Ministry of Environmental Protection (Israel)

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Ministry of Environmental Protection
המשרד להגנת הסביבה
Agency overview
Formed 1988
Jurisdiction Government of Israel
Minister responsible
Website www.sviva.gov.il

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (Hebrew: המשרד להגנת הסביבה‎‎, HaMisrad LeHaganat HaSviva; Arabic: وزارة حماية البيئة‎‎) is a government ministry in Israel. It is responsible for the formulation of a nationwide integrated, and inclusive policy for the protection of the environment.[1] It was formerly known as the Ministry of the Environment (Hebrew: המשרד לאיכות הסביבה‎‎, HaMisrad LeEikhut HaSviva).

A basic volunteer for the ministry is called a "Ne'eman Nikayon", translated literally as a "clean trustee" but more accurately described as a volunteer cleanliness protection officer. They are certified under the "Cleanliness protection law of 1984". A volunteer must pass a one-day course where they learn the basic laws involved in their ability to report violations of Israeli littering laws. Once certified, a volunteer can write out tickets against violators and submit them directly to the ministry for processing. In almost all cases a simple fine is issued (ranging from 250–8000 Israeli new sheqels), but under some circumstances the case may be sent automatically to a judge (especially in the case of a repeat offender) to determine special punishment.

The environmental protection ministry has paid inspectors (Pakachim) who serve in a similar capacity as a basic volunteer, as well as holding additional powers according to Israeli law.

List of ministers[edit]

The Environmental Protection Minister of Israel (Hebrew: שר להגנת הסביבה‎‎, Sar LeHaganat HaSviva) is the political head of the ministry. The post was created on 22 December 1988,[2] and until May 2006 was known as the Minister of the Environment (Hebrew: שר לאיכות הסביבה‎‎, Sar LeEikhut HaSviva). There has been a Deputy Minister on one occasion.

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end Notes
Minister of the Environment
1 Roni Milo Likud 23 22 December 1988 7 March 1990
2 Rafael Edri Alignment 23 7 March 1990 15 March 1990
3 Yitzhak Shamir Likud 24 11 June 1990 13 July 1992 Serving Prime Minister
4 Ora Namir Labor Party 25 13 July 1992 31 December 1992
5 Yossi Sarid Meretz 25, 26 31 December 1992 18 June 1996
6 Rafael Eitan Tzomet 27 28 June 1996 6 July 1999
7 Dalia Itzik One Israel 28 6 July 1999 7 March 2001
8 Tzachi Hanegbi Likud 29 7 March 2001 28 February 2003
9 Yehudit Naot Shinui 30 28 February 2003 17 October 2004
10 Ilan Shalgi Shinui 30 29 November 2004 4 December 2004 Acting Minister
11 Shalom Simhon Labor Party 30 10 January 2005 23 November 2005
12 Gideon Ezra Kadima 30 18 January 2006 4 May 2006
Minister of Environmental Protection
Gideon Ezra Kadima 31 4 May 2006 31 March 2009
13 Gilad Erdan Likud 32 31 March 2009 18 March 2013
14 Amir Peretz Hatnuah 33 18 March 2013 9 November 2014
15 Avi Gabai Not an MK 34 14 May 2015 31 May 2016 Member of Kulanu
16 Ze'ev Elkin[3] Likud 34 1 August 2016 Incumbent

Deputy ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end
1 Yigal Bibi National Religious Party 24 20 November 1990 13 July 1992
2 Ofir Akunis Likud 33 9 December 2014 14 May 2015
3 Yaron Mazuz Likud 34 2 August 2016 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ About us Ministry of Environmental Protection
  2. ^ All Ministers in the Ministry of the Environment Knesset website
  3. ^ "Israel Environment Ministry official site". Retrieved August 7, 2016. 

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