Justice Ministry (Israel)

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The Justice Ministry (Hebrew: משרד המשפטים‎, Misrad HaMishpatim) is the Israeli government ministry that oversees the Israeli judicial system.

Minister[edit]

The Justice Minister (Hebrew: שר המשפטים‎, Sar HaMishpatim) is the political head of the ministry. The current minister is Tzipi Livni.

Unlike other ministries, there has never been a Deputy Minister.

List of Justice ministers[edit]

Parties

      Progressive       Mapai/Alignment/Labor       Likud       Dash       Shinui       Kadima       Independent

Status

      Acting Minister

No. Name Party Term of office Govt. (P.M.)
1 Pinchas Rosen Progressive Party 14 May 1948 8 October 1951 Prov·1·2·3 (Ben-Gurion)
2 Dov Yosef Mapai 8 October 1951 25 June 1952 3 (Ben-Gurion)
3 Haim Cohn Not an MK 25 June 1952 24 December 1952
(1) Pinchas Rosen Progressive Party 24 December 1952 13 February 1956 4 (Ben-Gurion)
5·6 (Sharett)
7 (Ben-Gurion)
4 David Ben-Gurion (as PM) Mapai 13 February 1956 7 January 1958 7 (Ben-Gurion)
(1) Pinchas Rosen Progressive Party 7 January 1958 2 November 1961 8·9 (Ben-Gurion)
(2) Dov Yosef Mapai 2 November 1961 12 January 1966 10 (Ben-Gurion)
11·12 (Eshkol)
5 Yaakov Shimshon Shapira Mapai;
Alignment (Labor)
12 January 1966 13 June 1972 13 (Eshkol)
14·15 (Meir)
Golda Meir (as PM) Alignment (Labor) 13 June 1972 12 September 1972 15 (Meir)
(5) Yaakov Shimshon Shapira Alignment (Labor) 12 September 1972 1 November 1973
6 Haim Yosef Zadok Alignment (Labor) 10 March 1974 20 June 1977 16 (Meir)
17 (Rabin)
Menachem Begin (as PM) Likud 20 June 1977 24 October 1977 18 (Begin)
7 Shmuel Tamir Dash 20 June 1977 5 August 1980
8 Moshe Nissim Likud 13 August 1980 16 April 1986 18·19 (Begin)
20 (Shamir)
21 (Peres)
9 Yitzhak Moda'i Likud 16 April 1986 23 July 1986 21 (Peres)
10 Avraham Sharir Likud 30 July 1986 22 December 1988 21 (Peres)
22 (Shamir)
11 Dan Meridor Likud 22 December 1988 13 July 1992 23·24 (Shamir)
12 David Libai Labour 13 July 1992 18 June 1996 25 (Rabin)
26 (Peres)
13 Yaakov Neeman Not an MK 18 June 1996 10 August 1996 27 (Netanyahu)
Benjamin Netanyahu (as PM) Likud 18 June 1996 4 September 1996
14 Tzachi Hanegbi Likud 4 September 1996 6 July 1999
15 Yossi Beilin One Israel (Labor) 6 July 1999 7 March 2001 28 (Barak)
16 Meir Sheetrit Likud 7 March 2001 28 February 2003 29 (Sharon)
17 Tomy Lapid Shinui 28 February 2003 4 December 2004 30 (Sharon)
18 Tzipi Livni Likud; Kadima 5 December 2004 10 January 2005
10 January 2005 4 May 2006
19 Haim Ramon Kadima 4 May 2006 22 August 2006 31 (Olmert)
Meir Sheetrit Kadima 23 August 2006 29 November 2006
(18) Tzipi Livni Kadima 29 November 2006 7 February 2007
20 Daniel Friedmann Not an MK 7 February 2007 31 March 2009
(13) Yaakov Neeman Not an MK 31 March 2009 2013 32 (Netanyahu)
(18) Tzipi Livni Hatnuah 2013 Incumbent 33 (Netanyahu)

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