Famous Israeli Presidents

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Shimon Peres
(Former President of Israel)
Shimon Peres
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Birthdate: August 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiszniew, Poland
Died: September 28, 2016
Shimon Peres had been both the president and prime minister of Israel (twice). He was also part of five political parties in his 70-year career and had held important cabinet posts such as the minister of finance. He won the Nobel Peace Prize along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat.
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Reuven Rivlin
(10th President of Israel)
Reuven Rivlin
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Birthdate: September 9, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, a qualified lawyer, has been associated with organizations such as the Betar Jerusalem Sports Association. A supporter of the one-state solution to end the Israel–Palestine issue, he has previously made headlines for cancelling an Amir Benayoun show after the singer sang an anti-Arab track.

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Chaim Herzog
(6th President of Israel)
Chaim Herzog
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Birthdate: September 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: April 17, 1997
Chaim Herzog was an Irish-born Israeli politician, author, and lawyer. He is best remembered for his service as the sixth President of Israel from 5 May 1983 to 13 May 1993. Chaim Herzog was part of the Israel Defence Forces, where he achieved the rank of major-general, and played an important role during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
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Yitzhak Ben-Zvi
(2nd President of Israel (1952 - 1963) )
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi
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Birthdate: November 24, 1884
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
Died: April 23, 1963

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi was a historian and Labor Zionist leader who served as the president of Israel from 1952 to 1963. His father was one of the organizers of the first Zionist Congress in 1897. Ben-Zvi studied at Kiev University for one year before dropping out to co-found the Russian Poale Zion movement. He was awarded the Bialik Prize. 

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Ephraim Katzir
(4th President of Israel)
Ephraim Katzir
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Birthdate: May 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: May 30, 2009

Ephraim Katzir was an Israeli politician and biophysicist. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Israel from 24 May 1973 to 29 May 1978. Ephraim Katzir, who served as the Israel Defense Forces' Chief Scientist from 1966 to 1968, made important contributions in the scientific field as well. He was the recipient of several prestigious awards.

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Zalman Shazar
(3rd President of Israel)
Zalman Shazar
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Birthdate: November 24, 1889
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mir
Died: October 5, 1974
Zalman Shazar was an Israeli poet, author, and politician. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Israel from 21 May 1963 to 24 May 1973; he served as the president for two consecutive terms. Also an important writer, Zalman Shazar was honored with the prestigious Bialik Prize for literature in 1966.