Twenty-fifth government of Israel

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The twenty-fifth government of Israel (Hebrew: מֶמְשֶׁלֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל הַעֶשְׂרִים וְחָמֵשׁ, translit. Memshelet Yisra'el HaEsrim VeKhamesh) was formed by Yitzhak Rabin of the Labor Party on 13 July 1992, after the party's victory in the June elections. The coalition also contained the new Meretz party (an alliance of Ratz, Mapam and Shinui) and Shas, and held 62 of the 120 seats in the Knesset. The government was also supported, but not joined, by Hadash and the Arab Democratic Party, which held an additional five seats between them.

Shas left the government on 14 September 1993,[1] but the coalition was joined by the new Yiud faction (a three-member breakaway from Tzomet) on 9 January 1995.

Rabin was assassinated on 4 November 1995, with Shimon Peres taking over as Interim Prime Minister until forming the twenty-sixth government on 22 November.

Cabinet members[edit]

Position Person Party
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (until 4 November 1995) Labor Party
Shimon Peres (interim from 5 November) Labor Party
Minister of Agriculture Ya'akov Tzur Not an MK 1
Minister of Communications Moshe Shahal (until 7 June 1993) Labor Party
Shulamit Aloni Meretz
Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin (until 4 November 1995) Labor Party
Shimon Peres (from 5 November) Labor Party
Minister of Economics and Planning Shimon Sheetrit (until 18 July 1995) Labor Party
Yossi Beilin (from 18 July 1995) Labor Party
Minister of Education and Culture 2 Shulamit Aloni (until 11 May 1993) Meretz
Yitzhak Rabin (11 May 1993 - 7 June 1993) Labor Party
Amnon Rubinstein (from 30 May 1994) Meretz
Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Amnon Rubinstein (until 7 June 1993) Meretz
Moshe Shahal (7 June 1993 - 9 January 1995) Labor Party
Gonen Segev (from 9 January 1995) Yiud
Minister of the Environment Ora Namir (until 31 December 1992) Labor Party
Yossi Sarid (from 31 December 1992) Meretz
Minister of Finance Avraham Shochat Labor Party
Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres Labor Party
Minister of Health Haim Ramon (until 8 February 1994) Labor Party
Yitzhak Rabin (8 February - 1 June 1994) Labor Party
Efraim Sneh (from 1 June 1994) Labor Party
Minister of Housing and Construction Binyamin Ben-Eliezer Labor Party
Minister of Immigrant Absorption Yair Tzaban Meretz
Minister of Industry and Trade Michael Harish Labor Party
Minister of Internal Affairs Aryeh Deri (until 11 May 1993) Shas
Aryeh Deri (7 June - 14 September 1993) Shas
Yitzhak Rabin (14 September 1993 - 27 February 1995) Labor Party
Uzi Baram (27 February - 7 June 1995) Labor Party
David Libai (19 June - 18 July 1995) Labor Party
Ehud Barak (from 18 July 1995) Not an MK 3
Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Yitzhak Rabin (until 31 December 1992) Labor Party
Minister of Justice David Libai Labor Party
Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Yitzhak Rabin (until 31 December 1992) Labor Party
Ora Namir (from 31 December 1992) Labor Party
Minister of Police Moshe Shahal Labor Party
Minister of Religious Affairs Yitzhak Rabin (until 27 January 1995) Labor Party
Shimon Sheetrit (from 27 January 1995) Labor Party
Minister of Science and Technology Amnon Rubinstein (until 31 December 1992) Meretz
Shimon Sheetrit (31 December 1992 - 7 June 1993) Labor Party
Shulamit Aloni (from 7 June 1993) Meretz
Minister of Tourism Uzi Baram Labor Party
Minister of Transportation Yisrael Kessar Labor Party
Minister without Portfolio Shulamit Aloni (11 May - 7 June 1993) Meretz
Aryeh Deri (11 May - 7 June 1993) Shas
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Eli Ben-Menachem (until 8 April 1993) Labor Party
Deputy Minister of Agriculture Walid Haj Yahia Meretz
Deputy Minister of Defense Mordechai Gur (until 16 July 1995)4 Labor Party
Deputy Minister of Education and Culture Moshe Maya (until 12 September 1993) Shas
Micha Goldman Labor Party
Deputy Minister of Finance Rafael Pinhasi (until 31 December 1992) Shas
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yossi Beilin (until 17 July 1995) Labor Party
Eli Dayan (from 24 July 1995) Labor Party
Deputy Minister of Health Nawaf Massalha Labor Party
Deputy Minister of Housing and Construction Aryeh Gamliel (until 9 September 1993) Shas
Ran Cohen (until 31 December 1992) Meretz
Eli Ben-Menachem (from 8 April 1993) Labor Party
Alex Goldfarb (from 2 January 1995) Yiud
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Masha Lubelsky Labor Party
Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Rafael Pinhasi (31 December 1992 - 14 September 1993) Shas

1 Although Tzur was not a Knesset member at the time, he had previously been elected on the Alignment list, and was a Labor Party member.

2 When Rubinstein was appointed to the post in 1994, it was renamed the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport.

3 Although Barak was not a Knesset member at the time, he was elected to the next Knesset on the Labor Party list.

4 Died in office.

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