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        7/3/2012, Tammuz 13, 5772

      Eldad to Ramon: Bring More Convicted Criminals to Party


      Chairman Aryeh Eldad of the Knesset Lobby for the Struggle Against Corruption in the Public Sector needled former justice minister Chaim Ramon, Tuesday, after Ramon told interviewers he was forming a new political party. Referring to Ramon's conviction for kissing a soldier against her will, Eldad said, "I suggest that Ramon bring in Aryeh Deri and Ehud Olmert, and if elections only take place in a year - might be possible to bring even more convicted criminals who are released by then or other candidates for degrees - those who paid their debt to society already."

      Deri has returned to politics, following a conviction for taking bribes when he was interior minister. Olmert is on trial for a number of corruption charges from the time before he became prime minister.