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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hezbollah "news" claims Netanyahu comes from the Sudan!

The Al Manar network that is run by Hezbollah has a scoop!

It says that Israel's Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, was actually born in northern Sudan. His real name, we are told, is Attallah Abdul Rahman al-Shaul, and his family owned large amount of land there and were prominent in import/export. They fled the Sudan when Jaafar Nimieri took over the country in 1969 and he went to Israel.

The article says that Netanyahu was 15 when his family moved, although it also says (accurately) that he was born in 1949; Nimieri took over Sudan in 1969.

It also says that his knowledge of Arabic and Nubian came in handy as he joined the IDF.

Now you know!

(h/t Womble)