Netanyahu Named One of the Most Influential People (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 04/19/12)
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been named one of the 100 most
influential people in the world by TIME Magazine, it was announced
Eric Cantor, the majority leader in the U.S. House of
Representatives, wrote in a short article on TIME’s website that
Netanyahu “is one of these iconic Israelis, a strong, determined
leader who has excelled during a lifetime of service to the state of
“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,” wrote Cantor.
“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 said.
“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,” concluded Cantor.
TIME’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world also
includes U.S. President Barack Obama, Republican presidential
candidate Mitt Romney, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, German
Chancellor Angela Merkel, Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin
Jaber al-Thani, businessman Warren Buffett and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/19/12)
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