in Iraq, Benjamin Ben-Eliezer made aliyah in 1950 at the age
of 13. As a young man he lived on Kibbutz Merhavia in the
in the Israel Defence Forces elite Golani Brigade, he
rose to the rank of Company commander. In the Six-Day War,
he was wounded whilst commanding an elite reconnaissance battalion
raid across enemy lines.
A member of the
I.D.F. Military Mission to Singapore for three years, he went
on to serve in the Yom Kippur War as Deputy Regimental Commander
of Southern Command.
In the 11th Knesset,
General Ben-Eliezer was a principal member of the Labour and
Social Affairs Committee, and since then has held many positions
of key importance.
He was appointed
as Minister for Construction and Housing following the elections
is now Head of the Labour Party, Defence Minister and Deputy
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