Transportation Minister of Israel

The Transportation Minister of Israel (currently styled as the Minister of Transportation and Road Safety ( _he. שר התחבורה והבטיחות בדרכים, "Sar HaTakhbura veHaBetikhut BeDerekhim")) is the government minister at the head of the Transportation Ministry in Israel. A relatively minor post in the Israeli cabinet, it is often given to smaller parties in the governing coalitions. Nevertheless, there has been a Transportation Minister in every Israeli government to date. Shaul Mofaz of Kadima, a former Minister of Defense is the incumbent.

Three Prime Ministers (David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin and Ariel Sharon) have held the Transportation portfolio whilst in office, though only for a short time, whilst three Transportation Ministers (Ezer Weizman, Moshe Katsav and Shimon Peres) have gone on to become President.

There is also occasionally a Deputy Minster of Transportation.

List of Transportation Ministers

1 Died in office

2 Also serving Prime Minister

3 Not an MK until 9/6/1958

4 Not an MK after 17/3/1969

5 Not an MK

Deputy Ministers

1 Died in office

External links

* [http://www.knesset.gov.il/govt/eng/GovtByMinistry_eng.asp?ministry=16 All Ministers in the Ministry of Transportation] Knesset website en icon


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