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Israel limits campaigning in E. Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Israeli officials said Monday that Palestinian candidates -- except those from Hamas -- can campaign in East Jerusalem with police permission.

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Gideon Ezra (Hebrew: גדעון עזרא‎, born 30 June 1937) is an Israeli politician, member of the Knesset for Kadima and a former Minister of Environmental Protection.

Ezra was born in Jerusalem and served in the Israeli Defense Force between 1955 and 1958 in the Nahal. He studied Geography and Political Science at the University of Haifa before starting work with the Shin Bet in 1962.

After retiring from Shin Bet in 1995, he worked as an advisor to then Minister of Internal Security Moshe Shahal.

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