Netanyahu said to be writing book about his time in office, worldview
News site quotes ex-PM’s associates predicting he will pen new tome in English, as with his previous works
Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly been working on a new book about his time in office and worldview.
Citing political sources, the Walla news site reported on Thursday that Netanyahu has devoted a significant chunk of time to writing the book since returning from a vacation in Hawaii last month.
Unnamed associates of Netanyahu were quoted as saying they believe that, as with the former premier’s previous books, he will write it in English and it will be largely intended for the American market, though it may be translated into Hebrew later.
The report noted the potential for a wider audience in the United States and lucrative book contracts that former American leaders have signed. Netanyahu is barred as a Knesset member from receiving additional income, unless they are from book sales.
According to the report, the book will likely include Netanyahu’s recollections from his time in office, such as his efforts against the Iran nuclear deal, the agreement to purchase COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, and the series of normalization deals reached with Arab states known as the Abraham Accords.
The book is also expected to include details on his strategic, economic and political outlook.
His office declined to comment on the book, publisher or expected publication date.
Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, authored several books in the 1980s and 1990s.
He has remained active in politics since losing power when the new government took office in June, and now, as opposition leader, is vowing to unseat the Naftali Bennett-led coalition that ousted him.
He also continues to stand trial on corruption charges, which he denies.