Naftali Bennett Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

Personale

Data di nascita: marzo 25, 1972
    Luogo di nascita: Haifa, Israele
      Nome di nascita: Naftali Bennett
        Padre: Jim Bennett
        Madre: Myrna (Lefko) Bennett
          Matrimonio: Gilat Bennett (1999-presente)
          Bambini: Four children
          Formazione scolastica: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, bachelor’s degree in Law
          Servizio militare: Israeli Defense Forces Sayeret Matkal and Maglan units, 1990-1996, Commander
          Religion: Ebraica

          Altri fatti

          His parents are immigrants from San Francisco.
          Is a former tech entrepreneur and millionaire.
          Bennett is considered comparatively liberal on a handful of issues. Despite his religious background, he said that gay people shouldfully have all the civil rights a straight person in Israel has,” the Times of Israel reportedthough he also said that didn’t mean he would take action to ensure legal equality.

          Sequenza temporale

          aprile 18, 1996 – During his military service, Bennett leads a unit into Lebanon during Israel’sOperation Grapes of Wrath,” in quale an Israeli artillery strike near a UN camp kills more than 100 civilians. The incident is known as the Qana Massacre.
          1999 – Moves from Israel to New York to launch the tech start-up Cyota, a cybersecurity and anti-fraud software company.
          2005 – Sells Cyota to RSA Security for $ 145 milioni.
          2006-2008 – Serves as chief of staff under Benjamin Netanyahu.
          2009 – Serves as CEO of Soluto, a software company, for several months.
          January 2010-January 2012 – Serves as director of The Yesha Council, an organization representing Jewish settlements in the West Bank and their populations.
          2012 – Leads the pro-settler party Jewish Home, making his desire to prevent the formation of a Palestinian state a central plank of his pitch to voters.
          marzo 2013 – Appointed as Minister of Economy, Minister of Religious Services, Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs.
          novembre 5, 2014 – Writes in an op-ed in the New York Times, “The old models of peace between Israel and the Palestinians are no longer relevant. The time has come to rethink the two-state solution.
          febbraio 2015 – Appointed as Acting Senior Citizen Affairs Minister
          Maggio 2015 – Appointed as Minister of Education and Minister for Diaspora Affairs.
          ottobre 8, 2018 – The Times of Israel reports that Bennett says if he were defense minister, he would enact ashoot to killpolicy on the border with Gaza. Asked if that would apply to children breaching the barrier, lui rispose: “They are not childrenthey are terrorists. We are fooling ourselves.
          2019 – Rebrands the Jewish Home party asYaminaafter merging with another party.
          Maggio 30, 2021 – Bennett announces he is working toward a coalition agreement with Yair Lapid, leader of the centrist party Yesh Atid, to join a new government.
            giugno 2, 2021 – Lapid announces an eight-party coalition agreement has been signed. In base all'accordo, Bennett will focus on domestic issues during his two years as prime minister, before he hands the reins to Lapid in August 2023.
            giugno 13, 2021 – Bennett is sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister after winning a confidence vote with 60 votes to 59, bringing an end to Netanyahu’s run as the country’s prime minister after more than 12 consecutive years in office.

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