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Netanyahu (Hebrew: נְתַנְיָהוּ‎, "God has given") is a surname and may refer to the following members of the Netanyahu family in Israel.

First generation:

  • Benzion Netanyahu (1910–2012), scholar of Jewish history, Zionist activist, professor emeritus of Cornell University, author of The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth-Century Spain and other books
  • Elisha Netanyahu (1912–1986), Israeli mathematician at the Technion, brother of Benzion
  • Shoshana Netanyahu (b. 1923), former Israel Supreme Court justice, wife of Elisha

Second generation:

  • Yonatan Netanyahu (1946–1976), Israeli special forces commander
  • Benjamin Netanyahu (born 1949), Prime Minister of Israel 1996–1999 and again from March 31, 2009 to present
  • Iddo Netanyahu (born 1952), Israeli radiologist, author, and playwright
  • Nathan Netanyahu (born 1951), Son of Elisha and Shoshana Netanyahu. Professor of computer science at Bar-Ilan University.

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