Ministry of Housing and Construction


Ministry of Housing and Construction
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The Ministry of Housing and Construction (Hebrew: משרד הבינוי והשיכון‎, Misrad HaBinui VeHaShikhun) is a portfolio in the Israeli cabinet. The ministry was created in 1961, and until 1977 it was known as the Ministry of Housing. Construction was also previously part of the Labour and Construction ministry during the provisional government between 1948 and 1949. The current minister is Ariel Atias of Shas.

There has been a Deputy Minister on several occasions.

List of housing and construction ministers

Minister Party Government(s) Dates in Office
Giora Yoseftal Mapai 10 November 2, 1961 – August 23, 1962 1
Yosef Almogi Mapai 10, 11, 12 October 30, 1962 – May 23, 1965
Levi Eshkol Mapai 12 May 31, 1965 – January 12, 1966
Mordechai Bentov Not an MK 2 13, 14 January 12, 1966 – December 15, 1969
Ze'ev Sherf Alignment 15 December 15, 1969 – March 10, 1974
Yehoshua Rabinovitz Not an MK 3 16 March 10, 1974 – June 3, 1974
Avraham Ofer Alignment 17 June 3, 1974 – January 3, 1977 1
Shlomo Rosen Not an MK 4 17 January 16, 1977 – June 20, 1977
Gideon Patt Likud 18 June 20, 1977 – January 15, 1979
David Levy Likud 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 January 15, 1979 – June 11, 1990
Ariel Sharon Likud 24 June 11, 1990 – July 13, 1992
Binyamin Ben-Eliezer Labor Party 25, 26 July 13, 1992 – June 18, 1996
Benjamin Netanyahu Likud 27 June 18, 1996 – July 6, 1999
Yitzhak Levy National Religious Party 28 July 6, 1999 – July 12, 2000
Binyamin Ben-Eliezer One Israel 28 October 11, 2000 – March 7, 2001
Natan Sharansky Yisrael BaAliyah 29 March 7, 2001 – February 28, 2003
Effi Eitam National Religious Party 30 March 3, 2003 – June 10, 2004
Tzipi Livni Likud 30 July 4, 2004 – January 10, 2005 5
Isaac Herzog Labor Party 30 January 10, 2005 – November 23, 2005
Ze'ev Boim Kadima 30 January 18, 2006 – May 4, 2006
Meir Sheetrit Kadima 31 May 4, 2006 – July 4, 2007
Ze'ev Boim Kadima 31 July 4, 2007 – March 31, 2009
Ariel Atias Shas 32 March 31, 2009 –

1 Died in office.

2 Although Bentov was not an MK at the time of his appointment, he had previously represented Mapam in the Knesset.

3 Although Rabinovitz was not an MK at the time of his appointment, he was elected to the next Knesset on the Alignment's list.

4 Although Rosen was not an MK at the time of his appointment, he had previously represented Mapam and the Alignment in the Knesset.

5 Livni was acting minister until 31 August, when her appointment was made permanent.

Deputy Ministers

Minister Party Government(s) Dates in Office
Moshe Katsav Likud 20 October 10, 1983 – September 13, 1984
Avraham Ravitz Degel HaTorah 24 June 25, 1990 – July 13, 1992
Aryeh Gamliel Shas 25 July 29, 1992 – September 9, 1993
Ran Cohen Meretz 25 August 4, 1992 – December 31, 1992
Eli Ben-Menachem Labor Party 25, 26 April 8, 1993 – June 18, 1996
Alex Goldfarb Yiud, Atid 25, 26 January 2, 1992 – June 18, 1996
Meir Porush United Torah Judaism 27, 29 June 24, 1996 – July 6, 1999
June 4, 2001 – February 28, 2003
Eli Ben-Menachem Labor Party 30 January 11, 2005 – November 23, 2005

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