“Hamas and the other terror organizations in Gaza have no compunction whatsoever at firing on our civilians while hiding behind [their] civilians. We do the very opposite. For us, every time there are civilian casualties, that’s an operational failure. For them, every time there are civilian casualties, that’s an operational success. So there’s a marked distinction and the people of Israel can’t long tolerate this kind of situation where our cities are under constant rocket attacks. I prefer a diplomatic solution. I hope that we can get one but, if not, we have every right to defend ourselves with other means and we shall use them”. — PM Netanyahu before meeting with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle in Jerusalem, 20 November 2012

Benjamin Netanyahu.

Love Him or Hate him.  You DO know him. 


Sabena Flight 571 hijacking

On May 9, 1972 at 4:00 p.m. the rescue operation began: a team of 16 Sayeret Matkal commandos, led by Ehud Barak and including Benjamin Netanyahu, both future Israeli Prime Ministers, approached the airplane.
The commandos were disguised as airplane technicians in white overalls, and were able to convince the terrorists that the aircraft needed repair. The commandos stormed the aircraft and took control of the plane in ten minutes, killing both male hijackers and capturing the two women. All the passengers were rescued. Three of the passengers, however, were wounded in the takeover, with one female passenger eventually dying from her wounds. Netanyahu was wounded during the rescue, presumably by friendly fire.
In 1975, Netanyahu earned a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from MIT in Boston, and in 1977 a Master’s degree in business management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.  He also studied political science at Harvard University and MIT..






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