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The Housing and Construction Minister of Israel (Hebrew: שר הבינוי והשיכון‎, Sar HaBinui VeHaShikhun) is the political head of the Israeli Ministry of the Housing and Construction and a portfolio in the Israeli cabinet. The post was created in 1961, and until 1977 was known as the Minister 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 2/11/61 - 23/8/1962 ¹
Yosef Almogi Mapai 10, 11, 12 30/10/62 - 23/5/65
Levi Eshkol Mapai 12 31/5/65 - 12/1/66
Mordechai Bentov Not an MK ² 13, 14 12/1/66 - 15/12/69
Ze'ev Sherf Alignment 15 15/12/69 - 10/3/74
Yehoshua Rabinovitz Not an MK ³ 16 10/3/74 - 3/6/74
Avraham Ofer Alignment 17 3/6/74 - 3/1/1977 ¹
Shlomo Rosen Not an MK 4 17 16/1/77 - 20/6/77
Gideon Patt Likud 18 20/6/77 - 15/1/79
David Levy Likud 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 15/1/79 - 11/6/90
Ariel Sharon Likud 24 11/6/90 - 13/7/92
Binyamin Ben-Eliezer Labor Party 25, 26 13/7/92 - 18/6/96
Benjamin Netanyahu Likud 27 18/6/96 - 6/7/99
Yitzhak Levy National Religious Party 28 6/7/99 - 12/7/00
Binyamin Ben-Eliezer One Israel 28 11/10/00 - 7/3/01
Natan Sharansky Yisrael BaAliyah 29 7/3/01 - 28/2/03
Effi Eitam National Religious Party 30 3/3/03 - 10/6/04
Tzipi Livni Likud 30 4/7/04 - 10/1/05 5
Isaac Herzog Labor Party 30 10/1/05 - 23/11/05
Ze'ev Boim Kadima 30 18/1/06 - 4/5/06
Meir Sheetrit Kadima 31 4/5/06 - 4/7/07
Ze'ev Boim Kadima 31 4/7/07 - 31/3/2009
Ariel Atias Shas 32 31/3/2009 - present

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.

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Deputy Ministers

Minister Party Government(s) Dates in Office
Moshe Katsav Likud 20 10/10/1983 - 13/9/1984
Avraham Ravitz Degel HaTorah 24 25/6/1990 - 13/7/1992
Aryeh Gamliel Shas 25 29/7/1992 - 9/9/1993
Ran Cohen Meretz 25 4/8/1992 - 31/12/1992
Eli Ben-Menachem Labor Party 25, 26 8/4/1993 - 18/6/1996
Alex Goldfarb Yiud, Atid 25, 26 2/1/1992 - 18/6/1996
Meir Porush United Torah Judaism 27, 29 24/6/1996 - 6/7/1999
4/6/2001 - 28/2/2003
Eli Ben-Menachem Labor Party 30 11/1/2005 - 23/11/2005

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