April 30, 2012

Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu's Father Dies


Wow, he was 102:


JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's father, Prof. Ben-Zion Netanyahu, passed away in his Jerusalem residence early Monday morning at the age of 102. The prime minister visited with his father for the last time on Sunday.

A prolific writer, editor and historian, and professor emeritus at Cornell University, Ben-Zion wrote extensively on the history of the Jewish people in Spain. In the 1950s, he edited the Encyclopedia Hebraica. Decades ago, he even predicted the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and the downing of the Twin Towers.[More...]

Our thoughts and prayers are with PM Netanyahu, his family and many friends.

RIP Ben-Zion Netanyahu, may the memory of you be a blessing..

By Stable Hand at 12:41 PM | Comments |