Benjamin Netanyahu was a captain of the elite Sayeret Matkal command unit for five years.
[...] He took part in a raid on Beirut's airport in 1968 and fought in the 1973 Middle East war.
After his military service ended, Mr Netanyahu went back to the US, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
In 1976, Mr Netanyahu's brother, Jonathan, was killed leading a raid to rescue hostages from a hijacked airliner in Entebbe, Uganda. His death had a profound impact on the Netanyahu family, and his name became legendary in Israel.
Mr Netanyahu set up an anti-terrorism institute in his brother's memory...
Now, the youngest Netanyahu steps up. From Jerusalem Post: