Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel

Netanyahu: Israel's longest-serving premier fights for his future

Netanyahu: Israel's longest-serving premier fights for his future

17.9.2019

Netanyahu: Israel 's longest-serving premier fights for his future

Benjamin Netanyahu has become Israel 's longest-serving prime minister with his right-wing leadership and by repeatedly besting rivals with deft ...

The 69-year-old is fighting his second election in five months with a potential corruption indictment looming.

After April polls, Netanyahu suffered one of the biggest defeats of his political career when he failed to form a coalition although his Likud party along with its right-wing and religious allies came out on top.

Netanyahu has spent years outlasting opponents and he could well do so again.

He has campaigned with a combination of divisive populism and attempts to portray himself as a world statesman by talking up his relationships with foreign leaders, including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The burly son of a historian with his familiar grey comb-over has entrenched himself at the top so firmly he has been labelled"King Bibi", using his nickname dating to childhood.

Netanyahu frequently talks openly about Israel's air war in Syria against Israel's archfoe Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.

He and his wife Sara have two sons, and he has a daughter from a previous marriage.

He attended the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and with his fluent, American-accented English has appeared on television speaking forcefully in defence of Israel.

Netanyahu has called the operation"a very dramatic national experience" and"one of great personal consequence".

Netanyahu would return to power in 2009 and has remained in office ever since.

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