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Fleur Cates

Fleur Cates

American philanthropist, and ex-wife of Benjamin Netanyahu
Fleur Cates
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Intro American philanthropist, and ex-wife of Benjamin Netanyahu
Is Philanthropist
From United States of America
Gender female
Birth England, U.K.
Spouse: Benjamin Netanyahu
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Fleur Cates (now Harlan) is the ex-wife of Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Early life and education

Fleur was born in England. She has a B.A. degree from Cambridge University, England, and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, Boston, U.S.A.

Marriage with Benjamin Netanyahu

She met Netanyahu in 1978 when they were working at the Boston Consulting Group. At the time, Netanyahu was married, and his marriage ended in a divorce soon afterward, when his wife discovered the affair between him and Fleur. Netanyahu married Fleur in 1981, and Cates converted to Judaism and moved to Israel with him. However, they divorced in 1984.


Fleur is a member of the US Studies Centre's Council of Advisors, a Trustee of The Manhattan Institute, and a member of Business Executives for National Security, an America-wide, nonpartisan organization of senior executives using their business experience to help government leaders implement solutions to national security problems. She resides in Manhattan, New York. 

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Article Title: Fleur Cates: American philanthropist, and ex-wife of Benjamin Netanyahu - Biography and Life
Author(s): PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff
Website Title: PeoplePill
Publisher: PeoplePill
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Publish Date: 22 Nov 2016
Date Accessed: 23 Jan 2021
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