Who is the incoming President of Israel?

Isaac Herzog was elected the 11th President of Israel with 87 Knesset members voting for him, which was the biggest majority a candidate has ever won.

Who is ruling Israel now?

Prime Minister of Israel

Prime Minister of Israel רֹאשׁ הַמֶּמְשָׁלָה‎
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Incumbent Naftali Bennett since 13 June 2021
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Style His Excellency

Does the President of Israel have any power?

The President has exclusive power to pardon or commute the sentences of civilians and soldiers. Because of the exalted status of his position, the President represents not only Israel but the entire Jewish people. As such, he assumes a lengthy series of duties and activities beyond those spelled out in law.

How long was Netanyahu prime minister of Israel?

He served in office for a total of 15 years, making him the longest-serving Israeli prime minister in history. He was also the first prime minister to be born in Israel after its Declaration of Independence.

What is the role of president in Israel?

The president’s most important role, in practice, is to help lead the process of forming a government. Israel’s electoral system and fractured political landscape make it all but impossible for one party to govern alone, let alone win an outright majority of Knesset seats.

Which religion is followed in Israel?

As of 2018, the vast majority of Israelis identify as Jewish (74.3%), followed by Muslim (17.8%), Christian (1.9%), Druze (1.6%) and some other religion (4.4%). Israel is the only country where the majority of the population identify as Jewish. Approximately 41% of the global Jewish population reside in Israel.

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