Dr Jordan B Peterson and Israel Prime Minister-Elect Benjamin Netanyahu discuss the history of Israel, its status as an embattled nation, the importance of the struggle for statehood, why and how the PM came back from political demise, and his vision for the future.
Benjamin Netanyahu was recently reelected as Prime Minister of Israel, having previously served in the office from 1996–1999 and 2009–2021. From 1967–1972 he served as a soldier and commander in Sayeret Matkal, an elite special forces unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. A graduate of MIT, he served as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 1984–1988, before being elected to the Israeli parliament as a member of the Likud party in 1988. He has published five previous books on terrorism and Israel’s quest for peace and security. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Sara. In his newest book “Bibi: My Story” the newly reelected prime minister of Israel tells the story of his family, the story of his people, his path to leadership, and his unceasing commitment to defending his country and securing its future.
(0:00) Coming up
(4:03) Moses and the first settlers
(10:55) Response to the Palestinian claim
(16:07) The basis for a claim
(22:55) Making something of it
(26:04) The refugee problem
(30:00) Ultimatums and progress
(33:34) Herzl, Bipartisan world support
(39:38) the Balfour Declaration, Hitlerism
(44:40) The importance of power and productivity
(50:50) PM Netanyahu’s goal, the three pillars of peace
(51:48) Steps toward economic freedom
(55:55) The fat man thin man diet
(59:50) Brush with political demise
(1:04:00) Bibi: My Story
(1:04:40) What guides a leader vs a politician?
(1:10:00) The Abraham Accords, Obama
(1:17:00) Israel and Donald Trump
(1:18:38) Why has the process stalled with Biden?