Tourism Ministry (Israel)
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Minister of Tourism
The Minister of Tourism (Hebrew: שר התיירות, Sar HaTayarut) is the political head of the ministry and a member of the Israeli cabinet. The position is currently held by Uzi Landau of Likud Yisrael Beitenu.
Ehud Barak is the only Prime Minister to have held the position whilst serving as the Prime Minister, whilst Moshe Katsav, who was Minister of Tourism from 1996 to 1999, went on to become President. On one occasion there was a Deputy Minister of Tourism.
List of ministers
|No.||Name||Party||Term of office||Govt. (P.M.)|
|1||Akiva Govrin||Mapai||22 December 1964||12 January 1966||12 (Eshkol)|
|2||Moshe Kol||Independent Liberals||12 January 1966||20 June 1977||13 (Eshkol)
|Ministry merged into Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism 1977–1981.|
|3||Gideon Patt||Likud||5 August 1981||11 August 1981||19 (Begin)|
|4||Avraham Sharir||Likud||11 August 1981||22 December 1988||19 (Begin)
|(3)||Gideon Patt||Likud||22 December 1988||13 July 1992||23·24 (Shamir)|
|5||Uzi Baram||Labor||13 July 1992||18 June 1996||25 (Rabin)
|6||Moshe Katsav||Likud||18 June 1996||6 July 1999||27 (Netanyahu)|
|–||Ehud Barak (as PM)||One Israel (Labor)||6 July 1999||5 August 1999||28 (Barak)|
|7||Amnon Lipkin-Shahak||Centre Party||5 August 1999||7 March 2001|
|8||Rehavam Ze'evi||National Union||7 March 2001||17 October 2001||29 (Sharon)|
|9||Binyamin Elon||National Union||31 October 2001||14 March 2002|
|10||Yitzhak Levy||National Religious Party||18 September 2002||28 February 2003|
|(9)||Binyamin Elon||National Union||28 February 2003||6 June 2004||30 (Sharon)|
|11||Gideon Ezra||Likud||4 July 2004||31 August 2004|
|31 August 2004||10 January 2005|
|12||Avraham Hirschson||Kadima||10 January 2005||4 May 2006|
|13||Isaac Herzog||Labor||4 May 2006||21 March 2007||31 (Olmert)|
|14||Yitzhak Aharonovich||Yisrael Beiteinu||21 March 2007||16 January 2008|
|15||Ruhama Avraham||Kadima||14 July 2008||31 March 2009|
|16||Stas Misezhnikov||Yisrael Beiteinu||31 March 2009||2013||32 (Netanyahu)|
|16||Uzi Landau||Yisrael Beiteinu||2013||Incumbent||33 (Netanyahu)|
1 Kol resigned from the Knesset when appointed Minister in line with Independent Liberals party policy.
2 Ze'evi was assassinated on 17 October 2001.
3 Elon was sacked from the cabinet after the National Union refused to support Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan. In an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to prevent him from being fired before a cabinet vote on the plan by avoiding receiving notification of his sacking, Elon went into hiding.
4 Ezra was initially appointed Acting Minister of Tourism, with the position made permanent on 31 August 2004.
|No.||Name||Party||Term of office||Govt.|
|1||Yehuda Sha'ari||Independent Liberals||22 December 1969||10 March 1974||15|