Ministry of Interior (Israel)

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The Ministry of Interior (Hebrew: משרד הפנים‎, Misrad HaPnim; Arabic: وزارة الداخلية‎) in the State of Israel is one of the government offices that is responsible for local government, citizenship and residency, identity cards, and student and entry visas.

Responsibilities[edit]

Departments[edit]

  • The Administration for Local Government and Administration
  • Administration for Budgeting and Developing in the Local Authorities
  • Wing for Inspection in the Local Authorities
  • Administration of Planning
  • Administration of Border check points, Population and Immigration
  • Administration for Emergency Services and Special Tasks[needs update]
  • Commissioner of Fire-Fighting and Rescuing[needs update]
  • National Elections' Supervisor
  • National Unit for Building Supervising
  • Administration of Water

List of ministers[edit]

# Name Party Governments Term start Term end
1 Yitzhak Gruenbaum Independent P 14 May 1948 10 March 1949
2 Haim-Moshe Shapira United Religious Front,
Hapoel HaMizrachi
1, 2, 3 10 March 1949 24 December 1952
3 Israel Rokah General Zionists 4, 5 24 December 1952 29 June 1955
Haim-Moshe Shapira Hapoel HaMizrachi 6 29 June 1955 3 November 1955
4 Israel Bar-Yehuda Ahdut HaAvoda 7, 8 3 November 1955 17 December 1959
Haim-Moshe Shapira National Religious Party 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 17 December 1959 16 July 1970
5 Golda Meir Alignment 15 16 July 1970 1 September 1970
6 Yosef Burg National Religious Party 15, 16 1 September 1970 3 June 1974
7 Shlomo Hillel Alignment 17 3 June 1974 29 October 1974
Yosef Burg National Religious Party 17 29 October 1974 22 December 1976
Shlomo Hillel Alignment 17 16 January 1977 20 June 1977
Yosef Burg National Religious Party 18, 19, 20 20 June 1977 13 September 1984
8 Shimon Peres Alignment 21 13 September 1984 24 December 1984
9 Yitzhak Peretz Shas 21, 22 24 December 1984 6 January 1987
10 Yitzhak Shamir Likud 22 6 January 1987 22 December 1988
11 Aryeh Deri Shas 23, 24, 25 22 December 1988 11 May 1993
12 Yitzhak Rabin Labor Party 25 11 May 1993 7 June 1993
Aryeh Deri Shas 25 7 June 1993 14 September 1993
Yitzhak Rabin Labor Party 25 14 September 1993 27 February 1995
13 Uzi Baram Labor Party 25 27 February 1995 7 June 1995
14 David Libai Labor Party 25 19 June 1995 18 July 1995
15 Ehud Barak Labor Party 25 18 July 1995 22 November 1995
16 Haim Ramon Labor Party 26 22 November 1995 18 June 1996
17 Eli Suissa Not an MK 27 18 June 1996 6 July 1999
18 Natan Sharansky Yisrael BaAliyah 28 6 July 1999 11 July 2000
Haim Ramon One Israel 28 11 July 2000 7 March 2001
19 Eli Yishai Shas 29 7 March 2001 23 May 2002
20 Ariel Sharon Likud 29 23 May 2002 3 June 2002
Eli Yishai Shas 29 3 June 2002 28 February 2003
21 Avraham Poraz Shinui 30 28 February 2003 4 December 2004
22 Ophir Pines-Paz Labor Party 30 10 January 2005 23 November 2005
Ariel Sharon Kadima 30 23 November 2005 4 May 2006
23 Roni Bar-On Kadima 31 4 May 2006 4 July 2007
24 Meir Sheetrit Kadima 31 4 July 2007 31 March 2009
Eli Yishai Shas 32 31 March 2009 18 March 2013
25 Gideon Sa'ar Likud 33 18 March 2013 5 November 2014
26 Gilad Erdan Likud 33 5 November 2014 14 May 2015
27 Silvan Shalom Likud 34 14 May 2015

Deputy ministers[edit]

# Name Party Governments Term start Term end
1 Shlomo-Yisrael Ben-Meir National Religious Party 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 28 December 1959 15 December 1969
2 Yosef Goldschmidt National Religious Party 15 22 December 1969 16 July 1970
Yosef Goldschmidt National Religious Party 15 19 July 1970 1 September 1970
3 Rafael Pinhasi Shas 23 15 January 1990 11 June 1990
4 Salah Tarif Labor Party 25 27 November 1995 18 June 1996
5 David Azulai Shas 29 2 May 2001 23 May 2002
David Azulai Shas 29 3 June 2002 28 February 2003
6 Victor Brailovsky Shinui 30 5 March 2003 29 November 2004
7 Ruhama Avraham Kadima 30 30 March 2005 4 May 2006

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