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Netanyahu's son joins IDF - with bodyguard in tow (ILLUSTRATED)
Ha'aretz ^ | 09:58 21/07/2009 | The Associated Press

Posted on 07/21/2009 12:34:44 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's oldest son has begun his mandatory three-year military service.

Netanyahu accompanied his son Yair to a military induction center in Jerusalem Tuesday to see him off.

The 18-year-old Yair boarded a bus to another army base where he will be processed. He will then go through three weeks of basic training before joining the military spokesman's office.

Yair will be the army's only private with a personal bodyguard.

Netanyahu himself was an officer in an elite Israeli commando unit. The prime minister has another son, Avner, with his wife Sara and an older daughter, Noa, from a previous marriage.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Israel
KEYWORDS: bibi; idf; illustrated; israel; netanyahu

N FLIGHT - JULY 14, 1996: In this Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) file photo, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara Netanyahu and their sons Avner (L) and Yair (R) watch a movie on board an Israeli Air Force jet as they return to Israel from a state visit to the United States July 14 1996. Netanyahu, who is the leader of the conservative Likud party, has a growing lead in the race to become Israel's next Prime Minister. The politician and former special forces soldier has already served as Israel's Prime Minister, from 1996 to 1999.

Yair (L) and Avner Netanyahu, the sons of Incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, applaud during the session swearing-in their father's new coalition government in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, on March 31, 2009 in Jerusalem. Netanyahu announced his new government and outlined its plans to solve the economic crisis and make peace with the Arabs. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu reads from a prayer book as he stands with his sons Yair, right, and Avner at the Western Wall, in Jerusalems Old City. Mr Netanyahu officially assumed the reins of power yesterday. Photograph: Sebastian Scheiner/AP

Bibi lives in a very different world than Barack Ozero. This is just another illustration of his reality.


1 posted on 07/21/2009 12:34:44 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl
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To: Cinnamon Girl

His uncle, of course, is the legend of the rescue mission at Entebbe.


2 posted on 07/21/2009 12:36:34 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama anti-democracy in Iran and pro-dictatorship in Honduras.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

May he RIP.


3 posted on 07/21/2009 12:38:07 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama anti-democracy in Iran and pro-dictatorship in Honduras.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Good Job, well done Cinnamon, nice pics


4 posted on 07/21/2009 12:38:50 PM PDT by jacobny
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To: Cinnamon Girl

This is the BIBI Ping List.

(here is the main illustration of the different worlds of Bibi and Obama for anyone who missed it: Bibi vs. Obama: Showdown (Illustrated): http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2270358/posts)


5 posted on 07/21/2009 12:40:34 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Love the American spelling of his name, Netanyahui. Some people did not get the joke.


6 posted on 07/21/2009 12:43:29 PM PDT by DTA
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To: BARLF; jazminerose; Kiss7; NordP; Big_Monkey; Patriot Babe; conservative cat; 444Flyer; ...
Woops. That was pathetic. Yes, I'm the only one on the Bibi ping list. ;) THIS is the BIBI Ping List.
7 posted on 07/21/2009 12:45:44 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

three weeks of basic training???

Is that a missprint?


8 posted on 07/21/2009 12:50:17 PM PDT by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Then let me be second on the Bibi ping list.


9 posted on 07/21/2009 12:53:31 PM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: elhombrelibre

I believe that was BiBi’s brother who was in the Entebbe raid


10 posted on 07/21/2009 12:58:21 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Halgr

I think that’s right. He’s serving in the military spokesman’s office.


11 posted on 07/21/2009 12:58:58 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: sofaman

Netanyahu ping


12 posted on 07/21/2009 12:59:51 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: carton253
Actually, you're now 31st on the list. ;)


13 posted on 07/21/2009 1:02:37 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: elhombrelibre
He still can't even talk about his Brother Yoni without tearing up. His story is so amazing.

I was in Tel Aviv during Bibi's last term in the late 90s. It was amazing to be in the hotel when the Israeli army soldiers who protect him would come racing down the hall with him in the middle. It's so exciting. He went to the El David hotel every week for his cabinet meeting. He stopped to talk to me once. An extraordinary man with so much confidence and quiet power.

