Benzion Netanyahu (Mileikowsky) (1910 - 2012) MP

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Place of Burial: Jerusalem, Israel
Birthplace: Warsaw, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
Cause of death: בשיבה טובה
Occupation: Jewish Historian, Professor of History and Zionist activist
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About Benzion Netanyahu (Mileikowsky)

Benzion Netanyahu (Hebrew: בנציון נתניהו; born March 25, 1910) is an Israeli historian and Zionist activist. He was secretary to Ze'ev Jabotinsky, "the father of Revisionist Zionism", and was a Revisionist leader of the Zionist Movement in the United States.

Benzion Netanyahu was born in Warsaw, Poland, (then part of the Russian Empire) to the writer and Zionist activist Nathan Mileikowsky. In 1920 the family emigrated to Palestine. After living in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, and Safed, the family settled in Jerusalem. Benzion studied in the Midrash for teachers run by David Yellin, and later went on to study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He specialized in History and was especially inspired by professor Joseph Klausner.

During the late 1950s and the 1960s, Netanyahu and his family lived alternately in Israel and the U.S (among other times in the U.S., 1963–67), until 1969, when Netanyahu returned to New York in order to edit a Jewish encyclopedia and eventually take a teaching job at Cornell University.

Specializing in the golden age of Jewish History in Spain, Netanyahu is known for his opus, the Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth Century Spain. It is considered by some, a towering work on the subject.

His three sons are

▪ Yonatan Netanyahu, former commander of Sayeret Matkal, who was killed in action leading the Entebbe hostage rescue.

▪ Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister (1996–99, 2009-Pres.).

▪ Iddo Netanyahu, a radiologist and writer.

Benzion Netanyahu remains politically active, even at the age of one hundred. Netanyahu is now serving as an associate professor at the Academy for Jewish Research, a member of the Academy for Fine Arts, and a professor emeritus at Cornell University. He currently resides in Jerusalem.

His younger brother, mathematician Elisha Netanyahu, also studied at the Hebrew University, and later became the Dean of Sciences at the Technion.

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Benzion Netanyahu's Timeline

1910
March 25, 1910
Warsaw, Warszawa, Mazowieckie, Poland
1944
1944
Age 33
New York City
1946
March 13, 1946
Age 35
New York, NY, USA
1949
October 21, 1949
Age 39
Tel Aviv, Israel
2012
April 30, 2012
Age 102
Jerusalem, Israel
April 30, 2012
Age 102
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