Twentieth government of Israel
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The twentieth government of Israel (Hebrew: מֶמְשֶׁלֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל הַעֶשְׂרִים, translit. Memshelet Yisra'el HaEsrim) was formed by Yitzhak Shamir of Likud on 10 October 1983, following the resignation of Prime Minister Menachen Begin on 28 August.
Shamir kept the same coalition partners as the previous government, i.e. the National Religious Party, Agudat Yisrael, Tami and the Movement for the Renewal of Social Zionism. The coalition held 62 of the 120 seats in the Knesset. All ministers kept their roles from the previous government, with the only changes being that Shamir replaced Begin as Prime Minister (whilst keeping the Foreign Affairs portfolio), Pesah Grupper being promoted from Deputy Minister of Agriculture (also replacing Begin, who had held the portfolio before), Mordechai Tzipori losing his Deputy Minister of Defense role, and Yehuda Ben-Meir becoming Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
1 Although Arens was not an MK at the time, he had been elected to the Knesset on the Likud list.
- 1983 timeline Jewish Agency for Israel
- Eighth Knesset: Government 20 Knesset website