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Ministry Of Science, Technology And Space
The MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SPACE is a government ministry in Israel
Israel
, headed by the SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SPACE MINISTER. The portfolio has been renamed several times since its creation, and has previously included Culture and Sport, which is now the responsibility of the Culture and Sport Ministry . In April 2013, the Ministry added "Space" to its name to promote space research and technology . The ministry is responsible for defining national policy on issues related to Science and technology in Israel
Israel
, and promoting scientific and technological research, infrastructure and projects. In addition, under its jurisdiction, it acts to develop human capital, increase the social and economic vigor of Israeli society, and maintain equal opportunity in all areas of science and technology
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Yaakov Peri
YA\'AKOV PERI (Hebrew : יעקב פרי‎‎, born 20 February 1944) is a former head of the Israeli security agency Shin Bet
Shin Bet
and currently a member of the Knesset
Knesset
for Yesh Atid . He headed Shin Bet
Shin Bet
between 1988 and 1994, after which he entered the business world. He became an MK in 2013 and was appointed Minister of Science, Technology and Space , a post he held until resigning on 2 December 2014. BIOGRAPHYPeri was born in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
during the Mandate era , and grew up in Netanya
Netanya
. After his military service he attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
University , gaining a BA in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
, Israel. In 1966 he joined Shin Bet, and initially trained to be a field officer working in the Arab sector
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The Jewish Home
THE JEWISH HOME (Hebrew : הַבַּיִת הַיְהוּדִי‎, HABAYIT HAYEHUDI) is an Orthodox Jewish , religious Zionist political party in Israel
Israel
, formed as the successor party to the National Religious Party . It was originally formed by a merger of the National Religious Party , Moledet , and Tkuma in November 2008. However, after its top representative was placed 17th on the new party's list, Moledet broke away from the party, and instead ran on a joint list with Hatikva called the National Union . Tkuma also rejoined the National Union whereas the Ahi faction have joined Likud . For the 19th Knesset
Knesset
Elections , The Jewish Home
The Jewish Home
and Tkuma parties merged their lists under the leadership of the chairman of The Jewish Home; Naftali Bennett , Uri Bank, and his Moledet party supported the merger
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Yesh Atid
YESH ATID (Hebrew : יֵשׁ עָתִיד‎, lit. There is a Future) is a political party founded by former journalist Yair Lapid
Yair Lapid
in 2012 that seeks to represent what it considers the center of Israeli society : the secular middle class . It focuses primarily on civic, socioeconomic, and governance issues, including government reform and ending military draft exemptions for the ultra-Orthodox. In 2013, Yesh Atid
Yesh Atid
placed second in the general election , winning 19 seats in the 120-seat Knesset
Knesset
, far more than polls had predicted it would win. It then entered into a coalition led by Benjamin Netanyahu 's Likud . In the 2015 election , the party refused to back Netanyahu and joined the opposition after suffering a significant setback in the polls
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Danny Danon
DANNY DANON (Hebrew : דני דנון, born 8 May 1971), is Israel ’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations
United Nations
. Danon previously served a member of the Knesset
Knesset
from the Likud
Likud
Party, as Minister of Science, Technology and Space and as Deputy Minister of Defense. During his term in the 18th Knesset
Knesset
, Danon served as Deputy Speaker, Chair of the Special
Special
Committee on the Rights of the Child, and Chair of the Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs. In June 2016 Danon was elected as chair of the UN’s Legal Committee, the first Israeli to ever hold the position
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Thirty-fourth Government Of Israel
The THIRTY-FOURTH GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL, also known as the Fourth Netanyahu Government, is the current government of Israel, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . It was formed after the March 2015 Knesset elections . The coalition that makes up the government, consisting of the parties Likud , United Torah Judaism , Shas , Kulanu and the Jewish Home , was submitted to the President of Israel just before the deadline on 6 May 2015. The government ministers were introduced, approved by the Knesset and sworn in on 14 May. The government deputy ministers were sworn in on 19 May. Between them, the parties hold 61 of the 120 seats in the Knesset. The elections that led to the formation of the government were a result of events on 2 December 2014, when Netanyahu dismissed two of his ministers whose parties' members subsequently resigned from the 33rd government of Israel , dissolving the government ahead of schedule
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Daniel Hershkowitz
DANIEL HERSHKOWITZ (Hebrew : דניאל הרשקוביץ‎; born 2 January 1953 in Haifa , Israel) is an Israeli politician, mathematician and rabbi . He previously served as a professor of mathematics at the Technion and is also rabbi of the Ahuza neighborhood in Haifa . He was appointed president of Bar-Ilan University in 2013. CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Education * 1.2 Academia * 1.3 Political career * 2 References * 3 External links BIOGRAPHYEDUCATIONHershkowitz earned his BSc in 1973, MSc in 1976, and DSc in 1982, all from the Technion . His yeshiva studies were conducted at Mercaz HaRav ; he received his Semikha (ordination) in 1995 from Rabbis She\'ar Yashuv Cohen , Shlomo Chelouche and Nehemyah Roth, as well as an additional ordination "Rabbi of the City" from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel (2001)
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Raleb Majadele
RALEB MAJADELE (Arabic : غالب مجادلة‎‎, Levantine Arabic : ; Hebrew : ראלב מג'אדלה‎, ; also spelt GHALEB MAJADELE, born 5 April 1953) is an Israeli Arab
Israeli Arab
politician. He served as a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party in three spells between 2004 and 2015, and became the country's first Muslim minister when appointed Minister without Portfolio on 28 January 2007. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Quotes * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYBorn in Baqa al-Gharbiyye
Baqa al-Gharbiyye
