Israel Netanyahu

FATHER OF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU, BENZION, PASSED AWAY AT 102 YEARS OF AGE…….

 

Deepest condolences………

IN MEMORIAM 

Benzion Netanyahu, father of prime minister, dies at 102

Leading expert on the Inquisition was seen as shaper of Benjamin Netanyahu’s world view; funeral to be held Monday afternoon in Jerusalem

Prof. Benzion Netanyahu, the father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, died Monday morning in Jerusalem at the age of 102.

A doctor working for the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed the death. The funeral was scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday at Jerusalem’s Har Hamenuchot cemetery.

Netanyahu, a writer and professor of Jewish-Spanish history, was seen as a major influence on the prime minister’s world view. He was considered one of the world’s foremost experts on Jewish life in Spain in the Middle Ages. He was also editor of the Encyclopedia Hebraica.

Among the books he wrote were ”Don Isaac Abravanel, statesman & philosopher,” “The Marranos from Spain” and “The origins of the Inquisition in fifteenth Century Spain.”

President Shimon Peres said Netanyahu was “a great historian and a great Jew.” Speaking at a school, Peres had the students stand for a moment of silence in his memory.

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3 Responses

    1. Thanks Steve, I have published earlier on this jerk, and will keep your link (with H/T to You) and use it later in another article. Many thanks.

  1. Benzion Netanyahu wrote some excellent books. Very sad that he has passed away.

    OT: btw KGS, that whole filterthing for commenting on the TT is downright scary 😉 He told me to ‘drag the knife to the bathroom’.

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