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  Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces and served in an elite commando unit.
Netanyahu was elected to the 12th Knesset as a Likud member and was appointed Deputy Foreign Minister.
Netanyahu is married to Sara, and is the father of Noa, Yair and Avner.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/netanyahu.html   (540 words)

  
 Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu won the elections of May 29, 1996 in the race with ruling prime minister Shimon Peres.
Netanyahu was the first prime minister to be elected in direct elections and he seemed quickly to be overruling some of his ministers.
Netanyahu's high profile in security issues was moulded by his, and even more, his family's, participation in military actions.
i-cias.com /e.o/netnyahu.htm   (556 words)

  
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Netanyahu's older brother, Yonatan, was killed during Operation Entebbe in 1976.
Netanyahu was born and raised in Israel, but spent his high school years near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Cheltenham High School.
Netanyahu was first elected to the Knesset in 1988 and was appointed deputy foreign minister.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3064466,00.html   (210 words)

  
 Biography
Netanyahu enlisted in the IDF and served in an elite commando unit, Sayeret Matkal.
Netanyahu was elected Likud party chairman and served as head of opposition until his election to Prime Minister of Israel in 1996.
Netanyahu is married to Sara, a psychologist, and is a father of three.
www.netanyahu.org /biography.html   (653 words)

  
 Israel's Future Leader? (Benjamin Netanyahu) by Norman Solomon
Netanyahu was referring to Israel's air attack on the Osirak reactor in June 1981 to prevent Iraq from developing nuclear weapons.
Many Israelis understand that Netanyahu is an extremist, and polls published on Jan. 6 indicate that the post-Sharon era may not be as hospitable to Netanyahu as initially assumed.
Using religious claims to bolster their quests for power, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Benjamin Netanyahu each stand to gain by pointing to the menacing fanaticism of the other.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /Israel/Benjamin_Netanyahu.html   (954 words)

  
 Benjamin Netanyahu
When Benjamin Netanyahu was elected Prime Minister in 1996 he brought to that job his American education and the heritage of a prominent Zionist family who have distinguished themselves in the defense of the Jewish people.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s father, Benzion Netanyahu, is a historian whose life work is his book concerning the Spanish Inquisition.
Benjamin Netanyahu is of course not the only one who speaks up for Israel.
www.jbuff.com /c102501.htm   (1003 words)

  
 The Road to Damascus: What Netanyahu almost gave away - article by Daniel Pipes
Netanyahu's critics profess astonishment at the security price they say he was willing to pay Assad in each one of the four main areas under discussion--the extent and the timing of an Israeli withdrawal, demilitarized zones, and early warning stations.
Netanyahu backed off on this point, too; by the end of the negotiations, a "semi-agreement" lacking specifics was reached that each side would somewhat demilitarize a single zone ten kilometers wide along its border.
For example, Netanyahu's trademark issue throughout his career was a policy of tough antiterrorism--he founded an institute dedicated to this goal, wrote a book on the topic, and made it the subject of innumerable public appearances.
www.danielpipes.org /article/311   (3186 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu was born in 1949 to a Revisionist family in Tel Aviv.
Netanyahu was one of the few staunch supporters in the Likud of instituting the system of direct elections for the Prime Minister in Israel and after the Labor victory in the elections to the 13th Knesset in 1992, supported the institution of primaries for the election of the Likud chairman and candidate for the premiership.
In the Likud primaries for the leadership, which were held on March 25, 1993, Netanyahu was elected by a majority of 52.1%.
www.pbs.org /search/newshour/redir/http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/middle_east/jan-june99/israel_candidates/netanyahu.html   (607 words)

  
 ZNet |Activism | Protest Against Benjamin Netanyahu in Montreal
Netanyahu is to be arrested on sight by either competent authorities or ordinary citizens and residents.
Netanyahu is alleged to have committed -- or to have been directly complicit in -- gross abuses of human rights in the Palestinian occupied territories and the state of Israel.
Netanyahu, or the implementation of this warrant, are guilty of "aiding and abetting" which is a criminal offense.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=1&ItemID=2315   (1203 words)

  
 CNN.com - Transcripts
NETANYAHU: Iran is Germany, and it`s 1938, except that this Nazi regime that is in Iran, that`s a religious kind of fanaticism, but it wants to dominate the world, annihilate the Jews, but also annihilate America.
NETANYAHU: If you don`t act, it means that it will be the first time in the history of the world that a totally unstable, globally mad regime will have atomic bombs and the means to deliver them.
NETANYAHU: Well, they shouldn`t feel helpless, because the difference between this, what`s happening now and the 1930s, is that, at the time, America was an isolationist power and didn`t operate on the world stage.
transcripts.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0611/17/gb.01.html   (5786 words)

