Regional Cooperation Minister of Israel

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The Regional Development Minister (Hebrew: מִשְׂרַד לְפִּתּוּחַ אֲזוֹרִי, Sar LePituah Azori) is a member of the Israeli cabinet. The post was created following the formation of a new government in March 2009, and is held by Silvan Shalom, who also holds the post of Minister of Development of the Negev and Galilee.

Between 6 July 1999 and 28 February 2003, there had been a Minister of Regional Co-operation. However, the ministry was closed by Ariel Sharon's government in 2003.[1]

List of Minsters[edit]


      Labor       Likud       Centre

No. Name Party Term of office Govt. (P.M.)

Minister of Regional Co-operation (1999–2003)[edit]

1 Shimon Peres One Israel (Labor) 6 July 1999 7 March 2001 28 (Barak)
2 Tzipi Livni Likud 7 March 2001 29 August 2001 29 (Sharon)
3 Roni Milo Centre Party 29 August 2001 28 February 2003
Ministry absolished 2003.

Regional Development Minister (2009– )[edit]

4 Silvan Shalom Likud 31 March 2009 Incumbent 32 (Netanyahu)