Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.
Netanyahu was described as an “iconic, strong and determined leader who has excelled during a lifetime of service to the state of Israel.”
“Bibi’s accomplishments and service as a soldier, a diplomat, an economic reformer who took on the difficult and politically perilous task of challenging the status quo, and a two-time Prime Minister rank him among the world’s great leaders,” it was stated.
“Now, at a time of tremendous international instability and growing danger, Prime Minister Netanyahu, 62, has provided a compelling and reasoned exposition of one of the gravest threats facing the world today.
“He deserves credit for drawing attention to the threat Iran poses to Israel, to America, to the region, to its own people and to the free world.
“Confronting Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and sponsorship of terrorism is an urgent task for all of us. At this perilous moment, Prime Minister Netanyahu is the right leader for Israel — and the right partner for America.”
It should be noted that Netanyahu’s profile was written by Eric Cantor – the majority leader in the US House of Representatives.
The list also features Iran’s Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Syrian President Bashar Assad, US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.