Labor Minister of Israel

Ministry of Labor
משרד העבודה
Agency overview
Formed 1948
Dissolved 1977
Jurisdiction Government of Israel

The Minister of Labor (Hebrew: שר העבודה, Sar HaAvoda) was the political head of the Ministry of Labor and a position in the Israeli cabinet. The post was established in 1948 as the Minister of Labour and Construction,[1] becoming the Minister of Labour and Social Security the following year.

In 1977 the post was merged with the Welfare Minister, becoming the Minister of Labor and Social Welfare. In 2003 the labor function was transferred to the Minister of Industry and Trade, which was renamed Industry, Trade and Labor Minister.

List ministers

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end
Minister Labor and Construction
1Mordechai BentovMapamP14 May 194810 March 1949
Minister of Labor and Social Security
2Golda MeirMapai1, 210 March 19498 October 1951
Minister of Labor
Golda MeirMapai3, 4, 5, 6, 78 October 195119 June 1956
3Mordechai NamirMapai7, 819 June 195617 December 1959
4Giora YoseftalMapai917 December 19592 November 1961
5Yigal AllonMapai
Labor Party
10, 11, 12, 132 November 19611 July 1968
6Yosef AlmogiLabor Party
13, 14, 158 July 196810 March 1974
7Yitzhak RabinAlignment1610 March 19743 June 1974
8Moshe BaramAlignment173 June 197420 June 1977


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