The thirteenth government of Israel was formed by Levi Eshkol on 12 January 1966, following the November 1965 elections. His coalition included the Alignment (an alliance of Mapai and Ahdut HaAvoda), the National Religious Party, Mapam, the Independent Liberals, Poalei Agudat Yisrael, Progress and Development and Cooperation and Brotherhood, and had eighteen ministers.
|Third Eshkol Cabinet|
13th Cabinet of Israel
|Date formed||12 January 1966|
|Date dissolved||17 March 1969|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||Zalman Shazar|
|Head of government||Levi Eshkol (until 26 February 1969)|
Yigal Allon (until 17 March 1969)
Rafi (from 5 June 1967)
National Religious Party
Gahal (from 5 June 1967)
Poalei Agudat Yisrael
Progress and Development
Cooperation and Brotherhood
|Status in legislature||Coalition|
|Opposition leader||Menachem Begin (until 1967)|
Yitzhak-Meir Levin (from 1967)
|Election(s)||1965 Israeli legislative election|
|Legislature term(s)||6th Knesset|
|Predecessor||12th Cabinet of Israel|
|Successor||14 Cabinet of Israel|
On 5 June 1967, the first day of the Six-Day War, Gahal and Rafi joined the government, with the number of ministers rising to 21. Eshkol died on 26 February 1969, and the government was temporarily led by Yigal Allon until Golda Meir formed the fourteenth government on 17 March 1969.
¹ Kol was elected to the Knesset on the Independent Liberal list, but resigned his seat after being appointed to the cabinet.
2 Although Barzilai or Bentov were not MKs at the time, both were members of Mapam.
- The thirteenth government of Israel Knesset website