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        5/7/2012, Iyar 15, 5772

      Begin to Run for Re-election on Likud List


      Minister without Portfolio Benny Begin said, Monday morning, that he intends to run for a spot on the Likud list in the upcoming Knesset elections, dispelling rumors to the contrary. Speaking ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting, Begin said, "During the next few months, I will do my best to strengthen the power of the Likud in the 19th Knesset."

      The rumors about Begin leaving the list grew in recent months because his position on unauthorized Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria distanced him from his natural base of support, the right wing of the party.