Ministers and Senior Officials of the 31st Government of Israel

Ministers and Senior Officials of the 31st Government of Israel


(List of ministers updated 15 July 2008)

Photo: May 2006
   Shimon Peres - President

Cabinet Ministers

 Ehud Olmert - Prime Minister

 Tzipi Livni - Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs
 Haim Ramon - Vice Premier

 Ehud Barak - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense
 Shaul Mofaz - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Transportation and Road Safety
 Eliyahu Yishai - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor

 Eli Aflalo - Minister of Immigrant Absorption
 Ariel Atias - Minister of Communications
 Ruhama Avraham - Minister of Tourism
 Ami Ayalon - Minister without Portfolio
 Ronnie Bar-On - Minister of Finance
 Yacov Ben Yizri - Minister of Health
 Benjamin Ben-Eliezer - Minister of National Infrastructures
 Ze'ev Boim
- Minister of Housing and Construction
 Yitzhak Cohen - Minister without Portfolio (responsible for the religious councils)
 Abraham Dicter - Minister of Public Security
 Ya'akov Edery - Minister for the Development of the Negev and the Galilee 
 Rafi Eitan - Minister of Pensioner Affairs
Gideon Ezra - Minister of Environmental Protection
 Daniel Friedmann - Minister of Justice
 Isaac Herzog - Minister of Welfare and Social Services, Minister of the Diaspora, Society, and Fight Against Antisemitism
 Raleb Majadele - Minister of Science, Culture and Sports
 Meshulam Nahari - Minister without Portfolio
 Meir Sheetrit - Minister of the Interior
 Shalom Simhon - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
 Yuli Tamir - Minister of Education

List of ministers on 4 May 2006 (Photo: Reuters)


 Deputy Ministers

 Matan Vilnai - Deputy Minister of Defense
 Majalli Whbee - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Senior Government Officials

 Dalia Itzik, MK - Speaker of the Knesset
 Dorit Beinisch - President of the Supreme Court 
 Micha Lindenstrauss - State Comptroller and Ombudsman
Stanley Fischer - Governor of the Bank of Israel
 Lt.-Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi - IDF Chief of General Staff
Menachem Mazuz - Attorney General
Rabbi Shlomo Amar - Sephardi Chief Rabbi
Rabbi Yona Metzger
- Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi
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