1st Government

David Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister
(7 Adar 5709 — 8 March 1949)

founding of Israel

In photo, left to right: Golda Meir, Minister of Labor; Zalman Shazar, Minister of Education and Culture; Behor Shalom Shitrit, Minister of Police; unidentified; Dov Yosef, Minister of Agriculture, Supply and Rationing; Eliezer Kaplan, Minister of Finance, Trade and Industry; Moshe Shertok (Sharett), Foreign Minister; David Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense; Ze’ev Sharef, Cabinet Secretary; Pinhas Rosenblueth (Rosen), Minister of Justice; David Remez, Minister of Transport; Moshe Shapira, Minister of Interior, Immigration and Health; Yitzhak Meir Levin, Minister of Social Welfare; Yehuda Maimon (Fishman), Minister of Religious Affairs and War Casualties.