January 26, 1991
Who: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister. Born: 1950 Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Background: Former army captain, formerly Israel's U.N. ambassador; a member of the Knesset, or Parliament, for Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir's Likud Party; shares Shamir's view against allowing a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.
June 6, 1996 |
The man who killed former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin over his peace moves with the Arabs is happy about the election victory of hard-liner Benjamin Netanyahu, his lawyer said Wednesday. "Yigal Amir said he voted for Benjamin Netanyahu . . . ," lawyer Shmuel Fleishman told reporters at a Tel Aviv court. "Now he is part of more than half the country that's happy about the elections." Netanyahu, elected prime minister last week, has said he opposes swapping land for peace with the Arabs.
August 15, 2007 |
Benjamin Netanyahu easily defeated a radical Jewish settler in the race to lead Israel's hard-line Likud, a party official said, boosting his ambitions to reclaim the post of prime minister. Recent polls have crowned Netanyahu as the front-runner to become Israel's next leader. With more than 80% of the primary votes tallied, Netanyahu had 73% to Moshe Feiglin's 22%. World Likud Party Chairman Danny Danon trailed with 4%.
July 2, 1998 |
Israeli President Ezer Weizman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a strained meeting Wednesday and said they would quarrel privately from now on. There was no sign the two men actually resolved any differences, however, in the 70-minute meeting at Weizman's house. Their dispute began this week when Weizman blamed Netanyahu for the deadlock in peace talks with the Palestinians and said the prime minister should call early elections.
January 9, 1997 |
Talks on Israel's pullout from the occupied West Bank reached an impasse as Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat angrily rejected the latest Israeli proposal that would enable the Jewish state to delay its final troop withdrawal from the area past the September deadline set in 1994 accords. In tense talks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested first a May 1999 and then a May 1998 deadline for the final pullout.
July 8, 1996 |
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet on Sunday approved creation of a ministry for Ariel Sharon, capping a three-week effort to bring the combative retired general into the government. Netanyahu spokesman Shai Bazak said Netanyahu will delay his trip to the United States by two hours today to appear before parliament and swear in Sharon, 68, as the new infrastructure minister.
November 26, 1996 |
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will forge ahead with plans to expand Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the crux of a dispute clouding prospects for talks with the Palestinians and Syria. Netanyahu spoke hours after the Palestinian Authority sent Israel a letter urging the Jewish state to halt all settlement or risk "confrontation and disaster." Soon after taking office in June, Netanyahu rescinded a freeze on construction.
August 3, 1999 |
Benjamin Netanyahu is back in business. Israel's former prime minister has taken a job as strategic marketing consultant for BATM, an Israeli company that develops, manufactures and markets communications equipment. According to the company Web site, BATM counts the Israeli army among its customers. Netanyahu's salary was not disclosed. Netanyahu was overwhelmingly defeated in an election May 17.
October 21, 1999 |
Police seized dozens of valuables from the home of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in an attempt to recover items he allegedly took with him when he left office. A statement said the items included pictures and utensils made of gold and silver, which police found while searching his apartment, office and a storage room. The statement did not say whether the items were official gifts he was given while in office.