Nineteenth government of Israel
|Second Begin Cabinet|
19th cabinet of Israel
|Date formed||5 August 1981|
|Date dissolved||28 August 1983|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||
Yitzhak Navon (until 5 May 1983)|
Chaim Herzog (from 5 May 1983)
|Head of government||Menachem Begin|
National Religious Party
Movement for the Renewal of Social Zionism
|Status in legislature||Coalition government|
|Opposition leader||Shimon Peres|
|Legislature term(s)||10th Knesset|
|Predecessor||18th Cabinet of Israel|
|Successor||20th Cabinet of Israel|
The Nineteenth government of Israel was formed by Menachem Begin on 5 August 1981, following the June elections. Begin included Likud, the National Religious Party, Agudat Yisrael, Tami and Telem in his coalition, which held 63 of the 120 seats in the Knesset, and the cabinet had 17 ministers. On 26 August Tehiya joined the coalition, and the number of ministers rose to 18.
1 Died in office.
2 Although Arens was not an MK at the time, he had been elected to the Knesset on the Likud list.
3 Abuhatzira resigned from the government after being convicted of larceny, breach of trust and fraud.
- Tenth Knesset: Government 19 Knesset website