List of female cabinet ministers of Israel

This is a list of female cabinet ministers of Israel.

Numerical order represents the order of first appointment to the cabinet.
Age represents age on appointment to that office.

  Denotes incumbent minister
# Name Portrait Office Party Appointed Left office Age Prime Minister Government
1 Golda Meir
(1898–1978)
Golda Meir. Minister of Labor Mapai 10 March 1949 19 June 1956 50 David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Sharett 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mapai, Alignment 18 June 1956 12 January 1966 58 David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Prime Minister Labor 17 March 1969 3 June 1974 70 self 14th, 15th, 16th
2 Shulamit Aloni
(1928–2014)
Shulamit Aloni. Minister without Portfolio Ratz 3 June 1974 6 November 1974 45 Yitzhak Rabin 17th
Minister of Education and Culture Meretz 13 July 1992 11 May 1993 63 25th
Minister without Portfolio 11 May 1993 7 June 1993
Minietr of Science and Technology 11 May 1993 1 August 1993
Minister of Communications 7 June 1993 18 June 1996 Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres 25th, 26th
Minister of Science and the Arts 22 November 1995 18 June 1996 66 Shimon Peres 26th
3 Sarah Doron
(1922–2010)
Sarah Doron. Minister without Portfolio Likud 5 July 1983 13 September 1984 61 Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir 19th, 20th
4 Shoshana Arbeli-Almozlino
(1926–2015)
Minister of Health Alignment 20 October 1986 22 December 1988 60 Yitzhak Shamir 22nd
5 Ora Namir
(born 1930)
Ora Namir. Minister of the Environment Labor 13 July 1992 31 December 1992 61 Yitzhak Rabin 25th
Minister of Labor and Welfare 31 December 1992 21 May 1996 62 Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres 25th, 26th
6 Limor Livnat
(born 1950)
Limor Livnat. Minister of Communications Likud 18 June 1996 6 July 1999 45 Benjamin Netanyahu 27th
Minister of Education 7 March 2001 14 January 2006 50 Ariel Sharon 29th, 30th
Minister of Culture and Sport 31 March 2009 14 May 2015 58 Benjamin Netanyahu 32nd, 33rd
7= Dalia Itzik
(born 1952)
Dalia Itzik. Minister of the Environment Labor 6 July 1999 7 March 2001 46 Ehud Barak 28th
Minister of Industry and Trade 7 March 2001 2 November 2002 48 Ariel Sharon 29th
Minister of Communications 10 January 2005 23 November 2005 52 30th
7= Yuli Tamir
(born 1954)
Yuli Tamir. Minister of Immigrant Absorption Labor 5 August 1999 7 March 2001 45 Ehud Barak 28th
Minister of Education 4 May 2006 31 March 2009 52 Ehud Olmert 31st
9 Tzipi Livni
(born 1958)
Tzipi Livni. Minister of Regional Cooperation Likud 7 March 2001 29 August 2001 42 Ariel Sharon 29th
Minister without Portfolio 29 August 2001 17 December 2002 43
Minister of Agriculture 17 December 2002 28 February 2003 44
Minister of Housing and Construction 4 July 2004 10 January 2005 45 30th
Minister of Immigrant Absorption Likud, Kadima 28 February 2003 4 May 2006 44 Ariel Sharon, Ehud Olmert
Minister of Justice 5 December 2004 4 May 2006 46
Minister of Foreign Affairs Kadima 4 May 2006 31 March 2009 47 Ehud Olmert 30th, 31st
Minister of Justice 29 November 2006 7 February 2007 48
Minister of Justice Hatnuah 18 March 2013 4 December 2014 54 Benjamin Netanyahu 33rd
10 Yehudit Naot
(1944-2004)
Yehudit Naot. Minister of the Environment Shinui 28 February 2003 17 October 2004 58 Ariel Sharon 30th
11 Ruhama Avraham
(born 1964)
Ruhama Avraham. Minister without Portfolio Kadima 4 July 2007 14 July 2008 43 Ehud Olmert 31st
Minister of Tourism 14 July 2008 31 March 2009 44
12 Sofa Landver
(born 1949)
Sofa Landver. Minister of Immigrant Absorption Yisrael Beiteinu 18 March 2013 10 May 2015 63 Benjamin Netanyahu 32nd
Minister of Aliyah and Integration 30 May 2016 18 November 2018 66 34th
13 Orit Noked
(born 1952)
Orit Noked. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Independence 19 January 2011 18 March 2013 58 Benjamin Netanyahu 32nd
14 Yael German
(born 1947)
Yael German. Minister of Health Yesh Atid 18 March 2013 4 December 2014 63 Benjamin Netanyahu 33rd
15= Gila Gamliel
(born 1974)
Gila Gamliel. Minister for Social Equality Likud 14 May 2015 incumbent 41 Benjamin Netanyahu 34th
15= Miri Regev
(born 1965)
Miri Regev. Minister of Culture and Sport Likud 14 May 2015 incumbent 49 Benjamin Netanyahu 34th
15= Ayelet Shaked
(born 1976)
Ayelet Shaked. Minister of Justice The Jewish Home 14 May 2015 4 June 2019 39 Benjamin Netanyahu 34th
16 Yifat Shasha-Biton
(born 1973)
Yifat Shasha-Biton Minister of Construction and Housing Kulanu 9 January 2019 incumbent 45 Benjamin Netanyahu 34th

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