Kiryat Menachem Begin
Kiryat Menachem Begin, named after former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and also known as Kiryat HaMemshala, is a complex of government buildings in East Jerusalem located between Sheikh Jarrah in the north, adjacent to Mount Scopus in the east and Ammunition Hill in the west.
The complex includes the following institutions:
- The Ministry of Public Security
- The Housing and Construction Minister of Israel
- The Science and Technology Minister of Israel
Government offices area in East Jerusalem were built after the Six-Day War in 1967 in an area that separated western and eastern Jerusalem. The first building was the National Headquarters of the Israel Police that was inaugurated in 1973, planned by architect Dan Eytan. In the early 1980s, Prime Minister Menachem Begin decided to set up government offices close to the police headquarters. After his death the area was named after him.