Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu is the first biography that joins the threads of the Israeli Prime Minister’s tumultuous personal life and controversial career as the Jewish state’s leader. The New York Times has called it a “superbly timed” account and its author, Haaretz journalist Anshel Pfeffer, as “one of the smartest and most prolific of Israel’s younger generation of journalists”. Just weeks after the Israeli election and Israel’s Attorney General announced his plans to indict Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of fraud and bribery, Anshel joins ABC’s John Lyons to discuss an unsparing history of Israel and one of its most contentious figures.

Supported by the University of Sydney.

Events in Bay 17 at Carriageworks are closed-captioned. 

Anshel Pfeffer (International)

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Anshel Pfeffer has covered Israeli politics and global affairs for two decades. He is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and the Israel correspondent for The Economist. Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu, is Pfeffer’s deeply reported biography of the scandal-plagued Israeli Prime Minister. The New York Times says that “Pfeffer is one of the smartest and most prolific of Israel’s younger generation of journalists” and that Bibi is “superbly timed.” Anshel lives in Jerusalem.

John Lyons (Australian)

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John Lyons is Head of Investigative Journalism at the ABC. He is author of the bestselling Balcony Over Jerusalem, based on his six years living in Jerusalem. He is a former editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, has won three Walkleys and been named the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year.