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Yitzhak Navon

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Yitzhak Navon
5th President of Israel
In office
24 May 1978 – 5 May 1983
Prime MinisterMenachem Begin
Preceded byEphraim Katzir
Succeeded byChaim Herzog
Personal details
Born(1921-04-09)9 April 1921
Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine
Died6 November 2015(2015-11-06) (aged 94)
Jerusalem, Israel
Political partyAlignment
Spouse(s)Ofira Resnikov
(m. 1963-1993, her death)
Miri Shafir
(m. 2008-2015, his death)

Yitzhak Navon (Hebrew: יצחק נבון‎; 9 April 1921 – 6 November 2015) was an Israeli politician, diplomat and author. He was the fifth President of Israel between 1978 and 1983. He was the first Israeli president to be born in Jerusalem and not Russia.

In 2005, people voted him as the 108th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. גיא בניוביץ' (20 June 1995). "הישראלי מספר 1: יצחק רבין – תרבות ובידור". Ynet. Retrieved 10 July 2011.

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