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Israeli Politics:
Government Cabinet & Ministers

(1948 - Present)


Israeli Politics: Table of Contents | Elections | Prime Ministers


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The number of ministers & deputy ministers in the Israeli Cabinet is not constant and often changes based on the decisions of the Prime Minister. Ministers can hold multiple ministerships simultaneously and can also be appointed without a specific role. The Prime Minister is allowed to hold ministerial roles as well.
Click on any government for a full listing of cabinet members and other high ranking officials:

Government
Prime Minister
# of Ministers *
Dates ^
22
February 2013 -
30
March 2009 - February 2013
27
May 2006 - March 2009
Thirty (30)
11
Feb 2003 - May 2006
21
March 2001 - Feb 2003
23
May 1999 - March 2001
17
June 1996 - May 1999
21
Nov 1995 - June 1996
17
July 1992 - Nov 1995
19
June 1990 - July 1992
24
Dec1988 - June 1990
24
Oct 1986 - Dec 1988
24
Sept 1984 - Oct 1986
Twenty (20)
20
Oct 1983 - Sept 1984
18
August 1981 - Oct 1983
16
June 1977 - August 1981
19
June 1974 - June 1977
Sixteen (16)
22
March 1974 - June 1974
Fifteen (15)
22
Dec 1969 - March 1974
20
March 1969 - Dec 1969
18
Jan 1966 - March 1969
Twelve (12)
15
Dec 1964 - Jan 1966
Eleven (11)
14
June 1963 - Dec 1964
Ten (10)
12
Nov 1961 - June 1963
Nine (9)
16
Dec 1959 - Nov 1961
Eight (8)
15
Jan 1958 - Dec 1959
Seven (7)
16
Nov 1955 - Jan 1958
Six (6)
11
June 1955 - Nov 1955
Five (5)
16
Jan 1954 - June 1955
Four (4)
15
Dec 1952 - Jan 1954
Three (3)
15
Oct 1951 - Dec 1952
Two (2)
13
Oct 1950 - Oct 1951
One (1)
12
March 1949 - Oct 1950
13
May 1948 - March 1949

* - Number includes the Deputy Prime Minister but no other deputy ministers.
^ - Often the President and the Prime Minister assumed office at different times. Dates listed are inauguration of the government.


Sources: Israel Ministry of Defense

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