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Binyamin, Ben Eliezer (Ben)

Born: 1936 AD
Currently alive, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: Israeli
Categories: Politician


1936 - He was born on the 12nd of February in Iraq.

1950 - He immigrated to Israel.

1954 - He entered the army and became a career soldier.

         - He served as a Commander in the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War.

1977 - He was appointed First Commanding Officer in Southern Lebanon, serving as the army liaison between the Lebanese Christian militias and Israel.

1978-1981 - He was Military Governor of Judea and Samaria.

1983-1984 - He was Government Coordinator of Activities in the Administered Areas.

1984 - He served as Minister of Housing and Construction, the Minister of Communications, the Minister of Defense, and the Deputy Prime Minister.

2001-2002 - He became the Israeli defense minister.

2005 - He died on the 9th of November, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer placed third in a vote to determine the party leader. He received 16.82% of the vote which caused the previous leader, Shimon Peres, to narrowly lose the election to Amir Peretz.

 2006  - On the 4th of May, he became Minister of National Infrastructure in the Kadima.


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