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Naftali Bennett

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Naftali Bennett

Israeli politician add

Category: Politics

Born in 1972.

Countries: Israel (33%), United States (27%), Indonesia (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Knesset, West Bank, Avigdor Lieberman

Linked to: Likud, Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel, Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Hebrew University of Jerusalem




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Naftali Bennett was born in 1972 add something


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 add something


He ran Netanyahu's primary campaign to lead the Likud party in August 2007 add something


Bennett has served as the CEO of Soluto, a technology company providing cloud-based service that enables remote support for personal computers and mobile devices in 2009, at a time when he and partner Lior Golan were engaged in raising funds for a myriad of Israeli technology startup companies add something


On 31 January 2010, Bennett was appointed as the director-general of the Yesha Council and led the struggle against the settlement freeze in 2010 add something


In 2011, Bennett noted that there were about 50 factories in the West Bank industrial region where Israelis and Palestinians work together, and cited this as one workable approach to finding peace between the two sides add something


In 2011, together with Ayelet Shaked, he co-founded the My Israel extra-parliamentary movement add something


In April 2011, together with Ayelet Shaked, he co-founded My Israel which claims to have 94,000 Israeli members add something


He served in this position until January 2012 add something


In the 2013 legislative elections Bennett led the party to an achievement of 12 seats in the 19th Knesset add something


The Jewish Home received 12 seats out of 120 in the 2013 Knesset elections add something


While attending the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference of 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, Bennett held talks with delegations from some unspecified countries over the possibility of future free trade agreements add something


In December 2014, a group of academics who are against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and members of The Third Narrative, a Labor Zionist organization, have called on the U.S. and E.U. to impose sanctions on Bennett and three other Israelis "who lead efforts to insure permanent Israeli occupation of the West Bank and to annex all or parts of it unilaterally in violation of international law add something


After being re-elected in the 2015 elections, Bennett was appointed Minister of Education and retained the Diaspora Affairs portfolio in the new government add something


He has served as Israel's Minister of Education since 2015 and Minister of Diaspora Affairs since 2013 add something


In 2015, Prime Minister Netanyahu split the Ministry of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, initially taking back the Jerusalem Affairs portfolio for himself add something


In October 2015 Bennett resigned from the Knesset in order to allow Shuli Mualem to take his seat add something


He returned to the Knesset on 6 December 2015 after Avi Wortzman opted to vacate his seat, having temporarily had to resign as a minister in order to do so add something


In November 2016, following the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States, Bennett maintained he saw this as hope that the two-state solution would no longer be considered viable, claiming "The era of the Palestinian state is over add something


Following Avigdor Lieberman's resignation as Defense Minister in November 2018, Bennett announced that he was seeking the position for himself add something


In December 2018 Bennett was amongst the Jewish Home MKs to leave the party and form the breakaway New Right party add something


In June 2019 Netanyahu dismissed Bennett from the government add something