- Feb 12, 2007
Israel TV: Netanyahu Root is Sudanese
The Israeli Channel Two revealed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is of Sudanese origin. He was born in the city of Halo north of Sudan in 1949.
The channel added that the real name of the Prime Minister of Israel is Atta Allah Abdul Rahman Al-Shaul, and that he has a Sudanese birth certificate. It was noted by Al-Wafd newspaper that he has second-class relatives that have African dark-skin and that his family was of the rich in Sudan, where they owned large and wide pieces of land there.
The newspaper pointed out that Netanyahus family became famous in the field of trade, specifically in the import and export business. The newspaper also pointed out that in the wake of Jaafar Al-Nimeiri taking the presidency of Sudan, Netanyahus family was forced to immigrate to Israel after "Al-Nimeiri" prevented alcohol consumption, while others preferred to immigrate to the United States.
The newspaper clarified that Netanyahu, and during his youth and when he enlisted in the Israeli army, always hid his mastery of the Arabic and Nubian languages. He emigrated from Sudan at the age of fifteen, and when he arrived to Israel he changed his name to Benjamin Netanyahu and concealed his Sudanese origins.