Prime Minister of Israel

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The Prime Minister of Israel is the head of the Israeli government and is the most powerful political officer in Israel. He or she wields executive power in the country, and has an official residence in Jerusalem. The current Prime Minister is Benjamin Netanyahu of Likud.

List of Prime Ministers[change | edit source]

# Picture Name Born - Died Term started Term ended Political Party
1. David BG.jpg David Ben-Gurion (1st time) 1886 - 1973 14 May 1948 7 December 1953 Mapai
2. Moshe Sharett 1894 - 1965 7 December 1953 2 November 1955 Mapai
David BG.jpg David Ben-Gurion (2nd time) 1886 - 1973 2 November 1955 21 June 1963 Mapai
3. Levi Eshkol.jpg Levi Eshkol 1 1895 - 1969 21 June 1963 1 November 1965 Mapai
Levi Eshkol.jpg Levi Eshkol 2 1895 - 1969 1 November 1965 26 February 1969 Alignment
3b. N/A Yigal Allon (acting) 2 1918 - 1980 26 February 1969 17 March 1969 Alignment
4. Golda Meir 03265u.jpg Golda Meir 1898 - 1978 17 March 1969 3 June 1974 Alignment
5. Yitzak Rabin PD.jpg Yitzhak Rabin (1st time)3 1922 - 1995 3 June 1974 21 June 1977 Alignment
6. Menachem Begin 2.jpg Menachem Begin 1913 - 1992 21 June 1977 10 October 1983 Likud
7. Yitzhak Shamir.jpg Yitzhak Shamir (1st time) 1915 - 2012 10 October 1983 14 September 1984 Likud
8. Shimon Peres 2001-10-22.jpg Shimon Peres (1st time) 4 1923 - 14 September 1984 20 October 1986 Alignment
Yitzhak Shamir.jpg Yitzhak Shamir (2nd time) 4 1915 - 2012 20 October 1986 13 July 1992 Likud
Yitzak Rabin PD.jpg Yitzhak Rabin (2nd time) 5 1922 - 1995 13 July 1992 4 November 1995 Labour
Shimon Peres 2001-10-22.jpg Shimon Peres (2nd time) 5 1923 - 4 November 1995 18 June 1996 Labour
9. Benjamin Netanyahu.jpg Benjamin Netanyahu 1949 - 18 June 1996 6 July 1999 Likud
10. Ehud Barak.jpg Ehud Barak 1942 - 6 July 1999 7 March 2001 One Israel/Labour
11. Ariel Sharon 2004.jpg Ariel Sharon 6 1928 - 2014 7 March 2001 21 November 2005 Likud
Ariel Sharon 2004.jpg Ariel Sharon 6 7 1928 - 2014 21 November 2005 4 January 2006 Kadima
11b. Ehud Olmert (Sao Paulo 2005).jpg Ehud Olmert (acting)7 1945 - 4 January 2006 14 April 2006 Kadima
12. Ehud Olmert (Sao Paulo 2005).jpg Ehud Olmert 7 8 1945 - 14 April 2006 31 March 2008 Kadima
13. Benjamin Netanyahu.jpg Benjamin Netanyahu 1949 - 31 March 2009 present Likud

Living former Prime Ministers[change | edit source]

Name Term Date of birth
Shimon Peres (1st) 1984 – 1986 (2nd) 1995 – 1996 2 August 1923
Benjamin Netanyahu (1st) 1996 – 1999 (2nd) 2009- 21 October 1949
Ehud Barak 1999 – 2001 12 February 1942