Yaacobi, Gad

   Born in Kfar Vitkin, Yaacobi graduated from the Faculties of Law and Commerce of Tel Aviv University. He was a Labor-Alignment member of the Knesset since 1969, when he served as minister of transport. Then, in the Government of National Unity established in 1984, Yaacobi served as minister of economics and planning and later became minister of communications in the government established in December 1988. He served as Israel's ambassador to the United Nations from 1992 to 1996. He initially vied for election as Israel's ninth president, which was ultimately won by Shimon Peres in June 2007. Yaacobi died on 28 August 2007.

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