Occupation: Prime Minister of Israel
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Benjamin Netanyahu, now 61, is a political survivor. In his second term as Prime Minister of Israel, he leads a conservative coalition that takes Israel's security as its lodestar. For Netanyahu, it is dealing with Iran that is at the heart of Israel's politics. Well connected in the U.S., his relations with the Obama Administration have not always been smooth. Now he has to maneuver his way through the shoals of a region that is changing fast.
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