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Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu

by Anshel Pfeffer,
The Jerusalem Post, May 4, 2018

In 2012, Benjamin Netanyahu made his second appearance on the cover of Time magazine. In his profile, managing editor Richard Stengel crowned him “King Bibi.” Poised to become the longest-serving prime minister since David Ben-Gurion, Stengel wrote, Netanyahu “has no national rival...At a moment when incumbents around the world are being shunted aside, he is triumphant.” Nonetheless, Netanyahu – and Israel – continued to face daunting problems, including, of course, a nuclear Iran and demands for a Palestinian state. The question remains, Stengel concluded, “whether he is a prisoner of history or he can write a new narrative.”


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