Quick Answer: Who was the first president of independent Israel?

Who was the first Israeli president?

The first President of Israel, Professor Chaim Weizmann – scientist and statesman – was among the leaders who were instrumental in the establishment of the State of Israel. Born in 1874 in a small town in Russia, Chaim Weizmann received a combined Jewish and secular education.

Who was the leader of Israel from 1949 to 1963?


Chaim Weizmann 1949-1952
Zalman Shazar 1963-1973
Ephraim Katzir 1973-1978
Yitzhak Navon 1978-1983
Chaim Herzog 1983-1993

Who became the first prime minister of an independent Israel?

Prime ministers of Israel (1948–present)

Mapai (3) Alignment/Labor (5) Likud (4) Kadima (2) Yamina (1)
No. Name (Lifespan) Elected (Knesset)
1 David Ben-Gurion (1886–1973) 1949 (1st)
1951 (2nd)
2 Moshe Sharett (1894–1965)

What country is Gaza?

Gaza City

Gaza Location of Gaza within Palestine
Coordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′ECoordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′E
State State of Palestine
Governorate Gaza

Does Israel have 2 Presidents?

Presidents of Israel (1949–present)

Nine people have served as President of Israel, four of whom have served two consecutive terms and one, Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, has served three consecutive terms.

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