  
 Benjamin Netanyahu — FactMonster.com
Son of a history professor, and a leader of the conservative Revisionist movement, Netanyahu moved to the United States in 1963.
Netanyahu found himself attacked from both sides of the political spectrum—the left accused him of intentionally thwarting the peace process and the right accused him of betrayal, having elected him in the belief that he would never give up Israeli territory.
Netanyahu was defeated in the 1999 election and resigned his chairmanship of the Likud.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0771128.html   (392 words)

  
 Benjamin Netanyahu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Netanyahu initiated and organized an international conference against terrorism, under the auspices of the Jonathan Institute—a private foundation dedicated to the study of terrorism, which was named after his brother Jonathan who fell while leading the rescue party at Entebbe.
Netanyahu successfully reduced terrorism inside the country and in late 1998; he made an indelible mark, signing a historic interim peace agreement in Wye River, Maryland, with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat.
Netanyahu is married to Sara, and father of Noah, Yair, and Avner.
www.ashbrook.org /events/memdin/netanyahu/home.html   (691 words)

  
 WorldNetDaily: Benjamin Netanyahu's fall from grace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Begin did not know Netanyahu personally, but was very aware of Benjamin's older brother, Yonathan, who was killed in 1976 during the raid on the Entebbe Airport to free a group of Israelis and Jews held hostage after the hijacking of an Air France Airbus.
In 1996, the Israeli populace chose Benjamin Netanyahu as the youngest prime minister in Israel's history – he was also the first prime minister born after Israel was recognized as a state.
Benjamin Netanyahu, 57, was elected as Israel's youngest PM at the age of 47.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49835   (899 words)

  
 The story of Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin (or Binyamin or "Bibi") Netanyahu served as Israeli Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999, the culmination of a rapid rise in Israeli politics in the right-wing Likud party.
In 1988, Netanyahu was elected to the 12th Knesset as a Likud member and was appointed Deputy Foreign Minister.
In 2002, as the government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon struggles with the ongoing al-Aqsa intifada and the end of any hope of peace with the Palestinians as long as Yasser Arafat is their leader, Netanyahu is seen as a potential Prime Minister in the next Israeli election cycle.
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_current_netanyahu.php   (446 words)

  
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Knesset member Benjamin Netanyahu visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem Monday morning and said that he was praying for the prime minister's well being.
Netanyahu is supported by 10 Knesset members, while only two MKs have quietly expressed their support for Shalom.
According to estimations, if Netanyahu would become Likud chairman and Sharon will form the next government, Likud will make its way to the opposition, while if Shalom wins the primaries, there is a good chance Likud will be part of Sharon's government, a Likud official said.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3186636,00.html   (745 words)

  
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Netanyahu said the government's "blind insistence" on the Gaza pullout will create a base for terrorists, and put Israel and the west in danger.
Netanyahu said, “I think there is a great battle in the world today, between the forces of terror and the forces of freedom.
Netanyahu will now lead the opposition to Sharon within the Likud Party, and will almost certainly run against Sharon for the Likud's top spot in the next elections.
www.cbn.com /cbnnews/news/050808d.asp   (315 words)

  
 Netanyahu says U.S. should topple Saddam
Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night called on the United States to strike Iraq, topple Saddam Hussein and install what he said would be the first democratic government in the Arab world.
Netanyahu's appearance at Heinz Hall climaxed a day that began with a speech at Robert Morris University at 3 p.m.
Netanyahu said Sept. 11 was "a wake-up call from hell" and that the world's future is at stake.
www.post-gazette.com /World/20021002netanyahu2.asp   (1070 words)

  
 PM - Netanyahu on Lebanon crisis
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: Obviously didn't prepare enough because we knew that there were 10,000 or 12,000 rockets, they're still there.
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: I think there ought to be a division of labour.
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: And I think you asked that question before, and I want to answer it.
www.abc.net.au /pm/content/2006/s1709948.htm   (1490 words)

  
 CNN.com - Benjamin Netanyahu: Arafat prevents peace - April 2, 2002
Netanyahu, your reaction to what U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell told me earlier that he has no plans to go to the region any time soon.
NETANYAHU: Well, you know, the Taliban, when the U.S. was finally going to wipe out that terror regime, were ready to negotiate.
NETANYAHU: You're not going to get anything out of the peace table with Arafat because he received the peace offer for everything that he says he wants, turned it down and started this campaign of terror because he's out to destroy Israel.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/meast/04/02/netanyahu.cnna   (1028 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - Netanyahu: Israel Will Prevail in Mideast - Sean Hannity | Alan Colmes | Hannity & Colmes
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: Well, ultimately, I think there's a far bigger terror threat hanging over all our heads, and that is if Iran acquires the weapon of ultimate mass terror, that is atomic weapons, this will create a sea change in the world, certainly in the Middle East but in the world.
NETANYAHU: Well, with all due respect, I think the Lebanese prime minister probably cannot say on FOX what he is probably saying to his closest confidants, that he hopes that Israel will win the war against Hezbollah, because his government has no meaning unless it does.
NETANYAHU: I think that the tragic loss of a family in Gaza was a projectile that had been there that probably took off.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,204184,00.html   (1738 words)

