Benjamin Netanyahu becomes the Prime Minister of Israel. Netanyahu is a close family friend of the Kushner family, even sleeping in Jared’s childhood bed during visits. Netanyahu will remain Prime Minister until 1999 and resume the role in March 2009.
Netanyahu has long been a friend of the Kushners, and particularly Jared’s dad, Charles Kushner, a major donor to pro-Israel and Jewish causes. One time, Kantor reports – she doesn’t specify when – Jared gave up his bed and moved to the basement so Netanyahu could spend the night at their home in Livingston, New Jersey.The Jerusalem Post