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Government : Presidents of Israel

The President of the State of Israel is elected by the 120 members of the Knesset. The Presidency is not a part of the three branches of government.

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List of Presidents of Israel
No.PortraitNameHebrewStart date
11Isaac HerzogIsaac Herzog
(1960- )
Birthplace:
Tel Aviv
יצחק הרצוג2021-07-07
10Reuven RivlinReuven Rivlin
(1939- )
Birthplace:
Jerusalem
ראובן ריבלין2014-06-10
9Shimon PeresShimon Peres
(1923-2016)
Birthplace:
Wiszniew, Poland
(Vishnyeva, Belarus)
שמעון פרס2007-07-15
8Moshe KatsavMoshe Katsav
(1945- )
Birthplace:
Yazd, Iran
משה קצב2000-08-15
7Ezer WeizmanEzer Weizman
(1924-2005)
Birthplace:
Tel Aviv
עזר ויצמן1993
6Chaim HerzogChaim Herzog
(1918-1997)
Birthplace:
Belfast, Ireland
חיים הרצוג1983-05-05
5Yitzhak NavonYitzhak Navon
(1921-2015)
Birthplace:
Jerusalem
יצחק נבון1978-04-19
4Ephraim KatzirEphraim Katzir
(1916-2009)
Birthplace:
Kiev, Russia
אפרים קציר1972-05-24
3Zalman ShazarZalman Shazar
(1889-1974)
Birthplace:
Mir, Belarus
זלמן שזר1963-05-21
2Yitzhak Ben-ZviYitzhak Ben-Zvi
(1884-1963)
Birthplace:
Poltava, Ukraine
יצחק בן צבי1952-12-15
1Chaim WeizmannChaim Weizmann
(1874-1952)
Birthplace:
Motal, Belarus
חיים ויצמן1949-02-15