Born In: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu is the prime minister of Israel. He assumed office on 31 March 2009. He also serves as a member of Knesset (Israeli parliament) and minister of public diplomacy and diaspora Affairs. Netanyahu, who has a rich political history, had previously served as the prime minister of Israel from 1996 to 1999 after which he temporarily retired from politics following his defeat to Ehud Barak. However, the fall of the Barak administration rekindled his political ambitions and he returned to politics, eventually becoming the prime minister again in 2009. He began his career with the ‘Israel Defense Forces’ during the ‘Six-Day War’ and participated in several missions, including ‘Operation Inferno,’ ‘Operation Gift,’ and ‘Operation Isotope.’ Over the course of his distinguished military career, he fought in numerous wars and took part in ‘Special Forces’ raids. Post his military career, he resumed his education at ‘Massachusetts Institute of Technology’ and eventually entered politics in Israeli. He held a number of ambassadorship positions, including that of being the Israeli ambassador to the ‘United Nations’ before being elected to the Knesset as a Likud member. He has also authored several books in Hebrew and English, some of which have been translated to other languages.
Nick Name: Bibi
Spouse/Ex-: Sara Netanyahu (m. 1991), Fleur Cates (m. 1981–1984), Miriam Weizmann (m. 1972–1978)
father: Benzion Netanyahu
mother: Zila Netanyahu
siblings: Iddo Netanyahu, Yonatan Netanyahu
children: Avner Netanyahu, Noa, Noa Netanyahu-Roth, Yair Netanyahu
Born Country: Israel
City: Tel Aviv, Israel
education: MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cheltenham High School, Harvard University
Since 2016, Netanyahu was under investigation by the Israeli police for a number of alleged corruption scandals.
In 2019, he was indicted on the on charges of breach of trust, bribery and fraud. As a result, he had to relinquish all of his ministry posts other than the prime minister position.
In April 2019 elections, no party in Israel got clear majority. In September 2019, second election was held and this time too no party was able to form the government.
In March 2020, the third election was held and on 17 May 2020, Benjamin Netanyahu was sworn-in for a fifth term as prime minister in a coalition with Benny Gantz. This government was shortlived and fell in December 2020.
In March 2021, elections were held once again but Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies again fell short of a majority.
Benjamin Netanyahu married Miriam Weizmann in 1972. His wife became pregnant in 1978 and during her pregnancy, Netanyahu began an affair with a British woman named Fleur Cates. Miriam gave birth to their daughter. When she came to know about the affair, she divorced him.
In 1981, he married Fleur Cates and she converted to Judaism. But this marriage did not last long as the couple divorced in 1984.
He got married again in 1991. His third wife, whom he met during one of his travels, was a flight attendant. The couple has two sons.
He was also reported to have been romantically involved with other women, including Ruth Bar, his public relations adviser, and Katherine Price-Mondadori.
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