, as a teenager Majadele was a member of HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed youth movement, becoming its secretary. A businessman, he became secretary of the Regional Workers Council, and headed the Education and Sport department of the Histadrut
Histadrut
trade union
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Roni Bar-On
RONI BAR-ON (Hebrew : רוני בר-און‎‎, born 2 June 1948) is an Israeli politician and lawyer. He served as a member of the Knesset
Knesset
for Likud and Kadima
Kadima
between 2003 and 2011, and is also a former Minister of Finance . BIOGRAPHYBar-On was born in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
shortly after Israeli independence in 1948. After his national service , in which he rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, he studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem . Whilst working as a lawyer he became a Justice in the Military Court of Appeals in the West Bank
West Bank
. In 1997 he was appointed Attorney General , but resigned as a consequence of heavy criticism related to the 'Bar-On Hebron
Hebron
' scandal, which involved allegations against chief officials that they recommended Bar-On to the position for personal reasons
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Kadima
KADIMA (Hebrew : קדימה‎, lit. Forward) was a centrist and liberal political party in Israel
Israel
. It was established on 24 November 2005 by moderates from Likud
Likud
largely to support the issue of Ariel Sharon
Ariel Sharon
's unilateral disengagement plan , and was soon joined by like-minded Labor politicians. With Ehud Olmert
Ehud Olmert
as party chairman following Sharon's stroke, it became the largest party in the Knesset
Knesset
after the 2006 elections , winning 29 of the 120 seats, and led a coalition government. Although Kadima
Kadima
also won the most seats in the 2009 elections under Tzipi Livni 's leadership, it became an opposition party for the first time after a Likud-led government was formed. Livni was defeated in the 2012 leadership election , losing out to the more conservative Shaul Mofaz
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Ophir Pines-Paz
OPHIR PINES-PAZ (Hebrew : אופיר פינס-פז‎, born 11 July 1961) is an Israeli former politician who served as Minister of Internal Affairs , Minister of Science, Culture and was the only Labor Party minister to vote against the party coming into the government, stating in an interview: "The moment the government decided to allow the inclusion of Lieberman and his party, whose leaders are infected with racist and anti-democratic statements, I am left with no other choice." In the Labor leadership election in 2007 he came fourth in the first round, switching his support to eventual winner Ehud Barak in the second round. He came second in the party's primary elections prior to the 2009 Knesset elections , and took third place on the party list. In January 2010 Pines-Paz announced he was retiring from politics and leaving the Labor Party, which he said "had abandoned its values over the past 15 years". His seat was taken by Einat Wilf
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Yuli Tamir
YAEL "YULI" TAMIR (Hebrew : יולי תמיר‬, born 26 February 1954) is an Israeli academic and former politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party between 2003 and 2010, and as Minister of Immigrant Absorption and Education . Since 2010 she has been President of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Selected publications * 2.1 Books * 2.2 Journal articles * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYBorn in Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv
(some sources state Ramat Gan
Ramat Gan
), Tamir served in Aman 's 848 Unit during her national service , and during the Yom Kippur War , she served as an officer in an outpost on the Sinai . She received a BA in Biology and an MA in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
. She received a PhD in Political Philosophy from Oxford
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Geula Cohen
GEULAH COHEN (Hebrew : גאולה כהן‎‎, born 25 December 1925) is former Israeli politician and activist who founded the Tehiya party. She won the Israel Prize in 2003. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Political career * 3 Views and opinions * 4 Awards and recognition * 5 Published work * 6 References * 7 External links BIOGRAPHYGeulah Cohen was born in Tel Aviv during the Mandate era . She studied at the Levinsky Teachers Seminary, and earned a master's degree in Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Literature and Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem . In 1942 she joined the Irgun , and moved to Stern gang (Lehi) the following year. A radio announcer for the group, she was arrested by the British authorities in 1946. She was imprisoned in Bethlehem , but escaped from jail in 1947. She was also editor of the Lehi newspaper Youth Front
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Tehiya
TEHIYA (Hebrew : תחיה‎‎, Revival), originally known as BANAI (Hebrew: בנא"י, an acronym for Land of Israel
Israel
Loyalists' Alliance (Hebrew: ברית נאמני ארץ ישראל)), then TEHIYA-BNAI (Hebrew: תחייה-בנא"י), was an ultranationalist political party in Israel
Israel
. The party existed from 1979 until 1992. In the eyes of many, Tehiya
Tehiya
was identified with Geula Cohen , who founded the party and headed it throughout its existence
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Ministry Of Agriculture And Rural Development (Israel)
The MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT of Israel (Hebrew : משרד החקלאות ופיתוח הכפר‎, Misrad HaHakla'ut UFitu'ah HaKfar) is the ministry of the Israeli government that oversees the country\'s agricultural industry . The ministry was originally called MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, but in 1992 the title was changed to its current form. The Development Ministry , which oversaw rural development , was abolished in 1974. LIST OF MINISTERSThe Agriculture and Rural Development Minister (Hebrew : שר החקלאות ופיתוח הכפר‎, Sar HaHakla'ut vePituah HaKfar; Arabic : وزير الزراعة وتطوير القرية‎) is the political head of the ministry, considered a relatively minor position in the Israel cabinet
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Deputy Leaders Of Israel
DEPUTY LEADERS in Israel
Israel
fall into three categories: Acting Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, and Vice Prime Minister. Deputy Prime Minister and Vice Prime Minister are honorary rather than official executive positions, but entitle the office-holder to a place in the cabinet . Acting Prime Ministers take the place of the Prime Minister if he or she is temporarily incapacitated, while the incumbent is still in office. If the Prime Minister is removed by impeachment, dies, or becomes permanently incapacitated, the cabinet appoints an Interim Prime Minister to serve until a new government is formed
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