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Israeli Cabinet Approves Ministerial Post for Sharon

July 08, 1996|Associated Press

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet on Sunday approved creation of a ministry for Ariel Sharon, capping a three-week effort to bring the combative retired general into the government.

Netanyahu spokesman Shai Bazak said Netanyahu will delay his trip to the United States by two hours today to appear before parliament and swear in Sharon, 68, as the new infrastructure minister.

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