Benjamin Netanyahu Age, Biography, Wife, Affairs, Children, Family, Facts & More
Bio Real NameBenjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu NicknameBibi Profession(s)Politician, Economic consultant, Writer, Marketing executive PartyLikud Political Journey • From 1984 to 1988, served as Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations. • In 1988, joined the Likud Party. • In 1988, elected as a Knesset member of the 12th Knesset. • In 1988, appointed as a deputy of the foreign minister Moshe Arens. • In 1991, appointed as Deputy Minister in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. • In 1993, became the leader of the Likud Party. • From 18 June 1996 to 6 July 1999, served as the 9th Prime Minister of Israel. • From 28 February 2003 to 9 August 2005, served as the Minister of Finance in the Ariel Sharon Government. • From 28 March 2006 to 31 March 2009, served as the Leader of the Opposition. • From 6 November 2002 to 28 February 2003, served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Ariel Sharon Government. • From 18 December 2012 to 11 November 2013, again served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Ariel Sharon Government. • On 31 March 2009, became the 13th Prime Minister of Israel. Biggest RivalDavid Levy Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm in meters- 1.78 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 10” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 78 kg in Pounds- 172 lbs Eye ColorHazel Green Hair ColorWhite Personal Life Date of Birth21 October 1949 Age (as in 2017)68 Years Birth PlaceTel Aviv, Israel Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra Signature
Some Lesser Known Facts About Benjamin Netanyahu
Does Benjamin Netanyahu smoke?: Not Known
Does Benjamin Netanyahu drink alcohol?: Yes
He was born in Tel Aviv Israel to a Warsaw-born father and an Israeli-born mother.
He found via a DNA test that he also has some Sephardi Jewish ancestry.
He attained his Primary education in Jerusalem. His 6th-grade teacher said that he was polite, courteous, and helpful; that Netanyahu’s work was ‘punctual & responsible’; and that he was disciplined, friendly, brave, cheerful, and obedient.
He lived with his family in Philadelphia (USA) between 1956 and 1958, and again from 1963 to 1967.
In 1967, he returned to Israel and served for 5 years as a combat soldier in the Israel Defense Forces.
During the 1967–70 War of Attrition, he took part in various cross-border assault raids and rose to become a team leader in the unit.
In May 1972, he was shot in the shoulder while rescuing the hijacked Sabena Flight 571.
In 1973, he took part in the Yom Kippur War.
At the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), he completed his SM Degree (Master of Science) in just 2 and half years (that would normally take 4 years).
During his stay in the United States, he changed his name to ‘Benjamin Ben Nitai’ to make it easier for Americans to pronounce his name.
While pursuing his doctorate in 1976, his older brother Yonatan Netanyahu was killed in a counter-terrorism hostage-rescue mission Operation Entebbe.
Between 1976 and 1978, Netanyahu worked as an Economic Consultant for the Boston Consulting Group in Boston, Massachusetts where he was a colleague of Mitt Romney and developed a lasting friendship with him.
He returned to Israel in 1978 and ran the Jonathan Netanyahu Anti-Terror Institute (an NGO devoted to the study of terrorism).
He made his first connections with Israeli politicians during his stint as the director of marketing for Rim Industries in Jerusalem from 1980 to 1982.
While living in New York during the 1980s, he became friends with Fred Trump (father of Donald Trump).
In June 1996, he became the youngest ever Prime Minister of Israel.
In September 1996, he met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for the first time.
In August 2005, he resigned from the post of Minister of Finance in protest over the plan to withdraw Jewish settlers from Gaza & return their land to the control of Palestine.
In September 2010, Netanyahu met with Barack Obama (the then President of the United States) in Washington to restart peace talks between Israel and Palestine.
In February 2017, he met Donal Trump (the US President) and praised his leadership handling the threat of terrorism.
He is very fond of Ice Cream and according to sources, his average consumption is 14 kg of Ice Cream/week.