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Binyamin, Ben Eliezer

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.