President of Israel

  • president of the state of israel
    נשיא מדינת ישראל
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    incumbent
    reuven rivlin

    since 24 july 2014
    stylehis excellency
    residencebeit hanassi
    appointerknesset
    term lengthseven years, single term
    inaugural holderchaim weizmann
    formation16 february 1949
    salary173,255 usd annually[1]
    websiteisrael presidential website
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    the president of the state of israel (hebrew: נְשִׂיא מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, nesi medinat yisra'el, or hebrew: נְשִׂיא הַמְדִינָה, nesi hamedina; literally, president of the state) is the head of state of israel. the position is largely a ceremonial figurehead role,[2] with executive power vested in the government and the prime minister. the current president is reuven rivlin, who took office on 24 july 2014. presidents are elected by the knesset for a single seven-year term.

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President of the State of Israel
נשיא מדינת ישראל
Flag of Israel President.svg
Presidential Standard
Reuven Rivlin as the president of Israel.jpg
Incumbent
Reuven Rivlin

since 24 July 2014
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceBeit HaNassi
AppointerKnesset
Term lengthSeven years, single term
Inaugural holderChaim Weizmann
Formation16 February 1949
Salary173,255 USD annually[1]
WebsiteIsrael presidential website
Emblem of Israel.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Israel
Flag of Israel.svg Israel portal

The President of the State of Israel (Hebrew: נְשִׂיא מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, Nesi Medinat Yisra'el, or Hebrew: נְשִׂיא הַמְדִינָה, Nesi HaMedina; literally, President of the State) is the head of state of Israel. The position is largely a ceremonial figurehead role,[2] with executive power vested in the Government and the Prime Minister. The current president is Reuven Rivlin, who took office on 24 July 2014. Presidents are elected by the Knesset for a single seven-year term.