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List of Presidents of Israel

This is a list of Chairmen and then Presidents of Israel since the establishment of that country in 1948.

Contents

  • Chairmen of the Provisional State Council (1948–1949) 1
  • Presidents of Israel (1949–present) 2
    • Notes 2.1
  • Main biographical data 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Chairmen of the Provisional State Council (1948–1949)

Colour key
Mapai/Alignment/Labor Likud Kadima No party
As Chairman of the Provisional Council, Chaim Weizmann served as de facto head of state until his election as President.
Chairman Elected
(Term)
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
(at time of appointment)
1 David Ben-Gurion
דוד בן-גוריון

(1886–1973)

14 May 1948 16 May 1948 Mapai
2 Chaim Weizmann
חיים עזריאל ויצמן

(1874–1952)

16 May 1948 17 February 1949 None

Presidents of Israel (1949–present)

Colour key
Mapai/Alignment/Labor Likud Kadima No party
A total of nine people have served as President of Israel, four of whom have served two consecutive terms. Additionally, one person, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, has served three consecutive terms.
President Elected
(Term)
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
(at time of appointment)
1 Chaim Weizmann
חיים עזריאל ויצמן

(1874–1952)

17 February 1949 25 November 1951 None 1949 (1st)
25 November 1951 9 November 1952 1951 (2nd)
2 Yitzhak Ben-Zvi
יצחק בן צבי

(1884–1963)

16 December 1952 28 October 1957 Mapai 1952 (3rd)
28 October 1957 30 October 1962 1957 (4th)
30 October 1962 23 April 1963 1962 (5th)
3 Zalman Shazar
זלמן שז"ר

(1889–1974)

21 May 1963 26 March 1968 Mapai 1963 (6th)
26 March 1968 24 May 1973 1968 (7th)
4 Ephraim Katzir
אפרים קציר

(1916–2009)

24 May 1973 29 May 1978 Alignment 1973 (8th)
5 Yitzhak Navon
יצחק נבון

(1921–)

29 May 1978 5 May 1983 Alignment 1978 (9th)
6 Chaim Herzog
חיים הרצוג

(1918–1997)

5 May 1983 23 February 1988 Alignment 1983 (10th)
23 February 1988 13 May 1993 1988 (11th)
7 Ezer Weizman
עזר ויצמן

(1924–2005)

13 May 1993 4 March 1998 Labor 1993 (12th)
4 March 1998 13 July 2000 1998 (13th)
8 Moshe Katsav
משה קצב

(1945–)

1 August 2000 1 July 2007 Likud 2000 (14th)
9 Shimon Peres
שמעון פרס

(1923–)

15 July 2007 24 July 2014 Kadima 2007 (15th)
10 Reuven Rivlin
ראובן ריבלין

(1939–)

24 July 2014 Incumbent Likud 2014 (16th)


Notes

  1. ^ David Ben-Gurion preceded Weizmann as Chairman of Provisional State Council, a position which he held from 14 to 16 or 17 May 1948. Weizmann's position remained as Chairman of Provisional State Council until 17 February 1949, when he was declared President by the first Knesset. Upon Weizmann's death on 9 November 1952, Knesset speaker Yosef Sprinzak took over as acting president until the inauguration of Yitzhak Ben-Zvi.
  2. ^ Upon Ben-Zvi's death on 23 April 1963, Knesset speaker Kadish Luz took over as acting president until the appointment of Zalman Shazar.
  3. ^ After Weizman resigned from the Presidency, Knesset speaker Avraham Burg took over as acting president until the appointment of Moshe Katsav.
  4. ^ After Katsav began a leave of absence due to police investigations on 25 January 2007, Knesset speaker Dalia Itzik took over as acting President. She continued in this role after Katsav's resignation came into effect on 1 July 2007 until Shimon Peres' inauguration on 15 July.
  5. ^ Majalli Wahabi assumed the presidency when Dalia Itzik was travelling to the United States becoming the first Druze and non-Jewish President of Israel.

Main biographical data

No. Name Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Place of Death Place of Burial
1 Weizmann, ChaimChaim Weizmann 27 November 1874 9 November 1952 Motal,
Russian Empire
Rehovot
Rehovot[1]
2 Ben-Zvi, YitzhakYitzhak Ben-Zvi 24 November 1884 23 April 1963 Poltava,
Russian Empire
Jerusalem
Har HaMenuchot
3 Shazar, ZalmanZalman Shazar 24 November 1889 5 October 1974 Mir,
Russian Empire
Jerusalem
Mount Herzl
4 Katzir, EphraimEphraim Katzir 16 May 1916 30 May 2009 Kiev,
Russian Empire
Rehovot
Rehovot Cemetery
5 Navon, YitzhakYitzhak Navon 9 April 1921 Jerusalem,
Mandatory Palestine
6 Herzog, ChaimChaim Herzog 17 September 1918 17 April 1997 Belfast,
United Kingdom
Tel Aviv
Mount Herzl
7 Weizman, EzerEzer Weizman 15 June 1924 24 April 2005 Tel Aviv,
Mandatory Palestine
Caesarea
Or Akiva
8 Katsav, MosheMoshe Katsav 5 December 1945 Yazd,
Iran
9 Peres, ShimonShimon Peres 2 August 1923 Vishnyeva,
Poland
10 Rivlin, ReuvenReuven Rivlin 9 September 1939 Jerusalem,
Mandatory Palestine

See also

References


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-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
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return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

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function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

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-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
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end

return p
  1. ^ http://president.gov.il/English/The_Presidency_In_Israel/Presidents_Of_Israel/Pages/ChaimWeizmann.aspx

External links

  • The official website of the President's Office, data about former presidents
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