The Israeli Prime Minister was born in Tel Aviv on October 21, 1949. After his military service in Israel, he left to study in Boston, in the United States, in the early 1960s.
In 1982, he joined the Israeli Embassy in Washington, and became ambassador to the UN in 1984. A member of the large right-wing Likud party, he was elected a member of the Knesset in 1988 and was appointed deputy minister for foreign affairs.
In 1996, he narrowly won the legislative elections, in front of Labor Shimon Peres, and becomes Prime Minister for the first time.
From 1999 to 2009, he alternately held the positions of Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs in successive governments at the head of the country.
In 2009, he was re-elected Prime Minister, a position he held for twelve years before being replaced by Naftali Bennett.
Fin 2022, the coalition led by Benyamin Netanyahu obtains an absolute majority, which allows him to become prime minister again.
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