Chaim Herzog

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Chaim Herzog
Herzog in 1990
6th President of Israel
In office
5 May 1983 – 13 May 1993
Prime MinisterMenachem Begin
Yitzhak Shamir
Shimon Peres
Yitzhak Shamir
Yitzhak Rabin
Preceded byYitzhak Navon
Succeeded byEzer Weizman
Personal details
Born(1918-09-17)17 September 1918
Belfast, Ireland, United Kingdom
Died17 April 1997(1997-04-17) (aged 78)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Resting placeMount Herzl, Jerusalem
Political partyAlignment (1981–91)
Spouse(s)Aura (née Ambache)
(1947–97, his death)
Children4, including Isaac
Alma materUniversity College London, University of London
Military service
AllegianceUnited Kingdom (1943–47)
Israel (1948–62)
Branch/serviceBritish Army
Israel Defence Forces
Rank Major (UK)
Major-general (Israel)
Battles/warsWorld War II
1948 Arab–Israeli War

Major-General Chaim Herzog (Hebrew: חיים הרצוג‎; 17 September 1918 – 17 April 1997)[1] was an Israeli politician, general, lawyer and author.

He was head of the Military Intelligence Directorate (Aman) in 1949-1950 and 1959-1962, and was the sixth President of Israel between 1983 and 1993.

His son, Isaac Herzog, is the 11th President of Israel.

Herzog died on 17 April 1997 in Tel Aviv, Israel from heart failure caused by pneumonia at the age of 78.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pace, Eric (18 April 1997). "Chaim Herzog, Former Israeli President, Dies at 78". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 June 2016.