Benjamin Netanyahu

The latest on Benjamin Netanyahu. He is the longest serving prime minister of Israel, having served from 1996 to 1999 and then again ever from 2009 to 2021. A member of the Likud political party, Netanyahu is the first Israeli prime minister to be born in Israel. Netanyahu made his close relationship with former President Donald Trump central to his many reelection efforts in recent years. In November 2019, Netanyahu was indicted on charges of fraud and bribery as a result of a corruption investigation. 

The 'Two Sides' of Israel's Authoritarian Overhaul Frenzy

The outrage spread on WhatsApp after Sara Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife) was seen at a high-end hair salon in Tel Aviv. It was a day when hundreds of thousands had taken to the streets, braving stun grenades and water cannons to protest her husband's efforts to install authoritarianism. Dozens had been arrested, and one man lost an ear.