Tuesday, 13 November 2018

A List of Presidents of the State of Israel

 

Chairmen of the Provisional State Council (1948–1949)

As Chairman of the Provisional Council, Chaim Weizmann served as de facto head of state until his election as President.

NAME From To
David Ben-Gurion דוד בן-גוריון 14 May 1948 16 May 1948
Chaim Weizmann חיים עזריאל ויצמן 16 May 1948 17 February 1949

 

Presidents of Israel (1949–present)

A total of nine people have served as President of Israel, four of whom have served two consecutive terms. Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, has served three consecutive terms.

 

  English Name
Hebrew Name From - To
 

 Chaim Weizmann

 חיים עזריאל ויצמן

17 February 1949

25 November 1951

25 November 1951

9 November 1952

 

 Yitzhak Ben-Zvi

יצחק בן צבי

16 December 1952

28 October 1957

30 October 1962

28 October 1957

30 October 1962

23 April 1963

 

 Zalman Shazar

זלמן שז"ר

21 May 1963

26 March 1968

26 March 1968

24 May 1973

 

 Ephraim Katzir

 אפרים קציר  24 May 1973  29 May 1978
 

 Yitzhak Navon

 יצחק נבון  29 May 1978  5 May 1983
 

 Chaim Herzog

 חיים הרצוג

5 May 1983 

23 February 1988

23 February 1988

13 May 1993

 

 Ezer Weizman

עזר ויצמן

13 May 1993

4 March 1998

4 March 1998

13 July 2000

 

 Moshe Katsav

 משה קצב 1 August 2000 1 July 2007
 

 Shimon Peres

שמעון פרס 15 July 2007 24 July 2014
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 Reuven Rivlin

ראובן ריבלין 24 July 2014 Incumbent

 

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