Benjamin Netanyahu

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Benjamin Netanyahu (born 21 October 1949) is an Israeli politician who served as the ninth Prime Minister of Israel from 1996 to 1999 and from 2009 to 2021. Netanyahu is also the leader of the Likud party.

Born in Tel Aviv to secular Jewish parents, Netanyahu was raised both in Jerusalem, and for a time in Philadelphia in the United States.

According to author Daniel Halper in his book Clinton Inc: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, Netanyahu attempted to trade tapes of Monica Lewinsky to secure the spy Jonathan Pollard's release.[1][2]In December of 2020, Netanyahu met Pollard on the tarmac at Ben Gurion airport where Pollard immediately fell down and kissed the ground upon arrival.[3]

See also


  1. Stoil, Rebecca Shimoni, "Netanyahu said to have offered Lewinsky tapes for Pollard," Times of Israel, July 23, 2014,
  2. Halper, Daniel, "Clinton Inc: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine," (Broadside Books, 2014),
  3. "Johnathan Pollard: Israel spy greeted by Netanyahu after flying to Tel Aviv, BBC, December 30, 2020,