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  10/30/2013, Cheshvan 26, 5774

Netanyahu Ranked #26 on World Most Powerful List

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu ranked #26 on Forbes Magazine's list of most powerful people. In the number 1 and 2 slots respectively were Russian leader Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama. PM Netanyahu is the only Israel on the list but several Jewish people are ranked such as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Facebook founder 24 Mark Zuckerberg.

As far as Israel's Middle Eastern neighbors are concerned, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia ranked #8, Mexican businessman of Lebanese heritage Carlos Slim Helu ranked #12, Ayatollah Ali Hoseini-Khamenei ranked #12, President Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates raked #34 and British-Arab billionaire Mohammed Ibrahim ranked #71.