Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ranks among the world’s 100 most influential people, according to a TIME Magazinearticle published Wednesday.
In a brief article on Netanyahu, US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor called the prime minister “one of those iconic Israelis, a strong, determined leader who has excelled during a lifetime of service to the state of Israel.” The article added that Netanyahu “ranks among the world’s greatest leaders.”
Netanyahu was also credited with drawing the attention of the international community to the Iranian threat. “Confronting Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and sponsorship of terrorism is an urgent task for all of us. At this perilous moment, Prime Minister Netanyahu is the right leader for Israel — and the right partner for America,” Cantor wrote.