40 Facts About Netanyahu

1. In 2012, Netanyahu expressed appreciation towards "the cooperative society that is working towards the inclusion of the Hebrew Israelite community in Israeli society at large", and declared that the experience of the community in the land of Israel is "an integral part of the Israeli experience.

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2. On 12 September 2002, Netanyahu testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the nuclear threat posed by the Iraqi regime: "There is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking and is working and is advancing towards the development of nuclear weapons—no question whatsoever", he said.

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3. In 2012, Netanyahu expressed appreciation towards "the cooperative society that is working towards the inclusion of the Hebrew Israelite community in Israeli society at large", and declared that the experience of the community in the land of Israel is "an integral part of the Israeli experience.

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4. On 12 September 2002, Netanyahu testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the nuclear threat posed by the Iraqi regime: "There is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking and is working and is advancing towards the development of nuclear weapons—no question whatsoever", he said.

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5. In 1993, Netanyahu was appointed as the leader for the Likud Party.

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6. In 2002, Netanyahu decided to come back to the political arena.

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7. In 1988, Netanyahu was elected a member of the Knesset by the right-wing Likud Party and served as deputy minister for foreign affairs.

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8. Benjamin Netanyahu was born on October 21, 1949, in Tel Aviv, Israel and grew up in Jerusalem.

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9. Benjamin Netanyahu was born on October 21, 1949, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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10. In 2011, Netanyahu arranged for 1000 Hamas and Fatah prisoners to be swapped for Gilad Shalit, including terrorists with "blood on their hands".

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11. In 2013, Netanyahu found himself caught between conflicting commitments made to the family of American terror victim Daniel Wultz and the Government of China.

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12. On 14 June 2009, Netanyahu delivered a seminal address at Bar-Ilan University, at Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, that was broadcast live in Israel and across parts of the Arab world, on the topic of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.

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13. In 2012, Netanyahu expressed appreciation towards "the cooperative society that is working towards the inclusion of the Hebrew Israelite community in Israeli society at large", and declared that the experience of the community in the land of Israel is "an integral part of the Israeli experience.

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14. In September 2010, Netanyahu agreed to enter direct talks, mediated by the Obama administration, with the Palestinians for the first time in a long while.

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15. On 12 September 2002, Netanyahu testified before the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the nuclear threat posed by the Iraqi regime: "There is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking and is working and is advancing towards the development of nuclear weapons—no question whatsoever", he said.

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16. In 1976 Netanyahu graduated near the top of his class at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and was headhunted to be an economic consultant for the Boston Consulting Group in Boston, Massachusetts, working at the company between 1976 and 1978.

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17. Benjamin Netanyahu said he would try to convince Moshe Kahlon and his centrist Kulanu party to stay in the fold.

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18. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that early elections will be a disaster for Israel.

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19. Benjamin Netanyahu says the conversation with Putin was "good" and "very important.

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20. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has given his approval for legislation which would make it easier for courts to sentence terrorists convicted of murder to death.

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21. In 1993, Netanyahu confessed on live television to having had an affair with Ruth Bar, his public relations adviser.

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22. In 1981, Netanyahu married Cates, and she converted to Judaism.

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23. In 1978, while Weizmann was pregnant, Netanyahu met a non-Jewish British student named Fleur Cates at the university library, and began an affair.

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24. In October 2014, Netanyahu said "We don't just hand over territory, close our eyes and hope for the best.

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25. In 2012, Netanyahu expressed appreciation towards "the cooperative society that is working towards the inclusion of the Hebrew Israelite community in Israeli society at large", and declared that the experience of the community in the land of Israel is "an integral part of the Israeli experience.

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26. On 22 February 2017, Netanyahu became the first serving Prime Minister of Israel to visit Australia.

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27. On 28 May 2015, Netanyahu announced that he would be running for an unprecedented fifth term as Prime Minister in the next general election and that he supports Likud's current process of picking MK candidates.

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28. In the 2015 election, Netanyahu returned with his party Likud leading the elections with 30 mandates, making it the single highest number of seats for the Knesset.

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29. In January 2015, Netanyahu was invited to address the US Congress.

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30. On 2 December 2014, Netanyahu fired two of his ministers, Finance Minister Yair Lapid, who heads the centrist Yesh Atid party and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who heads Hatnua.

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31. That same month, Netanyahu called restrictions on settlements "against the American values", a remark that earned him a sharp rebuke from the White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who noted that American values had resulted in Israel receiving not only consistent funding but protective technology such as Iron Dome.

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32. In May 2012, Netanyahu officially recognized for the first time the right for Palestinians to have their own state in an official document, a letter to Mahmoud Abbas, though as before he declared it would have to be demilitarized.

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33. In response, Netanyahu appointed the Trajtenberg Committee, headed by professor Manuel Trajtenberg, to examine the problems and propose solutions.

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34. In 2002, Netanyahu visited Pollard at his North Carolina prison.

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35. In his announcement Netanyahu called the move "a painful step that will encourage the peace process" and urged the Palestinians to respond.

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36. On 7 September 2009, Netanyahu left his office without reporting where he was headed.

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37. In 2009, Netanyahu welcomed the Arab Peace initiative and lauded a call by Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to normalize relations with Israel.

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38. In the Likud's internal elections, Netanyahu was placed fifth on the party list.

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39. In March 2015, Netanyahu was elected to his fourth term as prime minister.

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40. In December 2006, Netanyahu became the official Leader of the Opposition in the Knesset and Chairman of Likud.

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