Bibi and the boy wonder

It could all been so different for Bibi…

Benjamin Cohen, Channel 4’s technology correspondent and ex-JFS pupil, who recalled his 1990s’ fame as a “teenage dotcom millionaire” on BBC radio this week, revealed that he came out of his English class at school one day when he got a call from the Israeli Embassy in London.

He was asked to head straight for Heathrow to meet Mr Netanyahu, who was looking for business openings after recently losing an Israeli election. Bibi showed interest in being chairman of the teenager’s nascent Jewish website, but in the end he chose to pass up the opportunity.

Mr Netanyahu could have been the king of Anglo-Jewish online media. Now look where he is.

    Last updated: 10:06am, February 11 2010