Threshold Editions, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., will publish former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s autobiography, BIBI: My Story, on November 22, 2022, it was announced today.
In this sweeping volume, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu recounts growing up in Israel and America, the prominent legacy of his family in the birth of Zionism, his service in an elite unit of the Israeli Defense Forces, and the devastating impact of the death of his brother Yoni, who was killed while leading his men in the historic rescue of 102 hostages in Entebbe, Uganda. He provides his singular perspective on the geopolitics of the Middle East, his successful efforts to modernize the Israeli economy, and his negotiations with Presidents Clinton, Obama, and Trump to secure the future of his country.
This powerful, heartfelt and eloquently written account from the longest-serving prime minister in Israel’s history will be required reading for anyone with an interest in the past and future of the Jewish state and the Jewish people.
About publishing his autobiography, Netanyahu says: “Born a year after the founding of the Jewish state, I have dedicated my life to combat the forces that seek its destruction and make peace with those that do not.
“My story is one of tragedy and triumph, setbacks and successes, lessons learned and loved ones cherished. It is woven with that of Israel, which has proven that faith and resolve can overcome insurmountable odds to forge a brilliant future. I am thrilled to share my story with all those who seek to live a life of purpose.”
Jonathan Karp, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simon & Schuster, who acquired the autobiography on exclusive submission commented, “The story of Israel is intertwined with the story of Benjamin Netanyahu and his family, as this memoir vividly and powerfully illustrates. It’s also a book that anyone interested in the Middle East and geopolitics will find fascinating, revealing, and provocative.”
Jennifer Long, Deputy Publisher for Threshold said, “As a world leader committed to peace through strength, Bibi has long been admired. But never have readers been offered such a candid, thoughtful, and meticulous account of his life. I am honored to welcome the former Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, to Threshold Editions.”
World rights (excepting Hebrew language rights) have been acquired from attorney Gary Ginsberg. The book will also be available from Simon and Schuster’s international companies in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and India, and in audiobook by Simon & Schuster Audio and featuring the author.
Benjamin Netanyahu was Prime Minister of Israel from 1996–1999 and 2009–2021. From 1967–1972 he served in the elite special forces unit of the Israeli Defense Forces, Sayeret Matkal. A graduate of MIT, he was appointed as Israeli’s Ambassador to the United Nations from 1984–1988, then was elected to the Israeli parliament as a member of the Likud party in 1988. He has published five previous books on peace and terrorism.