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Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is the ninth and current Prime Minister of Israel, serving since March 2009. Netanyahu also serves as the current Chairman of the Likud Party, as a Knesset member, as the Health Minister of Israel, as the Pensioner Affairs Minister of Israel and as the Economic Strategy Minister of Israel.
Netanyahu is the first and only Israeli prime minister born in Israel after the State of Israel's foundation. Netanyahu joined the Israeli Defense Forces in 1967 where he served as a commander in the elite Sayeret Matkal commando unit, taking part in many missions including the hostages rescue mission from the hijacked Sabena Flight 571 in 1972 (coincidentally under the leadership of Ehud Barak). He fought in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and achieved the rank of captain before being discharged. Netanyahu served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations from 1984 to 1988, member of the Likud Party, and was Prime Minister from June 1996 to July 1999. Netanyahu was Foreign Minister (2002–2003) and Finance Minister (2003–August 2005) in Ariel Sharon's governments, but he departed over disagreements regarding the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Netanyahu congratulates Narendra Modi for victory in India election
2014-05-16
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the newly-elected Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday and congratulated him on his success at the polls. Modi thundered to victory on Friday in India's election, with partial results showing that the ...
(Haaretz)
  1. White House welcomes Modi's victory
  2. World leaders congratulate Modi (Roundup)
  3. World leaders, media react to Narendra Modi- led BJP's election victory

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu undergoes hernia surgery
2014-04-06
JERUSALEM — The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that he has successfully undergone hernia surgery. Netanyahu's office said early Sunday he is recuperating at a Jerusalem hospital following overnight surgery for an umbilical ...
(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  1. Palestinians ready to widen global recognition bid
  2. Garvan Walshe: Abbas is changing the Palestinian question. Will he also ...
  3. US presses on with attempts to rescue Middle East talks

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US wants public apology from Israeli defense minister for verbal assault
2014-03-19
U.S. wants public apology from Israeli defense minister for verbal assault. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tells Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the minister's criticism is 'not constructive;' Moshe Ya'alon pledges to 'clarify' remarks. By ...
(Haaretz)
  1. US furious with Israeli defence minister comments, Kerry calls Netanyahu to ...
  2. Netanyahu plans historic visit
  3. Kerry phones Netanyahu to complain about insults

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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu Slams Possible Iran Nuclear Deal as 'Historic ...
2013-11-07
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was taking shape in talks in Geneva, and adopting it would be a “mistake of historic proportions”. “Israel understands that there are proposals on ...
(Jewish Daily Forward)

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    Benjamin Netanyahu's Warning on Iran Falls Flat
    2013-10-04
    Case in point: Benjamin Netanyahu's whirlwind, two-day United States visit at the end of September. The Israeli prime minister was on an urgent mission to halt the seduction of President Obama and other Western leaders by Iran's silver-tongued new ...
    (Jewish Daily Forward)
    1. Israel denies US persuaded it not to strike Iran in 2012
    2. Israelis Express Support For PM Netanyahu's U.N. Address
    3. Lieberman Slams NYT for Attacking Netanyahu

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    Israelis re-elect Netanyahu, centre-left rises
    2013-01-25
    is set to be re-elected as prime minister of despite losses suffered by his party,. An alliance of centre-left parties has increased their share of the votes.
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    2012
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    Right to Defend (10)
    2012-03-02
    Israel reserves right to defend itself: Netanyahu (CNEWS)
    Benjamin Netanyahu defends Israel's 'right to defend' itself against Iran (Calgary Herald, Regina Leader-Post)
    Netanyahu: Israel has right to defend itself (YNET News, AP - msnbc.com)
    Excerpt: Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Rotunda on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Wattie OTTAWA - In his first public comments on a North American visit that will include... (Read article)

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    Visit Cyprus (8)
    2012-01-19
    Israeli PM to visit Cyprus as relations warm (Arab News)
    Israeli premier to visit Cyprus in February (YAHOO!, France 24, Lebanon Daily Star)
    Netanyahu to visit Greek Cyprus on first official visit (Today's Zaman, Today's Zaman)
    Excerpt: NICOSIA, Cyprus: An official with the Israeli embassy in Cyprus says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will pay a mid-February visit to the island, a new sign of the dramatically warmer ties between the two countries. Embassy Deputy Head of Mission Shani Cooper-Zubida told The Associated Press... (Read article)

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    New York Times (6)
    2012-01-18
    Israeli Prime Minister No Fan of the New York Times (Town Hall, Town Hall)
    Is The New York Times Israel's Greatest Enemy? (YAHOO!)
    New York Times, enemy of Israel (Politico.com)
    Excerpt: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's actions speak louder than words. The New York Times recently offered him the opportunity to pen an op-ed on their liberal editorial page. He respectfully declined. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is refusing to... (Read article)

    2011
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    Netanyahu: We hope to overcome crisis between Turkey and Israel
    2011-09-04
    By Barak Ravid Tags: Benjamin Netanyahu Israel Turkey Gaza flotilla Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed the ongoing crisis with Turkey on Sunday, saying he "hopes a way will be found to overcome the differences with Turkey," and adding that "we do not ...
    (Ha'aretz)
    1. Netanyahu: Israel will not apologize for Gaza flotilla incident
    2. PM: Israel will not apologize to Turkey
    3. PM: Israel needn't apologize for self-defense

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    Bank of Israel (2)
    2011-06-12
    Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer submits candidacy for IMF chief (Haaretz Daily)
    Bank of Israel’s Fischer vies for top IMF job (Market Watch)
    Excerpt: Bank of Israel governor Stanley Fischer has submitted an application to become the next chief of the International Monetary... (Read article)

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    FACT CHECK (2)
    2011-05-25
    FACT CHECK: Netanyahu speech ignores rival claims (Seattle Times, Fox News)
    Excerpt: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave an impassioned defense of his approach to peace during a speech to Congress on Tuesday. But the address reflected the world view of Israel's nationalistic right wing, one of several conflicting narratives that divide Israelis and... (Read article)