Ben-Eliezer, Binyamin

(Benjamin; Fuad)
(1936- )
   Veteran Israel Labor Party member of the Knesset. Born in Iraq, he immigrated to Israel in 1949 and was a career officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He served as a commander in the Six-Day War (1967) and the Yom Kippur War (1973) and was a member of the IDF Military Mission to Singapore from 1970 to 1973. In 1977, he was appointed first commanding officer in Southern Lebanon, serving as the IDF liaison with the local Christian community. From 1978 to 1981, he served as IDF commander in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria), and in 1983-84, he was government coordinator of activities in the administered areas. He was first elected to the Knesset in 1984 on Ezer Weizman's Yahad list, which subsequently joined with the Labor-Alignment. Reelected in 1988 and 1992, he served as minister of construction and housing from 1992 to 1996.
   Reelected to the 15th Knesset on 17 May 1999 on the One Israel list, he was appointed minister of construction and housing by Ehud Barak on 6 July 1999. On 11 July 1999, he was named deputy prime minister. Between 2001 and 2003, Ben-Eliezer served as defense minister in the Likud-Labor national unity coalition formed by Ariel Sharon following the special election for prime minister in February 2001. He contended for the Labor Party leadership in 2003 but lost to former Haifa mayor Amram Mitzna. Reelected to the 16th Knesset (2003) on the Labor-One Israel slate, he was appointed minister of national infrastructure upon the party's entry into the governing coalition on 10 January 2005. He contested the November 2005 Labor leadership race but lost to Amir Peretz. Reelected to the 17th Knesset on the Labor list, he was appointed minister of national infrastructure in the Ehud Olmert-led government of May 2006.

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