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Fourteenth government of Israel

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The fourteenth government of Israel (Hebrew: מֶמְשֶׁלֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל הַאַרְבַּע עֶשְׂרֵה, translit. Memshelet Yisra'el HaArba esre) was formed by Golda Meir on 17 March 1969, following the death of Prime Minister Levi Eshkol on 26 February.[1] She kept the same national unity government coalition, including the newly formed Alignment alliance of the Labor Party and Mapam, as well as Gahal, the National Religious Party, the Independent Liberals, Poalei Agudat Yisrael, Progress and Development, Cooperation and Brotherhood. The only change to the cabinet was the scrapping of the Minister of Information post, with the previous post-holder Yisrael Galili becoming a Minister without Portfolio instead.

The government served until the formation of the fifteenth government by Meir on 15 December 1969, following the October elections.

Cabinet members

Position Person Party
Prime Minister Golda Meir Alignment
Deputy Prime Minister Yigal Allon Alignment
Minister of Agriculture Haim Gvati Not an MK 1
Minister of Defense Moshe Dayan Alignment
Minister of Development Moshe Kol Not an MK 2
Minister of Education and Culture Zalman Aran Alignment
Minister of Finance Ze'ev Sherf Alignment
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abba Eban Alignment
Minister of Health Yisrael Barzilai Not an MK 3
Minister of Housing Mordechai Bentov Not an MK 3
Minister of Immigrant Absorption Yigal Allon Alignment
Minister of Internal Affairs Haim-Moshe Shapira National Religious Party
Minister of Justice Ya'akov Shimshon Shapira Not an MK 4
Minister of Labour Yosef Almogi Alignment
Minister of Police Eliyahu Sasson Labor Party
Minister of Postal Services Yisrael Yeshayahu Labor Party
Minister of Religions Zerach Warhaftig National Religious Party
Minister of Tourism Moshe Kol Not an MK 2
Minister of Trade and Industry Ze'ev Sherf Alignment
Minister of Transportation Moshe Carmel Not an MK 1
Minister of Welfare Yosef Burg National Religious Party
Minister without Portfolio Yisrael Galili Alignment
Menachem Begin Gahal
Yosef Sapir Gahal
Pinchas Sapir Alignment
Deputy Minister of Agriculture Aharon Uzan (until 17 November 1969) Alignment
Deputy Minister of Development Yehuda Sha'ari Independent Liberals
Deputy Minister of Education and Culture Kalman Kahana Poalei Agudat Yisrael
Aharon Yadlin (until 17 November 1969) Alignment
Deputy Minister of Finance Zvi Dinstein Alignment
Deputy Minister of Immigrant Absorption Aryeh Eliav Alignment
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Shlomo-Yisrael Ben-Meir National Religious Party
Deputy Minister of Religions Binyamin Shahor National Religious Party

1 Gvati and Carmel had been elected to the Knesset on the Alignment list, but resigned their seats in 1966.

2 Kol had been elected to the Knesset on the Independent Liberals list, but had resigned after being appointed to the cabinet.

3 Although Barzilai and Bentov were not Knesset members, both were members of Mapam.

4 Although Shapira was not an MK at the time, he had previously been an MK for Mapai, and was elected to the next Knesset as a member of the Alignment.


  1. ^ 1969 Jewish Agency for Israel

External links

  • Sixth Knesset: Government 14 Knesset website
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