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profile: benjamin netanyahu | israel news

campaigning under the slogan "a strong prime minister", benjamin netanyahu is considered one of israel's most right-wing leaders.  he became prime minister for the second time in march 2009, and won the elections again in march 2015. in 2012, time magazine dubbed netanyahu "the king of israel" because of his ability to dictate policy in the country's often fractious political climate.known informally as "bibi", netanyahu sees himself as the guarantor of israel's security. he is said to believe that serious criticism of israeli policies towards occupied palestine is rooted in anti-semitism, rather than in international law or morality. to supporters, he is a strong spokesperson for israel, willing to tell the public uncomfortable truths and able to stand up to enemies.to critics such as yuval diskin, the former head of israel's domestic intelligence organisation, netanyahu holds an inflated sense of entitlement. diskin once said: "at play inside netanyahu, in my opinion, is a mix of ideology, a deep sense that he is a prince of a 'royal family' from the jerusalem elite, alongside insecurity and a deep fear of taking responsibility."hardline policiesborn in tel aviv on october 21, 1949, netanyahu grew up in jerusalem but went to high school in the us, where his father taught history. his father, benzion netanyahu, was one of the original "revisionist zionists" who believed that israel should exist on both sides of the jordan river, rejecting compromises with ...