List of Israeli politicians

List of Israeli politicians

List of Israeli politicians:


* Aharon Abuhatzera, former minister, head of the National Religious Party
* Yosef Almogi, former minister and mayor of Haifa
* Yigal Allon, former general, government minister
* Shulamit Aloni, founder of Human Rights party, former minister in 1974, 1992–1996
* Meir Amit, former general, minister, head of Mossad
* Yehuda Amital, Rabbi, former minister without portfolio, leader of Meimad
* Shaul Amor, former minister, candidate for presidency
* Zalman Aran, former minister
* Shoshana Arbeli-Almozlino, former health minister
* Moshe Arens, former minister of defense, former ambassador to the U.S.
* Yoram Aridor, former minister
* Colette Avital, Israeli diplomat, member of Knesset since 1999.
* Shmuel Avital, former minister
* Ruhama Avraham, MK since 2003.


* Ehud Barak (b. 1942), former chief of staff, Israeli Prime Minister 1999–2001
* Moshe Baram, former minister
* Uzi Baram, former minister, son of Moshe Baram
* Haim Bar-Lev, former Chief of Staff, minister, ambassador to Russia
* Yisrael Bar-Yehuda (1895–1965), former minister, divorced from Beba Idelson
* Yisrael Barzilai, former minister
* Benny Begin, former minister, son of Prime Minister Menachem Begin
* Menachem Begin (1913–1992), former head of Irgun, Prime Minister 1977–1983, Nobel Peace Prize 1978
* Yossi Beilin, former Labor party minister, leader of Meretz-Yachad
* Yitzhak Ben-Aharon (b. 1906), former minister, former Histadrut leader
* Shlomo Ben-Ami, former foreign affairs minister, ambassador, Professor
* Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, former defense minister
* David Ben-Gurion (1886–1973), founder of Israel, first Prime Minister of Israel 1948–1953 1954–1963
* Shlomo Benizri, former minister
* Mordechai Ben-Porat, former minister without portfolio
* Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, second President of Israel
* Mordechai Bentov, first minister of construction and housing
* Yitzhak Berman, former minister, former Speaker of Knesset
* Peretz Bernstein, former minister
* Azmi Bishara, Arab-Israeli MP & head of Balad party
* Victor Breilovsky, was minister of science and technology for 4 days.
* Yosef Burg, Rabbi, former minister, leader of the National Religious Party


* Moshe Carmel, former party leader and army commander, former Transportation minister
* Haim Cohen. former Attorney General, former justice minister, former Supreme Court justice, former State Attorney
* Geula Cohen, former deputy minister, founder of Tehyia party
* Raanan Cohen, former minister of labour
* Rachel Cohen-Kagan, chairman of WIZO, signed declaration of independence, MK
* Ran Cohen, Knesset member for Meretz-Yachad, former minister of industry and commerce
* Yitzhak Cohen, former minister, from Shas party
* Yigal Cohen-Orgad, former minister


* Nissim Dahan, former health minister
* Moshe Dayan, former chief of staff, defense and foreign minister
* Yael Dayan, former Knesset member, active feminist, deputy mayor of Tel-Aviv
* Aryeh Deri, former minister, leader of Shas party
* Ben-Zion Dinur, former minister of education, professor
* Sara Doron, former minister without portfolio
* Aryeh Leib Dulchin, former minister, former chairman of Jewish Agency


* Abba Eban (1915–2002), diplomat and Foreign Minister of Israel 1966–1974
* Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, former minister of immigrant absorption
* Rafael Edri, former minister
* Simha Ehrlich, former finance minister
* Effi Eitam, Israeli general, leader of the Renewed Religious National Zionist party, former minister
* Michael Eitan, former minister of Science and Technology
* Rafael Eitan (1929–2004), former Chief of Staff, former minister
* Binyamin Elon, former minister, leader of Moledet party
* Tamar Eshel, Israeli representative in several UN organizations, member of Knesset
* Levi Eshkol, former Prime Minister of Israel 1963–1969
* Gideon Ezra, Israeli minister


* Yisrael Galili (1911–1986), former minister
* Inbal Gavriely, youngest person elected to Knesset
* Yaakov Geri, former Minister of Industry and Commerce
* Akiva Govrin, former minister of Tourism
* Tamar Gozansky, former member of Knesset for communist party
* Yitzhak Gruenbaum, first Minister of Interior
* Haika Grossman, member of Knesset, first woman to head of a regional council
* Pesach Grupper, former Minister of Agriculture
* Mordechai Gur, former Chief of Staff, former minister
* Haim Givati, former minister


* Zevulun Hammer, former minister, leader of National Religious Party
* Tzachi Hanegbi, member of government. Son of Geula Cohen
* Michael Harish. former minister of industry and commerce
* Zena Harman, chairman of UNICEF, member of Knesset, gave UNICEF's Nobel lecture
* Gideon Hausner, former justice minister, attorney at the Eichmann trial
* Yaakov Michael Hazani, former minister
* Chaim Herzog, former general and diplomat, sixth President of Israel, born Vivian Herzog in Belfast, UK
* Isaac Herzog, member of government, son of President Haim Herzog
* Shlomo Hillel, former minister, former Speaker of Knesset
* Yigal Hurvitz, former finance minister
* Abba Hushi (1898–1969), politician and mayor of Haifa 1951–1969.


