Minister of Environment Gideon Ezra of Israel

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Ezra was elected to the Knesset in the 1996 elections and retained his seat in the 1999 and 2003 elections.
After Ariel Sharon beat Ehud Barak in the 2001 election for Prime Minister, Ezra was appointed Deputy Minister of Internal Security.
When Sharon founded Kadima in late 2005, Ezra joined him, picking up the Environment Ministry portfolio from Labor's Shalom Simhon.
Minister Ezra said that he planned to handle issues shared by both ministries, and that he viewed his role as environment minister as his permanent position.
Environmental Protection Minister Gideon Ezra has accused green groups in Israel of being copy-cats of groups abroad with little sense of what is applicable here, and what the priorities should be.
Ezra said of the green initiatives that "from the union's point of view, it is right to do so," but added that "we have to find resources to implement all those laws or we will all be in violation of the law.
Ezra said he supports the contested Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal, which environmentalist organizations fear could cause heavy damage.
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In a Hebrew-language interview with Israel National News on the morning after an Arab from Jerusalem rammed his car into a large crowd of pedestrians, injuring 23, Minister Ezra praised the individual who shot the attacker dead.
Gideon Ezra (Hebrew: גדעון עזרא‎, born 30 June 1937) is an Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for Kadima.
Ezra was born in Jerusalem and served in the Israeli Defense Force between 1955 and1958 in the Nahal.
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If security guards were Bedouins who served in the IDF, and they were the ones at the door of the bus, then they could better differentiate people from Judea, Samaria , and the Gaza Strip from local Bedouins,” Minister Ezra said during the funeral.
the beginning of the intifada, Deputy Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra said the scandal will not lead to a security- clearance reassessment.
MK Yuval Steinitz (Likud) criticized the decision, saying that "Minister Ezra is in need of a democracy lesson.
In any case, the inquiry commission does not plan on summoning the single soldier or police officer, whom Ezra is protecting with total devotion just before the elections, but rather the police commissioner and the district commander, in order to hear from them what were the orders they received from the political echelon, and to hear about the execution and the lessons, if there are any," Steinitz said.
In response to a question raised by Amona inquiry committee chairman, Steinitz, as to who gave the order to use clubs against the protesters, Ezra said that police were acting in accordance to written procedure.
Interviewed by Associated Press Television News, Ezra said he opposed the idea of confiscating weapons, but did not explain why he gave the anonymous "settler sympathizer" such prominent justification.
Ezra said he had not yet reached a final decision as to whether to confiscate the weapons, and admitted that the move would require the cooperation of the heads of the different settlements to be abandoned.
Asked if he expects extreme violence during the evacuation, and if he was concerned by threats to bring 100,000 activists to Gaza to resist the expulsion forces, Ezra said "we need to step up our presence in Gush Katif, but at the end of the day, the people there are law-abiding and good citizens" who should be defenseless and intimidated by the armed forces expelling them.
Ezra is the second senior Israeli official to recently advocate Barghouti's release.
Ezra is the second senior Israeli official to recently advocate the release of Marwan Barghouti of Abbas' Fatah movement.
But Ezra said Israel has freed much worse murderers in the past.
are so great that irregular precautions must be taken.
the cabinet will agree on such legislation.
Now Ezra has come and inadvertently held up the mirror in front of US.
Gideon Ezra was born in Jerusalem in 1937.
In February 2003, Gideon Ezra was appointed Minister in the Prime Ministers office, responsible for coordination between the government and the Knesset, serving untilAugust 2004.
officers from appearing, except for Police Commissioner Moshe Karadi.
to appear in a closed-door session of the inquiry committee.
Shacham, but he was certainly did not receive a prize.
complaints that are under investigation.
questions to which he did not know the precise answers.
Cabinet Minister Gideon Ezra says don't write off Sharon yet.