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2019 Man of the Year: Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu
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It has been a turbulent year for long-serving Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Encased in a cloud of indictments, Bibi, as he is often called, continues to survive.

In fact, at the time of this writing, Netanyahu is barely trailing his rival contender for prime minister, despite multiple investigations into his political dealings. Furthermore, polls indicate that Netanyahu would still garner more seats in the Israeli parliament than his likely replacement in the Likud Party, Gideon Sa'ar.

A natural leader, Netanyahu has served as prime minister since 2009. He also held that post from 1996 to 1999, making him one of the most successful international political figures of all time.

Netanyahu gracefully braved eight years of the anti-Israel Obama regime and it's likely he will see his way through this current domestic scandal. This fortitude has enshrined him as a hero to the Jewish people and earned him a spot as a 2019 Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year.