Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Minister of Israel

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The Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage is an occasional portfolio in the Israeli cabinet. It was first established under the government of Yitzhak Shamir on 27 November 1990, with Avraham Verdiger serving as deputy minister,[1] although Avner Shaki had served as a Minister without Portfolio responsible for Jerusalem Affairs since 1988. However, the post was scrapped by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (who was also the portfolio holder) on 31 December 1992.

It was resurrected in 2001 in Ariel Sharon's government. In 2005 the role reverted to being the responsibility of a Minister without Portfolio. Between 2013 and 2015 it was combined with the Diaspora Affairs portfolio as the Minister of Diaspora as the Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs.

List of ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Governments Term start Term end Notes
Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs
1 Avner Shaki National Religious Party 23 27 December 1988 11 June 1990
2 Yitzhak Shamir Likud 24 27 November 1990 13 July 1992 Serving Prime Minister
3 Yitzhak Rabin Labor Party 25 13 July 1992 31 December 1992 Serving Prime Minister
4 Eli Suissa Shas 29 7 March 2001 23 May 2002
Eli Suissa Shas 29 3 June 2002 28 February 2003
5 Natan Sharansky Not an MK 30 3 March 2003 4 May 2005 Had been elected to the Knesset on the Yisrael BaAliyah
6 Haim Ramon Labor Party 30 10 January 2005 23 November 2005
7 Ya'akov Edri Kadima 31 4 May 2006 4 July 2007
Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs
(8) Benjamin Netanyahu Likud 33 18 March 2013 29 April 2013 Serving Prime Minister
(9) Naftali Bennett The Jewish Home 33, 34 29 April 2013 1 June 2015
Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage
10 Ze'ev Elkin Likud 34 1 June 2015

Deputy ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Governments Term start Term end
1 Avraham Verdiger Agudat Yisrael 24 27 November 1990 13 July 1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twelfth Knesset: Government 24". Knesset.gov.il. Israel.