The current government, the 34th government, was sworn on May 14th, 2015, more than two months after the elections to the 20th Knesset. The government is headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is serving his fourth term in office.
Netanyahu's fourth cabinet is supported by a five-party coalition: Likud, Kulanu, Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home), Shas and United Torah Judaism (UTJ). Together, these five parties holds a minimal majority of 61 MKs (members of Knesset). The cabinet includes 21 members: 12 from Likud, including the Prime Minister, 3 from Kulanu and Habayit Hayehudi each, 2 from Shas and from UTJ.
The table below presents the current members of the government.
|Position in Government||Name||Political Party|
|Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs and Communications Minister||Benjamin Netanyahu||Likud|
|Finance Minister||Moshe Kahlon||Kulanu|
|Minister of Defense||Moshe Ya'alon||Likud|
|Minister of Education||Naftali Bennett||Habayit Hayehudi|
|Minister of the Economy||Arye Deri||Shas|
|Minister of Internal Affairs||Silvan Shalom||Likud|
|Minister of Internal Security||Gilad Ardan||Likud|
|Minister of Health||Yaakov Litzman||UTJ|
|Minister of Justice||Ayelet Shaked||Habayit Hayehudi|
|Minister of Tourism||Yariv Levin||Likud|
|Minister of Transportation and Intellignece||Yisrael Katz||Likud|
|Minister of Energy & Water||Yuval Steinitz||Likud|
|Minister of Construction||Yoav Galant||Kulanu|
|Minister of Welfare & Social Services||Haim Katz||Likud|
|Minister of Culture & Sport||Miri Regev||Likud|
|Minister of Agriculture||Uri Ariel||Habayit Hayehudi|
|Minister of Immigrant & Absorption||Ze'ev Elkin||Likud|
|Minister of Enviornmental Protection||Avi Gabai||Kulanu|
|Minister of Science, Technology & Space||Ofir Akunis||Likud|
|Minister of Religious Services||David Azulai||Shas|
|Minister for Senior Citizens||Gila Gamliel||Likud|
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