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Israel Cabinet Accepts Resignation of Minister; Approves New Member

The Cabinet today accepted the resignation of Yitzhak Ben-Aharon of the Ahdut Avoda party as Minister of Transport. The Cabinet also approved the appointment of Israel Bar-Yehuda to succeed Mr. Ben-Aharon in the Transport Ministry portfolio. Mr. Bar-Yehuda, also of Ahdut Avoda, had served as Interior Minister in a previous Cabinet.