Binyamin Ben-Eliezer

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Ben-Eliezer in 2008

Binyamin "Fuad" Ben-Eliezer (Arabic: بنيامين بن إليعازر‎, Hebrew: בנימין (פואד) בן אליעזר‎; 12 February 1936 – 28 August 2016) was an Iraqi-born Israeli LaborAlignment politician and general. He was a member of the Knesset between 1984 and 2014.[1] From 1999 until 2001, Ben-Eliezer was Deputy Prime Minister. From 2002 until 2003, he was the Opposition Leader.

In 2014, Ben-Eliezer ran for President of Israel to replace Shimon Peres, however he withdrew after people accused him of corruption.

Ben-Eliezer died on 28 August 2016 at a hospital in Tel Aviv from kidney disease, aged 80.[2]

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