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Israeli Politics: Presidents

(1948 - Present)

The President of Israel is the official head-of-state, though it is mostly a ceremonial position.
The President is elected to a seven-year term by the Knesset
Name
Years in Service
2014 - Present
2007 - 2014
(2000 - 2007)
(1993 - 2000)
(1983 - 1993)
(1978 - 1983)
(1973 - 1978)
(1963 - 1973)
(1952 - 1963)
(1949 - 1952)

*On January 25, 2007, Katsav was suspended after it was reported that Israel’s Attorney General planned to indict him on rape charges. During that time, MK Dalia Itzik served as the acting president.