Milo, Roni (1949–)

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MILO, RONI (1949–)

Israeli politician, minister for regional cooperation (2001–2003). Born in Israel, Roni Milo holds a law degree from Tel Aviv University. The former mayor of Tel Aviv, Milo was a member of the Knesset beginning 1977, serving on various committees, including economics, finance, and foreign affairs and defense. From 1988 until March 1990 he served as minister of the environment, and from March to June 1990 as minister of labor and social welfare. Milo was minister of police from June 1990 until 1992, and from August 2000 to January 2001 he served as minister of health. In August 2001 Milo was appointed minister for regional cooperation. In 2003, having left the Center Party to return to the Likud, he failed to make it into the Knesset on the Likud list. Milo was offered the appointment of Israeli ambassador to London in 2004, which he turned down to opt for a career in business.

SEE ALSO Knesset;Likud.