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Israeli Politics: Prime Ministers

(1948 - Present)

The Prime Minister of Israel is the head of the Israeli government and chief executive of the state.
Prime Ministers are elected for four year terms but the Knesset can dissolve and call new elections at any time. This has been done on several occasions which explains why some prime ministers served less than four years.

Name

Years in Service

Yair Lapid (2022 - )
Naftali Bennett (2021 - 2022)

Benjamin Netanyahu

(2009 - 2021)

Ehud Olmert

(2006-2009)

Ariel Sharon

(2001-2006)

Ehud Barak

(1999-2001)

Benjamin Netanyahu

(1996-1999)

Shimon Peres

(1995-1996)

Yitzhak Rabin

(1992-1995)

Yitzhak Shamir

(1986-1992)

Shimon Peres

(1984-1986)

Yitzhak Shamir

(1983-1984)

Menachem Begin

(1977-1983)

Yitzhak Rabin

(1974-1977)

Golda Meir

(1969-1974)

Levi Eshkol

(1963-1969)

David Ben-Gurion

(1955-1963)

Moshe Sharett

(1954-1955)

David Ben-Gurion

(1948-1954)