- Yisrael Katz (politician born 1955)
Name = Yisrael Katz
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21 September 1955
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Knesset(s) = 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th (current)
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Gov't roles = Minister of Agriculture|
Yisrael Katz ( _he. ישראל כץ, born
21 September 1955) is an Israeli politician. Formerly a Minister of Agriculture, today he is a member of the Knessetfor Likud.
Ashkelon, Katz earned a BA and an MA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He won 34th place on the
Likud-Gesher- Tzometlist for the 1996 elections, but missed out on a place in the Knesset when the alliance won only 32 seats. However, he entered the Knesset in November 1998 as a replacement for Ehud Olmert. He was re-elected in 1999 and 2003, and was appointed Minister of Agriculture in Ariel Sharon's government in 2003. Katz left the cabinet in January 2006 after the Likud- Kadimasplit, and was re-elected in the 2006 elections.
In 2007 the
Israel Policerecommended indicting Katz on charges of fraud and breach of trust linked to political appointments at the Ministry of Agriculture during his tenure as minister. [ [http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/841011.html Police recommend indicting Likud MK Yisrael Katz for fraud, breach of trust] Haaretz, 23 March 2007]
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