|2015– Zionist Union|
1996–1999 Labor Party
Name Eitan Cabel
|2001 One Israel|
2001–2015 Labor Party
Party Israeli Labor Party
|Date of birth (1959-08-23) 23 August 1959 (age 56)|
Education Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Knessets Israeli general election, 1996
Similar People Itzik Shmuli, Shelly Yachimovich, Nachman Shai, Dov Khenin, Stav Shaffir
Place of birth Rosh HaAyin, Israel
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Eitan Cabel (Hebrew: איתן כבל; born 23 August 1959) is an Israeli politician and Knesset Member representing the Israeli Labor Party.
Eitan Cabel was born in Rosh HaAyin. After serving in the Israeli Defense Force, he studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was president of the Students' Union.
He is married with 4 children.
After his graduation he worked as an aide to Agriculture Minister Avraham Katz-Oz, Shimon Peres and Binyamin Ben-Eliezer.
He was first elected to the Knesset in 1996. In the past he has been the chairman of the Subcommittee for the Stock Market, and the Economic Affairs Committee. Currently he is a member of the House Committee, and the Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee. He is the chairman of the Lobby for the Promotion of Culture and Art in Israel. He is also a member of the Lobby for Reserve Soldiers, and Social-Environmental Lobby.
In 2007 he resigned his position as Minister without Portfolio, and told Ehud Olmert to resign as well. He said "I can no longer sit in a government headed by Ehud Olmert." He resigned after the Winograd Commission released a report that blamed Olmert and other members of the Israeli government as being responsible for the failures of the Second Lebanon War.
Cabel retained his seat in the 2009 elections, having been placed seventh on the party's list. In that tenure, he initiated a law that put a limit on call center waiting.