* Beba Idelson, leader of the Pioneer Women movement. Member of Knesset
* Feige Ilanit, member of first Knesset, mother of Uri Ilan
* Dalia Itzik, member of the government.


*Avigdor Kahalani, former minister of internal security 1996–1999, general
*Meir Kahane, founder of Kach party (subsequently banned) (assassinated)
*Eliezer Kaplan, first finance minister
*Moshe Katsav (b. 1945), current President of Israel
*Yisrael Katz, former minister of labour (1974–1977)
*Yisrael Katz, minister of agriculture since 2003, of Likud party
*Berl Katznelson
*Avraham Katz-Oz, former minister of agriculture
*Yisrael Kessar, former Histadrut leader, minister of transportation
*Michael Kleiner, leader of Herut
*Moshe Kol, former minister
*Haim Korfo, former minister


* Haim Landau, former minister
* Uzi Landau, former minister. Son of Haim Landau
* Tommy Lapid, former minister of Justice (2003–2004) and leader of Shinui party, Holocaust survivor
* Zipora Laskov, foundeer of public medicine in Israel, elected to third Knesset
* Pinhas Lavon, former defense minister
* Yitzhak-Meir Levin, former welfare minister
* David Levy, former foreign minister
* Yitzhak Levy, former minister, leader of Renewed Religious National Zionist party
* Amnon Linn politician and former Knesset member.
* Zita Linker, founder of liberal party, member of Knesset
* David Libai, former justice minister
* Avigdor Lieberman, former minister
* Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, former Chief of Staff, former tourism minister
* Limor Livnat, member of Knesset, former minister
* Tzipi Livni, Foreign Minister, First Vice Prime Minister (Acting Prime Minister). Daughter of Eitan Livni
* Kadish Luz, former minister, former Speaker of Knesset


* David Magen, former minister
* Ada Maimon, member of Knesset, pioneer of women's rights, sister of Yehuda Leib Maimon
* Yehuda Leib Maimon, first minister of religious affairs
* Anat Maor, MK for Meretz 1992–2003
* Yehoshua Matza, former health minister, today Bonds president
* Golda Meir (1898–1978), Prime Minister of Israel 1969–1974
* Michael Melchior, former minister, Chief Rabbi of Denmark and Norway
* Dan Meridor, former finance and justice minister
* Yaakov Meridor, former minister
* Roni Milo, former minister, mayor of Tel-Aviv 1993–1998
* Binyamin Mintz, minister of communications
* Yitzhak Modai (1926–1998), former finance minister
* Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Transport, former Chief of Staff, defense minister
* Yitzhak Mordechai, former general, defense minister, leader of Center party


* Peretz Naftali, former minister
* Mordechai Namir, former labour minister, Histadrut leader and mayor of Tel-Aviv
* Ora Namir, former minister, widow of Mordechai Namir
* Yehudit Naot (1944–2004), Professor, former environment minister
* Dan Naveh, Israeli minister, former Cabinet Secretary
* Yitzhak Navon, Fifth President of Israel, former minister
* Yaakov Neeman, former finance and justice minister
* Yuval Ne'eman, scientist, former minister
* Arie Nehemkin, former agriculture minister
* Benjamin Netanyahu (b. 1949), current Likud Party leader, former minister of finance and Prime Minister of Israel 1996–1999
* Moshe Nissim, former finance and justice minister
* Orit Noked, deputy minister, MK since 2002
* Mordechai Norok, former communications minister


* Avraham Ofer, former construction and housing minister
* Asher Ohana, former minister of religious affairs
* Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister, May 2006-
* Zevulun Orlev, former minister of welfare, leader of the National Religious Party
* Haim Oron, former minister of agriculture and rural development


* Yosef Paritzky, former minister of infrastructure. Member of Shinui
* Gideon Pat, former minister, former President of Israel Bonds
* Nathan Peled, former Immigrant Absorption minister
* Shimon Peres (b. 1923), Second Vice Prime Minister, May 2006-, former defense and foreign minister, Prime Minister of Israel in 1977, 1984–1986, 1995–1996; Nobel Peace Prize 1994
* Amir Peretz (b. 1952), Defense Minister May 2006-, Histadrut leader from 1995-2005, leader of the Am Ehad party from 1997 which later merged into the Labour party (Avoda), elected to lead Avoda in November 2005
* Yitzhak Haim Peretz, Rabbi, former minister, leader of Shas
* Shoshana Persitz, first female MK at the head of a permanent committee
* Ophir Pines-Paz, Israeli minister
* Rafael Pinhasi, former minister, member of Shas party
* Alon Pinkas, former Consul General of Israel in the United States.
* David-Zvi Pinkas, former minister of transportation
* Avraham Poraz, former Interior minister


