Seventh government of Israel
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The seventh government of Israel (Hebrew: מֶמְשֶׁלֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל הַשְׁבִיעִית, translit. Memshelet Yisra'el HaShvi'it) was formed by David Ben-Gurion on 3 November 1955 following the July 1955 elections. His coalition included Mapai, the National Religious Front, Mapam, Ahdut HaAvoda, and the Israeli Arab parties, the Democratic List for Israeli Arabs, Progress and Work and Agriculture and Development.
On 17 December 1957 Ben-Gurion accused Ahdut HaAvoda ministers of leaking information about IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan's trip to West Germany to the press and demanded their resignation. The government fell after Ben-Gurion resigned on 31 December 1957 over the issue, but remained in place until Ben-Gurion formed the eighth government a week later.
- 1957 timeline Jewish Agency for Israel
- Third Knesset: Government 7 Knesset website