Kiryat Menachem Begin

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Kiryat Menachem Begin, named after former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Menachem Begin
' was a politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Before independence, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, the Revisionist breakaway from the larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah. He proclaimed a revolt, on 1 February 1944,...

 and also known as Kiryat HaMemshala, is a complex of government buildings in East Jerusalem
East Jerusalem
East Jerusalem or Eastern Jerusalem refer to the parts of Jerusalem captured and annexed by Jordan in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and then captured and annexed by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War...

 located between Sheikh Jarrah
Sheikh Jarrah
Sheikh Jarrah is a predominantly Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem on the road to Mount Scopus.-History:Sheikh Jarrah was established on the slopes of Mount Scopus, taking its name from the tomb of Sheikh Jarrah. The tomb, dated to 1201, is the burial place of Husam al-Din al-Jarrahi, an...

 in the north, adjacent to Mount Scopus
Mount Scopus
Mount Scopus , جبل المشهد , جبل الصوانة) is a mountain in northeast Jerusalem. In the wake of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Mount Scopus became a UN protected Jewish exclave within Jordanian-occupied territory until the Six-Day War in 1967...

 in the east and Ammunition Hill in the west. It serves as home to several government offices, along with the main government complex
Kiryat hamemshala
Kiryat HaMemshala , also known as Kiryat Ben-Gurion, is a complex of government buildings in the Givat Ram neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel.-History:...

 in Givat Ram
Givat Ram
Givat Ram is a neighborhood in central Jerusalem, Israel. Many of Israel's most important national institutions are located in Givat Ram, among them the Knesset, the Israel Museum, the National Library of Israel and the Israeli Supreme Court.-Etymology:...

. It also includes the National Headquarters of the Israel Police
National Headquarters of the Israel Police
The National Headquarters of the Israel Police is the headquarters of the Israel Police, located in Kiryat Menachem Begin in Jerusalem.- History :...

.

The complex includes the following institutions:
  • The Ministry of Public Security
    Ministry of Public Security (Israel)
    The Ministry of Public Security , also Ministry of Internal Security, is a government agency of Israel. It is the statewide law enforcement agency and oversees the Israel Police and the Israel Prison Service.-Minister of Public Security:...

  • The Housing and Construction Minister of Israel
    Housing and Construction Minister of Israel
    The Ministry of Housing and Construction is a portfolio in the Israeli cabinet. The ministry was created in 1961, and until 1977 it was known as the Ministry of Housing. Construction was also previously part of the Labour and Construction ministry during the provisional government between 1948 and...

  • The Science and Technology Minister of Israel


History


Government offices area in East Jerusalem were built after the Six-Day War
Six-Day War
The Six-Day War , also known as the June War, 1967 Arab-Israeli War, or Third Arab-Israeli War, was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967, by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt , Jordan, and Syria...

 in 1967 in an area that separated western and eastern Jerusalem. the first building was the National Headquarters of the Israel Police
National Headquarters of the Israel Police
The National Headquarters of the Israel Police is the headquarters of the Israel Police, located in Kiryat Menachem Begin in Jerusalem.- History :...

 that was inaugurated in 1973, planned by architect Dan Eytan. in the early 1980's, Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Menachem Begin
' was a politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Before independence, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, the Revisionist breakaway from the larger Jewish paramilitary organization Haganah. He proclaimed a revolt, on 1 February 1944,...

decided to set up government offices close to the police headquarters. After his death the area was names after him.