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The Eighth Government
The Eighth Government 7.1.58-17.12.59 – Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
  The Eighth Government
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Standing from right to left:
Moshe Carmel – Minister of Transportation
Mordechai Bentov – Minister of Development
Yosef Burg – Minister of Postal Services
Israel Barzilai – Minister of Health
Kadish Luz – Minister of Agriculture
Bechor-Shalom Sheetrit – Minister of Police
Pinhas Sapir – Minister of Trade and Industry
Zalman Aran – Minister of Education and Culture
Mordechai Namir – Minister of Labor

Seated from right to left:
Peretz Naftali – Minister without Portfolio
Pinhas Rosen – Minister of Justice
David Ben-Gurion – Prime Minister and Minister of Defense
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi – Second President
Golda Meir – Minister of Foreign Affairs
Israel Bar Yehuda – Minister of Interior

Government Members:
David Ben-Gurion – Prime Minister and Minister of Defense
Zalman Aran – Minister of Education and Culture
Levi Eshkol – Minister of Finance
Yosef Burg – Minister of Postal Services until 1.7.58
Mordechai Bentov – Minister of Development
Israel Barzilai – Minister of Health until 1.7.58, thereafter Minister of Postal Services
Israel Bar Yehuda – Minister of Interior
Moshe Carmel – Minister of Transportation
Kadish Luz – Minister of Agriculture
Golda Meir – Minister of Foreign Affairs
Peretz Naftali – Minister without Portfolio until 1.7.58, thereafter Minister of Health and Minister of Welfare
Pinhas Sapir – Minister of Trade and Industry
Pinhas Rosen – Minister of Justice
Bechor-Shalom Sheetrit – Minister of Police
Haim Moshe Shapira – Minister of Religions and Minister of Welfare until 1.7.58
Mordechai Namir – Minister of Labor
Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Toledano – Minister of Religions from 3.12.58

Comments:
1. With the transfer of the Ministry of Postal Services to Israel Barzilai, the Ministries of Health and Welfare were transferred to Peretz Naftali.
2. Ministers Burg and Shapira resigned on 1.7.58
3. The Prime Minister resigned on 5.7.59.  The Government served as a transitional Government for 5 months and 12 days.

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