Benjamin Netanyahu: The Third-Best Prime Minister in Israel’s History

In 2018, Haaretz, a left-wing Israeli newspaper, asked historians, political scientists, biographers, and political figures in Israel to help them rank the 12 Israeli prime ministers. These experts actually ranked Netanyahu last.

While Netanyahu’s ranking was unfair, I mostly agreed with the rest of the list. David Ben-Gurion was at the top of the list. The second-best prime minister on the list was Menachem Begin.

It’s difficult to understate David Ben-Gurion’s impact on Israeli society. As Israel’s first prime minister, he established many of the country’s institutions.

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