14 posted on 07/21/2009 1:10:13 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

They look like nice boys. Best wishes to young Yair.


15 posted on 07/21/2009 1:11:44 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Catz bites can be nasti.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Are you sure, Uncle? Some one told me that was his brother.


16 posted on 07/21/2009 1:11:55 PM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: fish hawk

Bibi’s brother is (would have been) the *uncle* of the young man in the article.


17 posted on 07/21/2009 1:14:37 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Catz bites can be nasti.)
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To: SoCalPol

He was refering to Yair’s uncle.


18 posted on 07/21/2009 1:15:13 PM PDT by lolhelp
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To: fish hawk

Yair’s uncle. The article is about Yair, not his Dad.


19 posted on 07/21/2009 1:17:01 PM PDT by lolhelp
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Oh, alright! :)


20 posted on 07/21/2009 1:19:31 PM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

21 posted on 07/21/2009 1:21:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Cinnamon Girl
Good looking young men!
..of course ....look at the parents!
22 posted on 07/21/2009 1:24:02 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: lolhelp

OOps, missed that. You are certainly right. Aloha


23 posted on 07/21/2009 1:25:05 PM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Thanks Cinnamon Girl


24 posted on 07/21/2009 1:27:03 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Thank you for that. I passed it along to all my friends and family with this note: This is going to piss some of you off, especially if you are a mindless liberal. Or, you can learn from it. If any of you find one thing that is not the truth in this thread, be sure and let me know. (with some proof)


25 posted on 07/21/2009 1:28:58 PM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: fish hawk

Awesome. If any of the pictures disappear (which happens) I’ll try to repost the whole thing because I saved it on my computer.


26 posted on 07/21/2009 1:33:29 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl
LOL, I'm going to get a lot of flack from sending that out as Liberal Zero lovers abound in my circle of friends and family. The flaming letters should be coming back to me at any moment. I don't usually send these out to the far left friends as I don't want to upset them but I am getting so disgusted with our idiotic tyrannical president that I'm getting to not care if they get upset or not.
27 posted on 07/21/2009 1:47:07 PM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Psalm 144:1

Beautiful pics CG. The one on the plane shows them for the lovely family they are.


28 posted on 07/21/2009 2:34:55 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Bo the dog came with more paperwork than his owner.)
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To: kcvl

They need to come out with a white rifle to match the snow and suit....don’t u think?? Just a thought!


29 posted on 07/21/2009 3:19:43 PM PDT by RoseofTexas (sierra)
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To: kcvl

Is that your way of saying my pic was too big? ;)


30 posted on 07/21/2009 4:58:53 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Good for him props to Bibi son serving his country


31 posted on 07/21/2009 7:14:46 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
his mandatory three-year military service. Netanyahu accompanied his son Yair to a military induction center in Jerusalem Tuesday to see him off... Netanyahu himself was an officer in an elite Israeli commando unit. The prime minister has another son, Avner, with his wife Sara and an older daughter, Noa, from a previous marriage.

32 posted on 07/21/2009 7:15:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Deb; elhombrelibre
You are so right, Deb. See Bibi at 7:22 I lost my brother

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and his Defence Minister Ehud Barak attend a memorial ceremony for the former's brother, Yoni, at the military cemetery in Mt. Hertzel in Jerusalem on June 28, 2009. Yoni Netanyahu was killed in 1976 during the Antebe operation to free Israeli hostages.

33 posted on 07/21/2009 7:49:53 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

My old alma mater!


34 posted on 07/21/2009 9:00:54 PM PDT by beagleone
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To: RoseofTexas

FYI - Most of the weapons are Vietnam era cast-offs from the US military.


35 posted on 07/21/2009 9:02:41 PM PDT by beagleone
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To: Cinnamon Girl

He just destroys me. I’m now at the point where I can’t watch any of the movies about Entebbe. The Israeli military is astonishing.


