OCCUPATION: Prime Ministerdesignate of Israel
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: He's forging ahead with his new coalition government. And he appears to have an ally in Obama, who's just as determined as Netanyahu to thwart Iran's nuclear-weapons program.
CON: His efforts to woo centrist Tzipi Livni failed. Can a coalition be a coalition if it's mostly made up of right wingers?