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Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset in Jerusalem on May 17, 2020.
Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset in Jerusalem on May 17, 2020. Adina Valman / AFP

Iunlockable. After more than a year and a half of crisis punctuated by three elections, the Knesset on Sunday, May 17, ratified the government of national unity that Benjamin Netanyahu formed with his rival, Benny Gantz. Despite his trial for “Fraud, breach of trust and corruption” slated to open on May 24 in Israel, "Bibi" will remain prime minister, a post he has held for over eleven years. This renewal allows him to face his judges in a position of strength. According to a Supreme Court decision, despite the ten years in prison he faces, the Prime Minister is not forced to resign until he is convicted.

When he first appears in The world, January 22, 1985, Benjamin Netanyahu is Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations. His country has just decided to withdraw from southern Lebanon, which it has occupied for over a year and a half. A withdrawal from which Syria, which exercises an informal guardianship over Lebanon, intends to profit. "Benyamin Netanyahu stressed on Sunday in Jerusalem that his country" had made it clear to Syria that it would not accept the entry of its troops into the evacuated regions or the infiltration of terrorists from its lines "" , then quotes the newspaper.

It was always as ambassador to the United Nations that he intervened on November 10, 1987. He called, in a forum, for the declassification by the UN of the archives concerning the Shoah: "The United Nations was founded on the ashes of Nazi horror and set out to prevent it from happening again. They must now assume it and open the archives. "

At the head of Likoud

On March 27, 1993, the diplomat gave way to politics. The man has just taken the helm of Likud, the main party of the Israeli right. "Nicknamed" Bibi ", Mr. Netanyahu, forty-three years old, former elite soldier and ex-ambassador to the United Nations, is the representative of the new generation", camp The world which also notes that"A recent scandal over her extramarital affairs has apparently not tarnished her popularity". The Oslo Accords have not yet been signed, but already the leader of the Likud is violently attacking the Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, engaged in a peace process with the Palestinians: "We will make sure, through parliamentary channels or otherwise, to overthrow this government as soon as possible. "

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