Israeli PM’s father passes away

Ben-Zion Netanyahu, father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Monday passed away at his Jerusalem home at the age of 102.

A statement released Monday by the Prime Minister’s Office here said that “last (Sunday) night, his son, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to visit him one last time”, before his father’s demise.

Netanyahu senior, a highly-regarded historian of the Jewish people, was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1910 and migrated to Palestine with his family in 1944, Xinhua reported.