Justice Ministry (Israel)

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The Justice Ministry (Hebrew: מִשְׂרָד הַמִשְׁפָּטִים, Misrad HaMishpatim) is the Israeli government ministry that oversees the Israeli judicial system. Israel's current Minister of Justice is Ayelet Shaked.

List of ministers[edit]

The Justice Minister (Hebrew: שַׂר הַמִשְׁפָּטִים, Sar HaMishpatim) is the political head of the ministry. Unlike other ministries, there has never been a Deputy Minister.

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end Notes
1 Pinchas Rosen Progressive Party P, 1, 2 14 May 1948 8 October 1951
2 Dov Yosef Mapai 3 8 October 1951 25 June 1952
3 Haim Cohn Not an MK 3 25 June 1952 24 December 1952
Pinchas Rosen Progressive Party 4, 5, 6, 7 24 December 1952 13 February 1956
4 David Ben-Gurion Mapai 7 13 February 1956 7 January 1958 Serving Prime Minister
Pinchas Rosen Progressive Party 8, 9 7 January 1958 2 November 1961
Dov Yosef Mapai 10, 11, 12 2 November 1961 12 January 1966
5 Ya'akov Shimshon Shapira Mapai 13, 14, 15 12 January 1966 13 June 1972
Ya'akov Shimshon Shapira Mapai 15 12 September 1972 1 November 1973
6 Haim Yosef Zadok Alignment 16, 17 10 March 1974 20 June 1977
7 Menachem Begin Likud 18 20 June 1977 24 October 1977 Serving Prime Minister
8 Shmuel Tamir Democratic Movement for Change 18 20 June 1977 5 August 1980
9 Moshe Nissim Likud 18, 19, 20, 21 13 August 1980 16 April 1986
10 Yitzhak Moda'i Likud 21 16 April 1986 23 July 1986
11 Avraham Sharir Likud 21, 22 30 July 1986 22 December 1988
12 Dan Meridor Likud 23, 24 22 December 1988 13 July 1992
13 David Libai Labour 25, 26 13 July 1992 18 June 1996
14 Yaakov Neeman Not an MK 27 18 June 1996 10 August 1996
15 Benjamin Netanyahu Likud 27 18 June 1996 4 September 1996 Serving Prime Minister
16 Tzachi Hanegbi Likud 27 4 September 1996 6 July 1999
17 Yossi Beilin One Israel 28 6 July 1999 7 March 2001
18 Meir Sheetrit Likud 29 7 March 2001 28 February 2003
19 Tommy Lapid Shinui 30 28 February 2003 4 December 2004
20 Tzipi Livni Likud, Kadima 30 5 December 2004 4 May 2006
21 Haim Ramon Kadima 31 4 May 2006 22 August 2006
Meir Sheetrit Kadima 31 23 August 2006 29 November 2006
Tzipi Livni Kadima 31 29 November 2006 7 February 2007
22 Daniel Friedmann Not an MK 31 7 February 2007 31 March 2009
Yaakov Neeman Not an MK 32 31 March 2009 18 March 2013
Tzipi Livni Hatnuah 33 18 March 2013 4 December 2014
23 Ayelet Shaked The Jewish Home 34 14 May 2015

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