Front Burner

The political longevity of Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is put to the test

Today on Front Burner, CBC’s Derek Stoffel explains Benjamin Netanyahu’s political longevity and the upcoming Israeli election.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech to supporters at party headquarters in Tel Aviv March 18, 2015. (Nir Elias/Reuters)

Benjamin Netanyahu has been the Prime Minister of Israel for the past 10 years (having previously held the position from 1996 to 1999). If he is re-elected and stays on in the job through the summer, he'll be longest serving Prime Minister in the country's history. But he faces a tough opponent in former military general Benny Gantz. Today on Front Burner, CBC's Derek Stoffel on Benjamin Netanyahu's political staying power.

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