Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is an Israeli politician serving as the 9th and current Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, previously holding the position from 1996 to 1999. Netanyahu also currently is a member of the Knesset and the Chairman of the Likud party. Netanyahu is the first Israeli Prime Minister born in Israel after the establishment of the state.
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  • Syrian 'White Helmets' flee to Jordan with Israeli, Western help
    Reuters

    Syrian 'White Helmets' flee to Jordan with Israeli, Western help

    By Dan Williams and Suleiman Al-Khalidi JERUSALEM/AMMAN (Reuters) - Hundreds of Syrian "White Helmet" rescue workers and their families fled advancing government forces and slipped over the border into Jordan overnight with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers, officials said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a brief video statement on Sunday he had helped the evacuation at the request of U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders - and there had been fears that the workers' lives were at risk. The group, known officially as Syria Civil Defence, has been widely hailed in the West and credited with saving thousands of people in rebel-held areas during years of bombing attacks by Damascus and its allies.

  • Trudeau and Israel's Netanyahu discussed evacuation of White Helmets
    Global News

    Trudeau and Israel's Netanyahu discussed evacuation of White Helmets

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed plans to evacuate the White Helmets from Syria prior to a rescue mission carried out overnight by the Israeli military. A readout of a phone call between the two was released by the Prime Minister's Office on Saturday. In it, the PMO said Trudeau – who is on a personal day in British Columbia – spoke about the situation playing out in the region and the need to act to evacuate the volunteer first responders, who were penned in by regime forces during an aerial bombardment that saw roughly 130 bombs dropped on some of the remaining areas under rebel control. “Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke by

  • Syrian 'White Helmets' flee to Jordan with Israeli, Western help
    Reuters

    Syrian 'White Helmets' flee to Jordan with Israeli, Western help

    By Dan Williams and Suleiman Al-Khalidi JERUSALEM/AMMAN (Reuters) - Hundreds of Syrian "White Helmet" rescue workers and their families fled advancing government forces and slipped over the border into Jordan overnight with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers, officials said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a brief video statement on Sunday he had helped the evacuation at the request of U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders - and there had been fears that the workers' lives were at risk. The group, known officially as Syria Civil Defence, has been widely hailed in the West and credited with saving thousands of people in rebel-held areas during years of bombing attacks by Damascus and its allies.