List of presidents of Israel

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This is the list of presidents of the State of Israel.

Chairmen of the Provisional State Council (1948–1949)[change | change source]

Chairman Elected
(term)
No. Portrait Name
(Lifespan)
Term of office Political party
(at time of appointment)
1 Ben-Gurion.jpg David Ben-Gurion
דוד בן-גוריון
(1886–1973)
14 May 1948 16 May 1948 Mapai
2 Flickr - Government Press Office (GPO) - President Chaim Weizmann.jpg Chaim Weizmann
חיים עזריאל ויצמן
(1874–1952)
16 May 1948 17 February 1949 General Zionists

List of presidents (since 1949)[change | change source]

President Elected
(term)
No. Portrait Name
(Lifespan)
Term of office Political party
(at time of appointment)
1 Flickr - Government Press Office (GPO) - President Chaim Weizmann.jpg Chaim Weizmann
חיים עזריאל ויצמן
(1874–1952)
17 February 1949 25 November 1951 General Zionists 1949 (1st)
25 November 1951 9 November 1952[1] 1951 (2nd)
2 Yitzhak Ben-Zvi.jpg 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[2] 1962 (5th)
3 Portrait of Zalman Shazar.jpg 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 EKatzir771.jpg Ephraim Katzir
אפרים קציר
(1916–2009)
24 May 1973 29 May 1978 Alignment 1973 (8th)
5 Portrait of MP Yitzhak Navon.jpg Yitzhak Navon
יצחק נבון
(1921–2015)
29 May 1978 5 May 1983 Alignment 1978 (9th)
6 Israeli President Chaim Herzog.jpg Chaim Herzog
חיים הרצוג
(1918–1997)
5 May 1983 23 February 1988 Alignment 1983 (10th)
23 February 1988 13 May 1993 1988 (11th)
7 פרופ' שלמה אקשטיין ועזר ויצמן (24519769611) (cropped).jpg Ezer Weizman
עזר ויצמן
(1924–2005)
13 May 1993 4 March 1998 Labor 1993 (12th)
4 March 1998 13 July 2000[3] 1998 (13th)
8 Moshe Katsav 2, by Amir Gilad.JPG Moshe Katsav
משה קצב
(born 1945)
1 August 2000 1 July 2007[4][5] Likud 2000 (14th)
9 Shimon Peres in Brazil (cropped 2).jpg Shimon Peres
שמעון פרס
(1923–2016)
15 July 2007 24 July 2014 Kadima 2007 (15th)
10 Reuven Rivlin as the president of Israel (cropped).jpg Reuven Rivlin
ראובן ריבלין
(born 1939)
24 July 2014 7 July 2021 Likud 2014 (16th)
11 President-elect Isaac Herzog, June 2021.jpg Isaac Herzog
יצחק "בוז׳י" הרצוג
(born 1960)
7 July 2021 Incumbent
(Term expires in 2028)
Independent 2021 (17th)

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