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ISRAELI PM EHUD OLMERT HONORS RABIN ON ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ASSASSINATION
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (C) with his cabinet ministers Amir Peretz (L), Tzipi Livni (2nd L), Shimon Peres (2nd R) and Eli Yishai (R) sing the Israeli national anthem during a memorial service marking the 11 year anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, in the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, on November 2, 2006. Rabin was shot by Israeli assassin Yigal Amir after a peace rally in Tel Aviv on November 4, 1995. (UPI Photo/David Silverman/POOL)
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Eliyahu "Eli" Yishai (Hebrew: אליהו "אלי" ישי‎, born 26 December 1962) is an Israeli politician and head of the Shas party. He currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Shas, and as both one of four Deputy Prime Ministers and Minister of Internal Affairs.

Yishai is married and has five children.

Yishai started his political life as a member of the Jerusalem City Council from 1987-1988. He was first elected to the Knesset in the 1996 elections as a member of Shas, the Sephardic and Mizrahi Haredi party, and was made Minister of Labour and Social Welfare in Binyamin Netanyahu's government.

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