Here's a look at the life of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Personal: Birth date: October 21, 1949
Birth place: Tel Aviv, Israel
Birth name: Binyamin Netanyahu
Father: Benzion Netanyahu, a historian
Mother: Cela (Segal) Netanyahu
Marriages: Sara (Ben Artzi) Netanyahu, (1991 - present); Fleur Cates, (1981 - 1988, divorced); Miki Haran.
Children: with Sara: Avner and Yair; with Miki: Noa.
Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.Sc., 1974 and M.Sc., 1976
Military service: Israeli Defense Forces, 1967- 1972, Captain
Other Facts: Leader of the right-wing Likud Party.
Is known throughout Israel by the nickname, "Bibi."
Spent his teenage years in the United States; went to high school in Philadelphia.
First Israeli prime minister to be born after the state was founded in 1948.
Netanyahu's brother, Yonatan, was killed in action in 1976 while leading a mission to rescue Israeli passengers on a hijacked Air France plane.
Affected by his brother's death, Netanyahu organized two international conferences on ways to combat terrorism, one in 1979 and another in 1984.
Timeline: 1967-1972 - Serves in the Israeli Defense Forces in an elite commando unit, Sayeret Matkal.
1976-1978 - Works in the United States for Boston Consulting Group.
1982-1984 - Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C.
1984- 1988 - Israel's ambassador to the United Nations.
1988 - Returns to Israel and wins a seat in the Knesset, Israel's parliament.
1988-1991 - Deputy foreign minister under Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir.
1991-1992 - Deputy Minister in the prime minister's office.
1993 - Is elected the Likud party chairman.