Justice Minister of Israel


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The Justice Minister of Israel (Hebrew: שר המשפטים‎, Sar HaMishpatim; Arabic: وزير العدل‎) is the political head of the Israeli Ministry of Justice and a position in the Israeli cabinet. The current minister is Ya'akov Ne'eman, an independent who is not a member of the Knesset.

Unlike other ministries, there has never been a Deputy Minister.

List of Justice ministers

Minister Party Government(s) Dates in Office
Pinchas Rosen Progressive Party P, 1, 2 14 May 1948 – 8 October 1951
Dov Yosef Mapai 3 8 October 1951 – 25 June 1952
Haim Cohn Not an MK 3 25 June 1952 – 24 December 1952
Pinchas Rosen Progressive Party 4, 5, 6, 7 24 December 1952 – 13 February 1956
David Ben-Gurion Mapai 7 13 February 1956 – 7 January 1958
Pinchas Rosen Progressive Party 8, 9 7 January 1958 – 2 November 1961
Dov Yosef Mapai 10, 11, 12 2 November 1961 – 12 January 1966
Yaakov Shimshon Shapira Mapai 13, 14, 15 12 January 1966 – 13 June 1972
12 September 1972 – 1 November 1973
Haim Yosef Zadok Alignment 16, 17 10 March 1974 – 20 June 1977
Menachem Begin Likud 18 20 June 1977 – 24 October 1977
Shmuel Tamir Dash 18 20 June 1977 – 5 August 1980
Moshe Nissim Likud 18, 19, 20, 21 13 August 1980 – 16 April 1986
Yitzhak Moda'i Likud 21 16 April 1986 – 23 July 1986
Avraham Sharir Likud 21, 22 30 July 1986 – 22 December 1988
Dan Meridor Likud 23, 24 22 December 1988 – 13 July 1992
David Libai Labour 25, 26 13 July 1992 – 18 June 1996
Ya'akov Ne'eman Not an MK 27 18 June 1996 – 10 August 1996
Benjamin Netanyahu Likud 27 18 June 1996 – 4 September 1996
Tzachi Hanegbi Likud 27 4 September 1996 – 6 July 1999
Yossi Beilin One Israel 28 6 July 1999 – 7 March 2001
Meir Sheetrit Likud 29 7 March 2001 – 28 February 2003
Tomy Lapid Shinui 30 28 February 2003 – 4 December 2004
Tzipi Livni Likud, Kadima 30 5 December 2004 – 4 May 2006
Haim Ramon Kadima 31 4 May 2006 – 22 August 2006
Meir Sheetrit Kadima 31 23 August 2006 – 29 November 2006
Tzipi Livni Kadima 31 29 November 2006 – 7 February 2007
Daniel Friedmann Not an MK 31 7 February 2007 – 31 March 2009
Ya'akov Ne'eman Not an MK 32 31 March 2009 – present

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