Development Minister of Israel

Minister of Development (Hebrew: שר הפיתוח‎, Sar HaPituah) was a portfolio in the Israeli cabinet between 1953 and 1974. The ministry was responsible for government-owned mineral extraction companies and the country's geology institute. The department also set up both the quarry rehabilitation fund and the Dead Sea Works.

Ministry of Development
משרד הפיתוח
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Agency overview
Formed1953
Dissolved1974
JurisdictionGovernment of Israel

The post was scrapped in 1974, and succeeded three years later by the Energy and Infrastructure portfolio. Since 2005 there has also been a Minister for the Development of the Negev and Galilee.

List of ministersEdit

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end Notes
1 Dov Yosef Mapai 4, 5, 6 15 June 1953 3 November 1955
2 Mordechai Bentov Mapam 7, 8, 9 3 November 1955 2 November 1961
3 Giora Yoseftal Mapai 10 2 November 1961 23 August 1962 Died in office
4 Yosef Almogi Mapai 10, 11, 12 30 October 1962 25 May 1965
5 Haim Yosef Zadok Mapai 12 31 May 1965 12 January 1966
6 Moshe Kol Not an MK 13, 14 12 January 1966 15 December 1969 Member of the Independent Liberals, resigned from the Knesset when appointed minister in line with party policy
7 Haim Landau Gahal 15 15 December 1969 6 August 1970
8 Haim Gvati Alignment 15 1 September 1970 10 March 1974
9 Haim Bar-Lev Not an MK 16 10 March 1974 3 June 1974 Later elected to the next Knesset as a member of the Alignment.

Deputy ministersEdit

# Minister Party Government Term start Term end
1 Yehuda Sha'ari Independent Liberals 13, 14 17 January 1966 (1966-01-17) 15 December 1969 (1969-12-15)