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to serve until the end of 2010
Oranit - In 2009, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu imposed a 10-month freeze on construction in Oranit and other Israeli settlements in the West Bank
Economic Strategy Ministry - The post was created following the formation of a new government in March 2009, and is held by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Science and Technology Minister of Israel - With the creation of Benjamin Netanyahu's government in March 2009, the culture and sports portfolios were separated from the Ministry of Science and Technology and transferred to the Ministry of Culture and Sport
Gila Gamliel - On April 1, 2009 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Gamliel as Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office in his new government, with the portfolio of the Advancement of Young People, Students and Women
Farouk Hosny - Months prior to the UNESCO election, the Israeli government ceased opposition to Hosni's candidacy following a May 2009 meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mubarak
Eric Cantor - Shortly after the 2010 midterm elections, Cantor met privately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, just before Netanyahu was to meet with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Elie Wiesel - On April 18, 2010 in "The New York Times" and on 16 April for three other newspapers, Wiesel wrote a full-page advertisement in which he emphasized the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and criticized the Obama administration for pressuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt East Jerusalem Jewish settlement construction
University of California Irvine Muslim Student Union - Cecilie Surasky of Jewish Voice for Peace noted that while JVP hecklers did not face criminal charges when they disrupted a speech by Benjamin Netanyahu in November 2010, the MSU hecklers were charged with regard to the Oren incident
Jonathan Pollard - On December 21, 2010, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would formally and publicly call for Pollard's release
Israel Defense Forces - However in 2011, the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu reversed course and moved to make significant cuts in the defense budget in order to pay for social programs
Micha Lindenstrauss - In April 2011 Lindenstrauss announced an investigation into Benjamin Netanyahu's travel at the expense of private businessmen, mainly American Jews
Gilad Shalit - A protest was held in August 2011 outside Benjamin Netanyahu's office to mark Shalit's sixth birthday in captivity
In 2012, Netanyahu initially planned to call early elections, but subsequently oversaw the creation of a controversial government of national unity that will see Israel through until the national elections of 2013
Mirza Masroor Ahmad - On March 5, 2012, Mirza Masroor Ahmad wrote letters to Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to avoid war between their countries and warning both the leaders that if this tension escalates it may turn toward World War III and involve nuclear weapons
Avigdor Lieberman - Following Lieberman's resignation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped in and as of late December 2012 is serving as acting Foreign Minister
Jerusalem - However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in 2014 that "Jerusalem will never be divided"
Trinidad Jimenez - In this capacity, she made headlines when she promoted a non-binding motion in 2014 which "urged" the government to recognize a Palestinian state, angering the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Yair Lapid - On 2 December, 2014, Lapid was fired from his post as finance minister by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Yair Lapid - On 2 December 2014, Lapid was fired from his post as finance minister by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
John Henry Patterson (author) - With the assistance and support of the Israeli government and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on 4 December 2014, the remains of Patterson and his wife, were re-interred in the Avihayil cemetery where some of the men he commanded are buried
On January 2015, Netanyahu was invited to address US congress in the following month
Jon Voight - In March 2015, in the run-up to the 2015 Israeli election, Voight released a video where he called upon Israeli voters to re-elect Benjamin Netanyahu
Charles B. Rangel - After being strongly opposed to Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3, 2015, speech to Congress and saying he would be one of those Democrats not attending, Rangel changed his mind and did attend, attributing his reversal to the advice of friends and constituents and saying, "Enough damage has already been done
Reuven Rivlin - On March 25, 2015 Rivlin, in his role as president, officially chartered Benjamin Netanyahu with the assignment of forming a new government following elections the previous week
Haj Amin al-Husseini - In October 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that Hitler at the time was not thinking of exterminating the Jews, but only of expelling them, and that it was al-Husseini who inspired Hitler to embark on a programme of genocide to prevent them from coming to Palestine
Moshe Gafni - In February 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized Garni and other government leaders for making disparaging remarks about Reform and Conservative Judaism
Yedioth Ahronoth - In January 2017, secret recordings were released of conversations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mozes discussing a potential deal in which the newspaper would provide better coverage of Netanyahu in exchange for the government limiting the circulation of competitor Israel Hayom
Mike Pompeo - In March 2019, when questioned regarding Isreal's conflicts with Iran and following a visit to the Western Wall with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Pompeo spoke to "the work that our administration's done to make sure that this democracy in the Middle East, that this Jewish state, remains
Benny Begin - On 3 March 2019, Begin said that he was deeply troubled after reading the Israeli attorney general's 57-page document detailing the suspicions against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Avigdor Lieberman - Lieberman has stated his opposition to forming a coalition with religious parties and refused to join Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition in April 2019
M. Afzal Khan - In July 2019, Khan apologised after it emerged that he had shared a Facebook video about Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017 containing antisemitic tropes