June 1996-July 1999 - Prime Minister of Israel.
September 1996 - Has first meeting with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
October 23, 1998 - Yasser Arafat and Netanyahu sign the Wye Memorandum, an interim accord exchanging land and power to secure Israel from political violence.
1999 - Following his defeat in the elections, Netanyahu resigns from the Knesset.
1999- 2002 - Works in the private sector.
2002- 2003 - Minister of Foreign Affairs.
2003- 2005 - Minister of Finance.
August 2005 - Resigns in protest over the plan to withdraw Jewish settlers from Gaza and return their land to Palestinian control.
December 2005 - Is elected leader of the Likud party.
August 2007 - Is re-elected.
February 10, 2009 - After an election, the results remain unclear as to who will become prime minister, Netanyahu or chief rival Tzipi Livni. Both make claims to the position.
February 19, 2009 - Wins backing from Israeli parliament.
February 20, 2009 - Becomes the prime minister-designate and begins working on the formation of the new government.
March 31, 2009 - Is sworn in as prime minister.
September 1-2, 2010 - Attends a meeting in Washington, DC hosted by President Barack Obama to possibly restart peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Other leaders in attendance are Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, King Abdullah II of Jordan and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas,
September 14, 2010 - Meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Egypt for second round of peace talks in two weeks. Also in attendance are U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Special Envoy to Middle East, George Mitchell.
May 4, 2011 - Denounces the reconciliation agreement signed by Fatah and Hamas in Egypt and calls on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to "immediately cancel the reconciliation deal with Hamas and choose the path of peace with Israel."
May 24, 2011 - Addresses a joint meeting of Congress. He says that he is prepared to make "painful compromises" for a peace settlement with the Palestinians. However, he repeats that Israel will not accept a return to its pre-1967 boundaries.
June 13, 2012 - Israel releases a 153 page report criticizing Netanyahu's handling of a raid against a Turkish aid flotilla to Gaza in 2010, where nine Turkish activists were killed.
September 27, 2012 - In an address to the U.N., Netanyahu exhorts the General Assembly to draw "a clear red line" to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
October 9, 2012 - Calls for an early election after failing to agree on a budget with his coalition partners.
October 9, 2012 - Israel's parliament votes to dissolve itself and schedules an election for January 22, 2013.
January 22, 2013 - According to media exit polling, Netanyahu's Likud Beitenu party wins 31 Knesset seats in the election. The Yesh Atid party, a new centrist movement, comes in a surprising second place with at least 19 seats.
March 24, 2013 - Apologizes to Turkey for the 2010 raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla Mavi Marmara.
October 1, 2013 - In a speech at the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu accuses Iranian president Hassan Rouhani of seeking to obtain a nuclear weapon and describes him as "a wolf in sheep's clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community."