  
 CNN.com - Netanyahu set for Sharon clash - Dec 19, 2005
Netanyahu, 56, who served as Israel's prime minister for three years before being ousted by voters in 1999, easily won the party's leadership primary over three challengers, setting up an election grudge match in March with Sharon.
Netanyahu and a large segment of Likud are opposed to the pullout.
Netanyahu was elected prime minister in 1996 but was defeated in 1999 by Labor's then-leader, Ehud Barak.
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/meast/12/19/likud.primaries   (533 words)

  
 j. - Israel campaign in the hands of America's top spin doctors
Netanyahu aides admit that the prime minister relies very heavily on Finkelstein for strategy in these closing days to the campaign.
Last week's poll showed that Netanyahu with 36 percent of the vote, Barak with 34 percent and Mordecahi trailing with 11 percent.
Netanyahu's commercial, complete with Russian subtitles, showed the prime minister in a living-room setting and sporting a blue sweater.
www.jewishsf.com /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/11139/edition_id/213/format/html/displaystory.html   (1325 words)

  
 Benjamin Netanyahu wins Likud primaries; exit poll (Roundup)
Former Prime Minister and Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, now contesting the leadership of the Likud party, casts his vote as he stands behind a cardboard voting booth in Jerusalem as he takes part in the Likud party primary on Monday, 19 December 2005.
Netanyahu, 59, won 47 per cent of the Likud primaries vote, according to the poll, which asked 658 Likud members who they had voted for.
Netanyahu, a hardliner and former finance minister who quit last summer over Sharon's Gaza pullout initiative, had been the favourite in opinion polls held in the past weeks.
news.monstersandcritics.com /middleeast/article_1070123.php/Benjamin_Netanyahu_wins_Likud_primaries_exit_poll__Roundup_   (951 words)

  
 Baltimore Independent Media Center: Netanyahu Beats Drum for U.S. War with Iran
Netanyahu comes off as a politically savvy type, who could easily have made a living as a script writer for horror stories.
Before Netanyahu and Woolsey gave their spiels, a ceremony was held in front of the museum to commemorate the 1976 “Raid on Entebbe,” in Uganda.
Although Netanyahu moved many in the audience when talking about the loss of his soldier brother “Yoni” at Entebbe, he never once uttered a word of sympathy about the 2,664 American military personnel, who have fallen, to date, in Iraq.
baltimore.indymedia.org /newswire/display/13570/index.php   (1458 words)

  
 Netanyahu: It's 1938 and Iran is Germany; Ahmadinejad is preparing another Holocaust - Haaretz - Israel News
Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and PM Ehud Olmert attending a ceremony to honor donors at Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on Oct. 27.
And Iran is racing to arm itself with atomic bombs," Netanyahu told delegates to the annual United Jewish Communities General Assembly, repeating the line several times, like a chorus, during his address.
Netanyahu said he believed that Iran could still be stopped from acquiring nuclear weapons.
www.haaretz.com /hasen/spages/787766.html   (631 words)

  
 Cox & Forkum: Benjamin Netanyahu
Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu believes that in the aftermath of Israel's upcoming departure, "Gaza will be transformed into a base for Islamic terrorism adjacent to the coast of the State of Israel."
In an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday, Netanyahu said the terror threat that would develop in a post-withdrawal Gaza would be a danger not only for Israel but for the Western world in general.
[Netanyahu] timed his resignation not to make a difference, and torpedo the plan, but to make the maximum splash — and to best position himself to try again for Israel’s prime ministership.
www.coxandforkum.com /archives/000640.html   (334 words)

  
 The Books: A Durable Peace by Benjamin Netanyahu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Now, as the Jewish State enters the twenty-first century, comes a new, thoroughly revised edition of Benjamin Netanyahu's acclaimed A Place Among the Nations, updated to reflect both recent developments and Netanyahu's unique vantage point.
From the rise of Zionism to the latest peace initiatives, Benjamin Netanyahu traces the origins, history, and politics of Israel's relationship with the Arab world and the West.
Netanyahu writes as an Israeli who wishes to see a secure Israel at peace with its neighbors.
www.twbookmark.com /books/39/0446523062/index.html   (388 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Profile: Binyamin Netanyahu
Mr Netanyahu served as foreign minister and finance minister under Mr Sharon, accepting the latter job after the prime minister agreed to give him a free hand in key economic issues.
But as prime minister, Mr Netanyahu, who had said he would never compromise on the issue of land for peace, did just that under US pressure.
Mr Netanyahu's inexperience reflected his fast rise to power and his long sojourns away from the ruthless and rowdy world of Israeli politics.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/middle_east/2393677.stm   (566 words)

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