Ben-Zion Netanyahu z"l lived One Hundred and Two Years.
And if you think that's amazing, you should read the new post at Jewish Current Issues that lists some of his accomplishments during one 20-year span ... between the ages of 18 and 38.
.... In March 1939, at the age of 29, Netanyahu traveled to London to meet with Jabotinsky in an attempt to persuade him to transfer the majority of his activities from Britain to the United States. Netanyahu understood that the United States would ultimately be the country to determine the international agenda and decide on the question of the establishment of a Jewish state...
Ari Shavit writes of Ben-Zion that he "loved the Jewish people, but had little faith in the Jews" themselves.
It occurs to me that Obama is quite the opposite. He has something resembling faith in Jews like Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod, but bears no love for the Jewish people. Still, we would have thought that, as President, he'd see to it that the Prime Minister of Israel would receive a message of condolence from America.
Netanyahu has said the most important message he learned from his father is that, “whoever doesn’t know his past, can’t understand his present, and therefore can’t plan for his future" (TLJ News).
What a shondeh it is that even Abu Mazen has more depth of understanding, more class, than the supposed determiner of the international agenda.