|First Eshkol Cabinet|
11th Cabinet of Israel
|Date formed||26 June 1963|
|Date dissolved||22 December 1964|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Zalman Shazar|
|Head of government||Levi Eshkol|
National Religious Party
Poalei Agudat Yisrael
Cooperation and Brotherhood
Progress and Development
|Status in legislature||coalition|
|Opposition leader||Menachem Begin|
|Legislature term(s)||5th Knesset|
|Predecessor||10th Cabinet of Israel|
|Successor||12th cabinet of Israel|
Eshkol kept the same coalition partners as previously, i.e. Mapai, the National Religious Party, Ahdut HaAvoda, Poalei Agudat Yisrael, Cooperation and Brotherhood and Progress and Development. There were few changes, with Eshkol replacing Ben-Gurion in the dual role of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Pinhas Sapir replacing Eshkol as Minister of Finance, and Abba Eban replacing Zalman Aran as Education Minister, as well as becoming the country's second Deputy Prime Minister. Eshkol presented it as a "government of continuity". Deputy Ministers were appointed on 1 July.
The government resigned following the resignation of Eshkol on 14 December 1964. Eshkol had quit over a dispute with Ben-Gurion concerning the Lavon Affair, which Ben Gurion had demanded that the Supreme Court investigate. The twelfth government was formed a week later.
2 Although Yosef was not an MK at the time, he was a member of Mapai.
- Knesset 5: Government 11 Knesset website