36 posted on 07/22/2009 8:12:26 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb; Cinnamon Girl; fish hawk
All, Of course, I meant Bibi's son's uncle. The tradition of service is obviously continuing in this family that's paid a heavy price maintaining liberty for our faithful ally. At the risk of sounding vain, I can say Israel has done and does do more than the public knows to help the USA.

We FREEPERs cannot overlook the contributions of Israel to the common defense of the civilized (and especially the democratic world). The barbarians and their Left wing sympathizers, who are forever telling us not to demonize Saddam (may he rest in hell), the mad mullahs in Iran, Kim Jong-Il, and Castro, may complain about Israel doing what it must to protect itself. As for me, I cheer them and only wish their enemies would end their ideology of hate and mass murder.

37 posted on 07/22/2009 8:20:05 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama anti-democracy in Iran and pro-dictatorship in Honduras.)
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To: SoCalPol

Yes, of course, the lad’s uncle.


38 posted on 07/22/2009 8:21:27 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama anti-democracy in Iran and pro-dictatorship in Honduras.)
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To: SJackson

Ping.


39 posted on 07/22/2009 8:24:22 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama anti-democracy in Iran and pro-dictatorship in Honduras.)
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To: elhombrelibre
Not many Americans know that every Israeli town, city and village has at least one minaret or mosque. Muslims and arabs are part of the Israeli population. However, you will find no Jews in Palestine. No live ones.
40 posted on 07/22/2009 8:28:05 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: elhombrelibre

I knew what you meant. I was just showing some examples of Bibi getting emotional, even today, about his brother.


41 posted on 07/22/2009 8:38:43 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: elhombrelibre; Deb; All
UPDATE: Netanyahu family fumes at talkbacks on son's IDF service

The Netanyahu family responded to talkbacks posted on Israeli Web sites on Tuesday suggesting that Yair Netanyahu, the premier's son who was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday, chose to avoid combat service in favor of a non-combatant task.

Unlike his father, Benjamin, and his fallen uncle, Yoni - who boast illustrious military careers in the famed, elite reconnaissance unit Sayeret Matkal - Yair Netanyahu will fulfill his three years of compulsory military service in the Israel Defense Forces Spokespersons Unit.

The Netanyahu family was affronted at the suggestion that Yair Netanyahu dodged combat service. As such, the prime minister's office took the rare step in issuing a statement, something which it customarily refrains from doing in matters related to the Netanyahu family.

"The parents, brothers, and all of Yair Netanyahu's relatives love him, are proud of him, and wish him success during his service in the Israel Defense Forces," the prime minister's office said in the statement.

Associates of the Netanyahus said on Tuesday that Yair Netanyahu has a health condition that precludes him from serving in combat.

My first thought when I saw he wasn't doing combat was that there was a health condition.

42 posted on 07/22/2009 11:00:01 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Oh please Bibi family can’t win with stupid Israeli media


43 posted on 07/22/2009 11:05:39 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Cinnamon Girl
There has never been as ungrateful a group as the Israeli media. I guess they'd prefer for Yair to join his uncle. That the premier's son is even permitted to go at all is a shock to me.

The Orthodox Jews don't have to serve.

44 posted on 07/22/2009 11:36:05 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
That's not accurate to say that Orthodox Jews don't have to serve. You know there are religious units. And there is sherut leumi. I know plenty of people who have served.


45 posted on 07/22/2009 11:42:27 AM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Wow. Really. Is that new? Or voluntary? When I was there the ex-military guy put in charge of driving us around was really bitter because the Hassedics didn’t have to serve or do anything else they didn’t want to.


46 posted on 07/22/2009 11:52:50 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

There are some who, in lieu of serving in the IDF in some capacity, have religious deferments to study Torah full time. There are also units that divide time between studies and regular combat service.


47 posted on 07/22/2009 12:08:26 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (G-d Bless President Bush. He kept us safe.)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Got it. Thanks.


48 posted on 07/22/2009 12:12:11 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

Thank you so much. God bless BiBi and his family and keep his son safe....all of them safe.


49 posted on 09/30/2009 2:16:33 AM PDT by Katarina (Thank God for Conservative talk radio.)
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