Ministry of Communications (Israel)

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The Ministry of Communications (Hebrew: מִשְׂרָד הַתִּקְשֹׁרֶת, Misrad HaTikshoret) is the Israeli government ministry responsible for Communications in Israel. It is a relatively minor position in the cabinet.[citation needed] The ministry was established in 1952, and until 1970 was known as the Ministry of Postal Services (Hebrew: משרד הדואר‎, Misrad HaDo'ar).

Minister[edit]

The Communications Minister of Israel (Hebrew: שר התקשורת‎, Sar HaTikshoret) is the political head of the ministry. The current minister is Gilad Erdan of Likud.

There is occasionally a Deputy Minister.

List of Ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Governments Term start Term end Notes
1 Mordechai Nurock Mizrachi 3 3 November 1952 (1952-11-03) 24 December 1952 (1952-12-24)
2 Yosef Burg Hapoel HaMizrachi
National Religious Party
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 24 December 1952 (1952-12-24) 1 July 1958 (1958-07-01)
3 Yisrael Barzilai Mapam 8 24 November 1958 (1958-11-24) 17 December 1959 (1959-12-17)
4 Binyamin Mintz Poalei Agudat Yisrael 9 17 July 1960 (1960-07-17) 30 May 1961 (1961-05-30) Died in office
5 Eliyahu Sasson Alignment 10, 11, 12, 13 2 November 1961 (1961-11-02) 2 January 1967 (1967-01-02) Not an MK until after the 1965 elections
6 Yisrael Yeshayahu Alignment 13, 14 2 January 1967 (1967-01-02) 15 December 1969 (1969-12-15)
7 Elimelekh Rimalt Gahal 15 15 December 1969 (1969-12-15) 6 August 1970 (1970-08-06)
8 Shimon Peres Alignment 15 1 September 1970 (1970-09-01) 10 March 1974 (1974-03-10)
9 Aharon Uzan Not an MK 16 10 March 1974 (1974-03-10) 3 June 1974 (1974-06-03)
10 Yitzhak Rabin Alignment 17 3 June 1974 (1974-06-03) 20 March 1975 (1975-03-20)
Aharon Uzan Not an MK 17 20 March 1975 (1975-03-20) 20 June 1977 (1977-06-20)
11 Menachem Begin Likud 18 20 June 1977 (1977-06-20) 24 October 1977 (1977-10-24)
12 Meir Amit Dash 18 20 June 1977 (1977-06-20) 15 September 1978 (1978-09-15)
13 Yitzhak Moda'i Likud 18 15 January 1979 (1979-01-15) 22 December 1980 (1980-12-22)
14 Yoram Aridor Likud 18 5 January 1981 (1981-01-05) 5 August 1981 (1981-08-05)
15 Mordechai Tzipori Likud 19, 20 5 August 1981 (1981-08-05) 13 September 1984 (1984-09-13)
16 Amnon Rubinstein Shinui 21, 22 13 September 1984 (1984-09-13) 26 May 1987 (1987-05-26)
17 Gad Yaacobi Alignment 22, 23 9 June 1987 (1987-06-09) 15 March 1990 (1990-03-15)
18 Rafael Pinhasi Shas 24 11 June 1990 (1990-06-11) 13 July 1992 (1992-07-13)
19 Moshe Shahal Labor Party 25 13 July 1992 (1992-07-13) 7 June 1993 (1993-06-07)
20 Shulamit Aloni Meretz 25, 26 7 June 1993 (1993-06-07) 18 June 1996 (1996-06-18)
21 Limor Livnat Likud 27 18 June 1996 (1996-06-18) 6 July 1999 (1999-07-06)
22 Binyamin Ben-Eliezer One Israel 28 6 July 1999 (1999-07-06) 7 March 2001 (2001-03-07)
23 Reuven Rivlin Likud 29 7 March 2001 (2001-03-07) 28 February 2003 (2003-02-28)
24 Ariel Sharon Likud 30 28 February 2003 (2003-02-28) 17 August 2003 (2003-08-17)
25 Ehud Olmert Likud 30 29 September 2003 (2003-09-29) 10 January 2005 (2005-01-10)
26 Dalia Itzik Labor Party 30 10 January 2005 (2005-01-10) 23 November 2005 (2005-11-23)
27 Avraham Hirschson Kadima 30 18 January 2006 (2006-01-18) 4 May 2006 (2006-05-04)
28 Ariel Atias Shas 31 4 May 2006 (2006-05-04) 31 April 2009 (2009-04-31)
29 Moshe Kahlon Likud 32 31 April 2009 18 March 2013
30 Gilad Erdan Likud 33 18 March 2013

Deputy Ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Governments Term start Term end
1 Jabr Muadi Progress and Development, Alignment 15, 16, 17 27 October 1971 (1971-10-27) 24 March 1975 (1975-03-24)
2 Eliyahu Moyal Alignment 17 24 March 1975 (1975-03-24) 20 June 1977 (1977-06-20)
3 Efraim Gur Alignment 24 2 July 1990 (1990-07-02) 20 November 1990 (1990-11-20)
4 Yitzhak Vaknin Shas 28 5 August 1999 (1999-08-05) 11 July 2000 (2000-07-11)

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