Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services

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Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services
משרד הרווחה והשירותים החברתיים
Agency overview
Formed 1948
Jurisdiction Government of Israel
Minister responsible
Website www.molsa.gov.il

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services (Hebrew: משרד הרווחה והשירותים החברתיים‎‎, Misrad HaRevaha VeHaSherutim HaHevrati'im) is the branch of government charged to ensure the welfare of the public in Israel and oversee the supply of services. The current Minister is Haim Katz.

History[edit]

The ministry was originally divided into two separate ministries – the Labor Ministry and the Welfare Ministry. In 1977 they were united to be the Welfare and Labor Ministry according to the view that labor can lead to welfare. In the term of the second government of Ariel Sharon (2003), the responsibility of work-related issues was transferred to the Industry, Trade and Labor ministry and in 2007 the name was changed to be Welfare and Social Services Ministry.

List of ministers[edit]

The Welfare and Social Services Minister of Israel (Hebrew: שר הרווחה והשירותים החברתיים‎‎, Sar HaRevaha VeHaSherutim HaHevrati'im) is the political head of the ministry and part of the Israeli cabinet.

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end Notes
Minister of Welfare
1 Yitzhak-Meir Levin Agudat Yisrael
United Religious Front
P, 1, 2, 3 14 May 1948 18 September 1952
2 Haim-Moshe Shapira Hapoel HaMizrachi
National Religious Party
4, 5, 6, 7, 8 24 December 1952 1 July 1958
3 Peretz Naftali Mapai 8 25 January 1959 17 December 1959
4 Yosef Burg National Religious Party 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 17 December 1959 1 September 1970
5 Michael Hasani National Religious Party 15, 16 1 September 1970 4 April 1974
6 Victor Shem-Tov Alignment 17 3 June 1974 29 October 1974
Michael Hasani National Religious Party 17 30 October 1974 2 July 1975 Died in office
7 Yitzhak Rabin Alignment 17 7 July 1975 29 July 1975 Serving Prime Minister
Yosef Burg National Religious Party 17 29 July 1975 4 November 1975
8 Zevulun Hammer National Religious Party 17 4 November 1975 22 December 1976
9 Moshe Baram Alignment 17 16 January 1977 20 June 1977
Minister of Labor and Social Welfare
10 Menachem Begin Likud 18 20 June 1977 24 October 1977 Serving Prime Minister
11 Yisrael Katz Not an MK 18 24 October 1977 5 August 1981
12 Aharon Abuhatzira Tami 18 5 August 1981 2 May 1982
13 Aharon Uzan Tami 19, 20 3 May 1982 13 September 1984
14 Moshe Katsav Likud 21, 22 13 September 1984 22 December 1988
15 Yitzhak Shamir Likud 23 22 December 1988 7 March 1990
16 Roni Milo Likud 23 7 March 1990 11 June 1990
Yitzhak Shamir Likud 24 11 June 1990 13 July 1992 Serving Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin Labor Party 25 13 July 1992 31 December 1992
17 Ora Namir Labor Party 25, 26 31 December 1992 21 May 1996
18 Eli Yishai Shas 27, 28 18 June 1996 11 July 2000
19 Ra'anan Cohen One Israel 28 10 August 2000 7 March 2001
20 Shlomo Benizri Shas 29 7 March 2001 23 May 2002
21 Ariel Sharon Likud 29 23 May 2002 3 June 2002 Serving Prime Minister
Shlomo Benizri Shas 29 3 June 2002 28 February 2003
Minister of Welfare and Social Services
22 Zevulun Orlev National Religious Party 30 3 March 2003 11 November 2004
23 Ehud Olmert Kadima 31 4 May 2006 21 March 2007 Serving Prime Minister
24 Isaac Herzog Labor Party 31, 32 21 March 2007 17 January 2011
25 Moshe Kahlon Likud 32 19 January 2011 18 March 2013
26 Meir Cohen Yesh Atid 32 18 March 2013 5 December 2014
27 Haim Katz Likud 34 14 May 2015

Deputy ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end
1 Shlomo-Yisrael Ben-Meir National Religious Party 8 13 January 1958 1 July 1958
2 Ben-Zion Rubin Tami 19, 20 11 August 1981 13 September 1984
3 Menachem Porush Agudat Yisrael 21 24 September 1984 2 December 1985
3 Rafael Pinhasi Shas 21, 22 2 December 1985 22 December 1988
4 Moshe Ze'ev Feldman Agudat Yisrael 23 22 December 1988 31 October 1989
Menachem Porush Agudat Yisrael 24 19 November 1990 13 July 1992
5 Shmuel Halpert Agudat Yisrael 24 8 June 1991 13 July 1992
6 Yitzhak Vaknin Shas 29 2 May 2001 20 May 2002
Yitzhak Vaknin Shas 29 3 June 2002 28 February 2003
5 Avraham Ravitz United Torah Judaism
Degel HaTorah
30 30 March 2005 4 May 2006
6 Meshulam Nahari Shas 34 19 May 2015 13 January 2016

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