Ministry of Science, Technology and Space

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The Ministry of Science, Technology and Space is a government ministry in Israel, headed by the Science, Technology and Space Minister. The portfolio has been renamed several times since its creation, and has previously included Culture and Sport, which is now the responsibility of the Culture and Sport Ministry. In April 2013, the Ministry added "Space" to its name to promote space research and technology.[1]

The ministry is responsible for defining national policy on issues related to Science and technology in Israel, and promoting scientific and technological research, infrastructure and projects. In addition, under its jurisdiction, it acts to develop human capital, increase the social and economic vigor of Israeli society, and maintain equal opportunity in all areas of science and technology. Amongst its goals, the Ministry constitutes a connecting link between basic research, applied research and industrial development. Another central goal of the Ministry is to strengthen as well as initiate international scientific collaborations with other countries and international organization.[2]

List of ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end Notes
Minister of Science and Development
1 Yuval Ne'eman Likud 19 26 July 1982 10 October 1983
Minister of Science and Technology
Yuval Ne'eman Likud 20 10 October 1983 13 September 1984
Minister of Science and Development
2 Gideon Patt Likud 21, 22 13 September 1984 22 December 1988
Minister of Science and Technology
3 Ezer Weizman Alignment 23 22 December 1988 15 March 1990
Yuval Ne'eman Likud 24 11 June 1990 21 January 1992
4 Amnon Rubinstein Meretz 25 13 July 1992 31 December 1992
5 Shimon Sheetrit Labor Party 25 13 July 1992 7 June 1993
Minister of Science and the Arts
6 Shulamit Aloni Meretz 26, 26 7 June 1993 18 June 1996
Minister of Science
7 Benny Begin Likud 27 18 June 1996 16 January 1997
8 Benjamin Netanyahu Likud 27 18 June 1996 9 July 1997 Serving Prime Minister
Minister of Science and Technology
9 Michael Eitan Likud 27 9 July 1997 13 July 1998
10 Silvan Shalom Likud 27 13 July 1998 6 July 1999
Minister of Science
11 Ehud Barak One Israel 28 6 July 1999 5 August 1999 Serving Prime Minister
Minister of Science, Culture and Sport
12 Matan Vilnai One Israel
Labor Party
28, 29 5 August 1999 2 November 2002
Minister of Science and Technology
13 Eliezer Sandberg Shinui 30 28 February 2003 19 July 2004
14 Ilan Shalgi Shinui 30 24 July 2004 29 November 2004
15 Victor Brailovsky Shinui 30 29 November 2004 4 December 2004
Matan Vilnai Labor Party 30 28 August 2005 23 November 2005 Initially Acting, appointed permanently on 7 November
16 Roni Bar-On Kadima 30 18 January 2006 4 May 2006
Minister of Science, Culture and Sport
17 Ophir Pines-Paz Labor Party 31 4 May 2006 1 November 2006
18 Yuli Tamir Labor Party 31 5 November 2006 21 March 2007 Acting Minister
19 Raleb Majadele Labor Party 31 21 March 2007 31 March 2009
Minister of Science and Technology
20 Daniel Hershkowitz The Jewish Home 32 31 March 2009 18 March 2013
Minister of Science, Technology and Space
21 Yaakov Peri Yesh Atid 33 18 March 2013 4 December 2014
22 Danny Danon Likud 34 14 May 2015

Deputy ministers[edit]

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end
1 Geula Cohen Tehiya 24 25 June 1990 31 October 1991
2 Tzipi Hotovely Likud 33 29 December 2014 14 May 2015

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siegel-Itzkovich, Judy. "Science, Technology Ministry adds ‘Space’ to name". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Ministry of Science and Technology Retrieved 2010-01-27

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