Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, Iraqi-born Israeli politician, Died at 80

  Law, Politician

Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer was born on February 12, 1936, and died on August 28, 2016.

He was an Iraqi-born Israeli politician and general.

Ben-Eliezerb served as a member of the Knesset between 1984 and 2014, and held several ministerial posts, including Minister of Industry, Trade and Labour; Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister.

Binyamin (Fuad) Ben-Eliezer was born in Basra in southern Iraq.

He was the son of Saleh and Farha.

Ben-Eliezer immigrated to Israel in 1950.

Binyamin was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces in 1954 and became a career soldier.

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer lived in Rishon LeZion and was married with five children.

There are some of his granddaughters who are living in the United States.

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer was fluent in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.

Binyamin Ben-Eliezer passed away at 80 years old.