Ministry of Immigrant Absorption

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The Ministry of Immigrant Absorption of Israel (Hebrew: המשרד לקליטת העלייה‎, HaMisrad LiKlitat HaAliyah), known until 1951 as the Ministry of Immigration (Hebrew: משרד העלייה‎, Misrad HaAliya), a ministry in the Israeli government.

In co-ordination with local authorities, the Ministry is responsible for new immigrants (olim) for three weeks after they arrive. It helps the olim find employment and accommodation and gives advice on education, planning and social issues, as well as setting up the "immigrant basket" of benefits (such as tax breaks, grants etc.).

List of ministers[edit]

The Minister of Immigrant Absorption (Hebrew: שר לקליטת עלייה‎, Sar LeKlitat Aliyah) is a minor portfolio in the Israeli cabinet. The current minister is Sofa Landver of Yisrael Beiteinu. There is also occasionally a Deputy Minister.

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end Notes
Minister of Immigration
1 Haim-Moshe Shapira United Religious Front P, 1, 2 May 14, 1948 October 8, 1951
Minister of Immigrant Absorption
2 Yigal Allon Alignment 13, 14 July 1, 1968 December 15, 1969
3 Shimon Peres Alignment 15 December 22, 1969 July 27, 1970
4 Natan Peled Not an MK 15 July 27, 1970 March 10, 1974
5 Shlomo Rosen Not an MK 16, 17 March 10, 1974 June 20, 1977
6 David Levy Likud 18 June 20, 1977 August 5, 1981
7 Aharon Abuhatzira Tami 19 August 5, 1981 May 4, 1982
8 Aharon Uzan Tami 19, 20 May 4, 1982 September 13, 1984
9 Ya'akov Tzur Alignment 21, 22 September 13, 1984 December 22, 1988
10 Yitzhak Peretz Shas 23, 24 December 22, 1988 July 13, 1992
11 Yair Tzaban Meretz 25, 26 July 13, 1992 June 18, 1996
12 Yuli-Yoel Edelstein Yisrael BaAliyah 27 June 18, 1996 July 6, 1999
13 Ehud Barak One Israel 28 July 6, 1999 August 5, 1999 Serving Prime Minister
14 Yuli Tamir One Israel 28 August 5, 1999 March 7, 2001
15 Ariel Sharon Likud 29 March 7, 2001 February 28, 2003 Serving Prime Minister
16 Tzipi Livni Likud
Kadima
30 February 28, 2003 May 4, 2006
17 Ze'ev Boim Kadima 31 May 4, 2006 July 4, 2007
18 Yaakov Edri Kadima 31 July 4, 2007 14 July 2008
19 Eli Aflalo Kadima 31 14 July 2008 31 March 2009
20 Sofa Landver Yisrael Beiteinu 32, 33 31 March 2009 10 May 2015
21 Ze'ev Elkin Likud 34 14 May 2015

Deputy ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end
1 Aryeh Eliav Alignment 13, 14 August 12, 1968 December 15, 1969
2 Shlomo Rosen Alignment 15 November 20, 1972 March 10, 1974
3 Aharon Uzan Tami 19 August 11, 1981 May 4, 1982
4 Marina Solodkin Yisrael BaAliyah 28 August 5, 1999 July 11, 2000
5 Yuli-Yoel Edelstein Yisrael BaAliyah 29 March 7, 2001 February 28, 2003
Marina Solodkin Kadima 30 March 30, 2005 May 4, 2006

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