Eitan Cabel

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Eitan Cabel
Date of birth (1959-08-23) 23 August 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Rosh HaAyin, Israel
Knessets 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Party represented in Knesset
1996–1999 Labor Party
2001 One Israel
2001– Labor Party
Ministerial roles
2006–2007 Minister without Portfolio

Eitan Cabel (Hebrew: אֵיתָן כָּבֶּל; born 23 August 1959) is an Israeli politician and Knesset Member representing the Israeli Labor Party.[1]

Biography[edit]

Eitan Cabel was born in Rosh HaAyin. After serving in the Israeli Defense Force,[2]he studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was president of the Students' Union.

Political career[edit]

After his graduation he worked as an aide to Agriculture Minister Avraham Katz-Oz, Shimon Peres and Binyamin Ben-Eliezer.[3]

He was first elected to the Knesset in 1996. In the past he has been the chairman of the Subcommittee for the Stock Market, and the Economic Affairs Committee. Currently he is a member of the House Committee, and the Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee. He is the chairman of the Lobby for the Promotion of Culture and Art in Israel. He is also a member of the Lobby for Reserve Soldiers, and Social-Environmental Lobby.[4]

In 2007 he resigned his position as Minister without Portfolio, and told Ehud Olmert to resign as well. He said "I can no longer sit in a government headed by Ehud Olmert." He resigned after the Winograd Commission released a report blamed Olmert and other members of the Israeli government as being responsible for the failures of the Second Lebanon War.[1][5][6]

Cabel retained his seat in the 2009 elections, having been placed seventh on the party's list. In that tenure, he initiated a law that put a limit on call center waiting.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Minister Eitan Cabel resigns Ynetnews
  2. ^ Eitan Cabel Jewish Virtual Library
  3. ^ Eitan Cabel Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  4. ^ Knesset Member, Eitan Cabel Knesset website
  5. ^ First Post-Winograd Resignation: Minister Eitan Cabel of Labor Arutz Sheva
  6. ^ Minister Cabel quits gov't, calls on Olmert to follow his example Haaretz
  7. ^ Harel-Kfir, Dafna (January 7, 2013). "New Law Limits Call Center Waiting". Globes English. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 

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