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.).

Minister of Immigrant Absorption[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.

List of Ministers[edit]

Parties

      NRP       Alignment/Labor       Likud       Tami       Shas       Meretz       Yisrael BaAliyah       Kadima       Yisrael Beiteinu

No. Name Party Term of office Govt. (P.M.)
1 Haim-Moshe Shapira United Religious Front May 14, 1948 October 8, 1951 Prov·1·2 (Ben-Gurion)
Ministry absolished 1951–1968.
2 Yigal Allon Alignment (Labor) July 1, 1968 December 15, 1969 13 (Eshkol)
14 (Meir)
3 Shimon Peres Alignment (Labor) December 22, 1969 July 27, 1970 15 (Meir)
4 Natan Peled Not an MK[1] July 27, 1970 March 10, 1974
5 Shlomo Rosen Not an MK[1] March 10, 1974 June 20, 1977 16 (Meir)
17 (Rabin)
6 David Levy Likud June 20, 1977 August 5, 1981 18 (Begin)
7 Aharon Abuhatzira Tami August 5, 1981 May 4, 1982 19 (Begin)
8 Aharon Uzan Tami May 4, 1982 September 13, 1984 19 (Begin)
20 (Shamir)
9 Ya'akov Tzur Alignment (Labor) September 13, 1984 December 22, 1988 21·22 (Shamir)
10 Yitzhak Peretz Shas December 22, 1988 July 13, 1992 23·24 (Shamir)
11 Yair Tzaban Meretz July 13, 1992 June 18, 1996 25 (Rabin)
26 (Peres)
12 Yuli-Yoel Edelstein Yisrael BaAliyah June 18, 1996 July 6, 1999 27 (Netanyahu)
13 Ehud Barak (as PM) One Israel (Labor) July 6, 1999 August 5, 1999 28 (Barak)
14 Yuli Tamir One Israel (Labor) August 5, 1999 March 7, 2001
15 Ariel Sharon (as PM) Likud March 7, 2001 February 28, 2003 29 (Sharon)
16 Tzipi Livni Likud; Kadima February 28, 2003 May 4, 2006 30 (Sharon)
17 Ze'ev Boim Kadima May 4, 2006 July 4, 2007 31 (Olmert)
18 Yaakov Edri Kadima July 4, 2007 14 July 2008
19 Eli Aflalo Kadima 14 July 2008 31 March 2009
20 Sofa Landver Yisrael Beiteinu 31 March 2009 Incumbent 32 (Netanyahu)

1 Although Peled and Rosen were not MKs during their time as Minister, both had previously been MKs for Mapam and the Alignment.

Deputy Ministers[edit]

Parties

      Alignment       Tami       Yisrael BaAliyah       Kadima

No. Name Party Term of office Govt.
1 Aryeh Eliav Alignment (Labor) August 12, 1968 December 15, 1969 13·14
2 Shlomo Rosen Alignment (Mapam) November 20, 1972 March 10, 1974 15
3 Aharon Uzan Tami August 11, 1981 May 4, 1982 19
4 Marina Solodkin Yisrael BaAliyah August 5, 1999 July 11, 2000 28
5 Yuli-Yoel Edelstein Yisrael BaAliyah March 7, 2001 February 28, 2003 29
6 Marina Solodkin Kadima March 30, 2005 May 4, 2006 30

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