Fourth Government of Israel
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Fourth Government of Israel
Fourth Ben-Gurion Cabinet
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Date formed24 December 1952 (1952-12-24)
Date dissolved26 January 1954 (1954-01-26)
People and organisations
Head of stateYitzhak Ben-Zvi
Head of governmentDavid Ben-Gurion
Member partiesMapai
General Zionists
Progressive Party
Hapoel HaMizrachi
Poalei Agudat Yisrael
Mizrachi
Democratic List for Israeli Arabs
Progress and Work
Agriculture and Development
Status in legislatureCoalition
Opposition leaderMeir Ya'ari
History
Legislature term(s)2nd Knesset
Predecessor3rd cabinet of Israel
Successor5th cabinet of Israel
December 24, 1952. Ministers of the Fourth Government with the President. Sitting from left to right: Ben-Zion Dinor, David Ben-Gurion, President Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Dov Yosef. Standing from left to right: Peretz Naftali, Levi Eshkol, Pinchas Lavon, Yosef Serlin, Golda Meir, Pinhas Rosen, Moshe Sharett, Israel Rokach and Peretz Bernstein.

The fourth government of Israel was formed by David Ben-Gurion during the second Knesset on 24 December 1952. Ben-Gurion dropped the ultra-orthodox parties Agudat Yisrael and Poalei Agudat Yisrael from his coalition and replaced them with the General Zionists and the Progressive Party, who formed the government together with Mapai, Mizrachi, Hapoel HaMizrachi, the Democratic List for Israeli Arabs, Progress and Work and Agriculture and Development.

The government fell when Ben-Gurion resigned on 6 December 1953 as he wished to settle in the Negev kibbutz of Sde Boker.

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