Twentieth government of Israel

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The twentieth government of Israel (Hebrew: מֶמְשֶׁלֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל הַעֶשְׂרִים, translit. Memshelet Yisra'el HaEsrim) was formed by Yitzhak Shamir of Likud on 10 October 1983, following the resignation of Prime Minister Menachen Begin on 28 August.[1]

Shamir kept the same coalition partners as the previous government, i.e. the National Religious Party, Agudat Yisrael, Tami and the Movement for the Renewal of Social Zionism. The coalition held 62 of the 120 seats in the Knesset. All ministers kept their roles from the previous government, with the only changes being that Shamir replaced Begin as Prime Minister (whilst keeping the Foreign Affairs portfolio), Pesah Grupper being promoted from Deputy Minister of Agriculture (also replacing Begin, who had held the portfolio before), Mordechai Tzipori losing his Deputy Minister of Defense role, and Yehuda Ben-Meir becoming Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The government held office until 19 September the following year, when the twenty-first government was formed following the July 1984 elections.

Cabinet members[edit]

Position Person Party
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir Likud
Deputy Prime Minister David Levy Likud
Minister of Agriculture Pesah Grupper Likud
Minister of Communications Mordechai Tzipori Likud
Minister of Defense Moshe Arens Not an MK 1
Minister of Economics and
Inter-Ministry Co-ordination
Ya'akov Meridor Likud
Minister of Education and Culture Zevulun Hammer National Religious Party
Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Yitzhak Moda'i Likud
Minister of Finance Yoram Aridor (until 15 October 1983) Likud
Yigal Cohen-Orgad (from 15 October 1983) Likud
Minister of Foreign Affairs Yitzhak Shamir Likud
Minister of Health Eliezer Shostak Likud
Minister of Housing and Construction David Levy Likud
Minister of Immigrant Absorption Aharon Uzan Tami
Minister of Industry and Trade Gideon Patt Likud
Minister of Internal Affairs Yosef Burg National Religious Party
Minister of Justice Moshe Nissim Likud
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Aharon Uzan Tami
Minister of Religious Affairs Yosef Burg National Religious Party
Minister of Science and Development Yuval Ne'eman Tehiya
Minister of Tourism Avraham Sharir Likud
Minister of Transportation Haim Corfu Likud
Minister without Portfolio Mordechai Ben-Porat (until 31 January 1984) Movement for the Renewal of Social Zionism
Ariel Sharon Likud
Sarah Doron Likud
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Dov Shilansky Likud
Deputy Minister of Agriculture Michael Dekel Likud
Deputy Minister of Education and Culture Miriam Glazer-Ta'asa Likud
Deputy Minister of Finance Haim Kaufman Likud
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yehuda Ben-Meir National Religious Party
Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction Moshe Katsav Likud
Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Ben-Zion Rubin Tami

1 Although Arens was not an MK at the time, he had been elected to the Knesset on the Likud list.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1983 timeline Jewish Agency for Israel

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