Iddo Netanyahu (born July 24, 1952) is an Israeli physician, author and playwright. He is the younger brother of Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel, and Yonatan Netanyahu, who was killed leading the Operation Entebbe hostage rescue mission in 1976 and was a highly-decorated veteran.


Iddo Netanyahu was born in Jerusalem, the son of Zila and professor Benzion Netanyahu, and spent part of his childhood in the United States. He left studies at Cornell University in 1973 to fight for Israel in the Yom Kippur War. At Cornell, he was pledging the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and was inducted into the Irving Literary Society before going to war.


Netanyahu served in Sayeret Matkal, Israel's special forces unit, as did both his brothers. He has an MD from Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Medicine and did post-doctoral training at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., and Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City. He works part time as a radiologist at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, New York, but spends most of the year in Israel.

Iddo Netanyahu