* Yitzhak Rabin (1922–1995), former chief of staff, Israeli Prime Minister 1974–1977, 1992–1995; assassinated
* Dalia Rabin-Pelossof, former deputy minister. Daughter of Yitzhak Rabin
* Yehoshua Rabinovich, former finance minister and mayor of Tel-Aviv
* Yitzhak Rafael, former minister, son-in-law of Yehuda Leib Maimon
* Haim Ramon, former Histadrut leader, minister
* David Remez, former minister of transportation
* Elimelech Shimon Rimalt, former communications minister
* Reuven Rivlin, former communications minister 2001–2003, Speaker of Knesset
* Yisrael Rokach, former interior minister and mayor of Tel-Aviv
* Pinchas Rosen, first justice minister
* Shlomo Rosen, minister of immigrant absorption
* Pnina Rosenblum, cosmetics queen and former MP.
* Amnon Rubinstein, former minister, now dean in Law school
* Elyakim Rubinstein, former state attorney general, now supreme court judge


* Gideon Sa'ar, Knesset member, former Cabinet Secretary
* Eliezer Sandberg, former minister
* Tova Sanhedrai, member of Knesset, first religious woman elected
* Pinchas Sapir, former finance minister
* Yosef Sapir, former minister
* Yossi Sarid, former education minister and Knesset Member for Meretz-Yachad
* Eliahu Sasson, former minister
* Ze'ev Scherf, former minister
* Gonen Segev, former minister of infrastructure
* Yosef Serlin, former minister
* Moshe Shahal, former minister
* Avner Hai Shaki, former minister
* Ilan Shalgi, former minister from Shinui
* Silvan Shalom, former Israeli minister of finance and foreign affairs
* Yitzhak Shamir (b. 1915), former head of Lehi, Prime Minister of Israel 1983–1984, 1986–1992
* Moshe-Haim Shapira, former minister
* Yaakov Shimshon Shapira, former minister
* Yosef Yisrael Shapira, former minister without portfolio from the National Religious Party
* Natan Sharansky former Soviet refusenik, head of the Yisrael B'Aliyah party, former minister.
* Moshe Sharett (1894–1965), Prime Minister of Israel 1953–1955
* Avraham Sharir, former justice minister
* Ariel Sharon (b. 1928), former Prime Minister (2002-2006), general, defense minister
* Zalman Shazar, third President of Israel, former Education minister
* Bechor-Shalom Sheetrit, former minister
* Meir Sheetrit, Israeli minister
* Shimon Sheetrit, former minister
* Victor Shem-Tov, former health minister, Secretary General of Mapam 1979-1985
* Avraham Shohat, former finance minister, son-in-law of Levi Eshkol
* Eliezer Shostak, former health minister
* Shalom Simhon, Israeli minister
* Efraim Sneh, former minister, general. Son of Moshe Sneh
* Moshe Sneh (1909–1900), Israeli politician, leader of Hagana
* Eliahu Suissa, former minister, member of Shas party


* Yitzhak Tabenkin, leader of the Kibbutz movement, namesake of Yad Tabenkin in Ramat Efal outside of Tel Aviv
* Shmuel Tamir, former justice minister. Son of Bat-Sheva Katznelson
* Yuli Tamir, former immigrant absorption minister 1999–2001
* Salah Tarif, former minister, first druze in the government
* Moshe Yaakov Toledano, former religious affairs minister, chief rabbi of Tel-Aviv
* Yair Tzaban, former minister of immigrant absorption 1992–1996, aid to Moshe Sneh
* Aharon Tzizling, former minister
* Yaakov Tzur, former minister


* Aharon Uzan, former minister


* Matan Vilnai, former minister, general


* Zerah Warhaftig, former minister, leader of National Religious Party
* Chaim Weizmann (1874–1952) leading Zionist and scientist, first President of Israel 1949–1952
* Ezer Weizman, seventh President of Israel, former minister, Air Force commander


* Gad Yaacobi, former minister, ambassador to the United Nations
* Aharon Yadlin, former minister
* Shaul Yahalom, former transportation minister
* Aharon Yariv, former minister, general
* Eli Yishai, current Deputy Prime Minister, leader of the Shas party
* Yisrael Yeshayahu, former minister, former Speaker of Knesset
* Dov Yosef, former minister
* Giora Yoseftal, former minister, husband of Senta josephtal
* Senetta Yoseftal, former political activist and member of Knesset


* Haim Joseph Zadok, former minister of justice, trade and industry
* Rehavam Ze'evi, former general, tourism minister and founder of Moledet (assassinated in October 2001)
* Mordechai Zipori, former general, minister, member of Irgun

ee also

*List of Israelis
*List of Knesset members
*List of Likud Knesset Members
*Prime Minister of Israel
*Politics of Israel
*Basic Laws of Israel
*List of political parties in Israel
*List of Knesset speakers

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