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Latest news on Benjamin 'Bibi' Netanyahu, an Israeli politician who has been elected Prime Minister of Israel on three separate occasions, in 1996, 2009 and 2022.
Netanyahu is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israel's history, having served more than 15 years in total. He was born in Tel Aviv to secular Jewish parents and raised in Jerusalem and Philadelphia in the US, before joining the Israel Defense Forces and serving as a captain.
Netanyahu later became a consultant and founder of the Yonatan Netanyahu Anti-Terror Institute. He rose to prominence as the chairman of Likud party and became Prime Minister in 1996, but was defeated in 1999.
He returned to politics and served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Finance under Ariel Sharon. He became Prime Minister again in 2009 and won elections in 2013 and 2015.
Netanyahu led Israel's response to Covid-19 and the 2021 Israel-Palestine crisis. He is closely associated with former US President Donald Trump and has faced criticism over his settlement policy in the West Bank. In 2019, he was indicted on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.