Benzion Netanyahu, 1910-2012
9:56 AM, Apr 30, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The father of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the historian and Zionist Benzion Netanyahu, died this morning. He was 102 years old.
"Benzion Netanyahu, who died Monday, was a renowned scholar who both wrote history and influenced it in a lifetime that spanned a century," the Times of Israel reports. "Netanyahu, 102, was a historian who authored several important works on the Spanish Inquisition, challenging the accepted views about that vital chapter of Jewish history."
The New York Times adds: