Nineteenth government of Israel
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The Nineteenth government of Israel (Hebrew: מֶמְשֶׁלֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל הַתְּשַׁע עֶשְׂרֵה, translit. Memshelet Yisra'el HaT'sha esre) was formed by Menachem Begin on 5 August 1981, following the June elections. Begin included Likud, the National Religious Party, Agudat Yisrael, Tami and Telem in his coalition, which held 63 of the 120 seats in the Knesset, and the cabinet had 17 ministers. On 26 August Tehiya joined the coalition, and the number of ministers rose to 18.
1 Died in office.
2 Although Arens was not an MK at the time, he had been elected to the Knesset on the Likud list.
3 Abuhatzira resigned from the government after being convicted of larceny, breach of trust and fraud.
- Tenth Knesset: Government 19 Knesset website