Cabinet to okay 3 settlements' eviction

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The government is expected to approve the evacuation three Gaza Strip settlements, Netzarim, Kfar Darom and Morag.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2005 with 150 to follow.
By United Press International

West Bank barrier speeds up

JERUSALEM, July 7 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minster Ariel Sharon reportedly has ordered speedier completion of the West Bank separation barrier, which the Palestinians claim is a land grab.

Netanyahu angers Sharon over withdrawal

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 3 (UPI) -- Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to vote for postponing the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in the Cabinet but skip Wednesday's vote in the Knesset.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 29, the 147th day of 2005 with 216 to follow.
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Jordan cancels anti-forum rally

AMMAN, Jordan, May 18 (UPI) -- Jordanian authorities have banned the Islamic-led opposition from organizing a protest rally against the World Economic Forum that opens in Jordan Friday.

Jordan Islamic legislators to boycott WEF

AMMAN, Jordan, May 17 (UPI) -- Jordan's Islamic legislators have decided to boycott the World Economic Forum to be hosted by Jordan because of Israeli participation.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 17, the 137th day of 2005 with 228 to follow.
By United Press International

Netanyahu predicts good things for Israel

JERUSALEM, April 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu predicted Sunday that Israel will rank among the world's top 10 countries in per capita income within 15 years.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2005 with 272 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2005 with 350 to follow.
By United Press International

Citigroup exec to head Israeli bank

JERUSALEM, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The vice chairman of New York banking giant Citigroup was named Monday as Israel's next top central banker.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 200 with 10 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 15, the 350th day of 2004 with 16 to follow.
By United Press International

Kenesset approves Sharon's withdrawal plan

JERUSALEM, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Israeli Knesset Tuesday approved Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to move Israeli settlers out of Gaza by a 67-45 vote, with seven abstentions.
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Binyamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington on May 24, 2011. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) applaud. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין "בִּיבִּי" נְתַנְיָהוּ (help·info) Binyamin Netanyahu; born October 21, 1949) is the Prime Minister of Israel. He serves also as the Chairman of the Likud Party, as a Knesset member, as the Health Minister of Israel, as the Pensioner Affairs Minister of Israel and as the Economic Strategy Minister of Israel.

Netanyahu is the first and only Israeli prime minister born in Israel after the State of Israel's foundation. Netanyahu joined the Israeli Defense Forces in 1967 where he served as a team leader in the Sayeret Matkal special forces unit, taking part in many missions including the hostage rescue mission from the hijacked Sabena Flight 571 in 1972. He fought in the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and achieved the rank of captain before being discharged. Netanyahu served as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations from 1984 to 1988, member of the Likud Party, and was Prime Minister from June 1996 to July 1999.

Netanyahu withdrew from politics after a corruption scandal related to gifts from a government contractor. In 2002 he returned as Foreign Minister (2002–03) and Finance Minister (2003 – August 2005) in Ariel Sharon's governments, but he departed over disagreements regarding the Gaza Disengagement Plan. He retook the Likud leadership on December 20, 2005. In the 2006 election, Likud did poorly, winning 12 seats. In December 2006, Netanyahu became the official Opposition Leader in the Knesset and Chairman of the Likud Party. In August 2007, he retained the Likud leadership by beating Moshe Feiglin in party elections. Following the 10 February 2009 parliamentary election, in which Likud placed second and right-wing parties won a majority, Netanyahu formed a coalition government. He is the brother of Israeli Special Forces commander Yonatan Netanyahu, who died during a hostage rescue mission, and Iddo Netanyahu, an Israeli playwright.

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