Jerusalem Affairs Minister of Israel

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The Jerusalem Affairs Minister of Israel (Hebrew: שר לענייני ירושלים‎, Sar LeAnyanei Yerushalayim) is an occasional portfolio in the Israeli cabinet. It was first established under the government of Yitzhak Shamir on 27 November 1990, with Avraham Verdiger serving as deputy minister,[1] although Avner Shaki had served as a Minister without Portfolio responsible for Jerusalem Affairs since 1988. However, the post was scrapped by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (who was also the portfolio holder) on 31 December 1992.

It was resurrected in 2001 in Ariel Sharon's government. In 2005 the role reverted to being the responsibility of a Minister without Portfolio.

List of Ministers[edit]


      NRP       Shas       Likud       Labor       Kadima

No. Name Party Term of office Govt. (P.M.)
1 Avner Shaki[1] National Religious Party 27 December 1988 11 June 1990 23 (Shamir)
2 Yitzhak Shamir (as PM) Likud 27 November 1990 13 July 1992 24 (Shamir)
3 Yitzhak Rabin (as PM) Labor Party 13 July 1992 31 December 1992 25 (Rabin)
Ministry abolished 1992–2001.
4 Eli Suissa Shas 7 March 2001 23 May 2002[2] 29 (Sharon)
3 June 2002[2] 28 February 2003
5 Natan Sharansky Not an MK[3] 3 March 2003 4 May 2005 30 (Sharon)
6 Haim Ramon Labor Party 10 January 2005 23 November 2005
7 Ya'akov Edri Kadima 4 May 2006 4 July 2007 31 (Olmert)

1 Avner Shaki served as Minister without Portfolio, with responsibility for Jerusalem.

2 Shas withdrew from the government coalition 23 May—3 June 2002, and Eli Suissa stood down from the government.

3 Although Sharansky was not an MK at the time of his appointment, he had been elected to the Knesset on the Yisrael BaAliyah list (which had merged into Likud), before resigning his seat.

Deputy Ministers[edit]


      Agudat Yisrael

No. Name Party Term of office Govt.
1 Avraham Verdiger Agudat Yisrael 27 November 1990 13 July 1992 24