Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Israel's Prime Ministers

Israel's Prime Ministers

Moshe Sharett
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Moshe Sharett was the second Prime Minister of Israel, serving for a little under two years between David Ben-Gurion's two terms. He continued as Foreign Minister in the Mapai government. Wikipedia
BornOctober 15, 1894, Kherson, Ukraine
DiedJuly 7, 1965, Jerusalem, Israel
Full nameMoshe Shertok
SpouseTzipora Meirov (m. 1922–1965)

David Ben-Gurion
Former Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel. Wikipedia
BornOctober 16, 1886, Płońsk, Poland
Height5′ 0″
In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist.
If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert.

Levi Eshkol
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Levi Eshkol served as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel from 1963 until his death from a heart attack in 1969. He was the first Israeli Prime Minister to die in office. Wikipedia
BornOctober 25, 1895, Kiev Governorate
DiedFebruary 26, 1969, Jerusalem, Israel
SpouseMiriam Eshkol (m. 1964–1969), Elisheva Eshkol (m. 1930–1959), Rebecca Maharshek (m. 1922–1927)
Previous officesDefense Minister of Israel (1963–1967), More

Golda Meir
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman and politician and the fourth elected Prime Minister of Israel. Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labor and Foreign Minister. Wikipedia
BornMay 3, 1898, Kiev, Ukraine
DiedDecember 8, 1978, Jerusalem, Israel
Don't be so humble - you are not that great.
A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel.

Menachem Begin
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Menachem Begin was an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of Israel. Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was the leader of the Zionist militant group Irgun, the ... Wikipedia
BornAugust 16, 1913, Brest, Belarus
DiedMarch 9, 1992, Tel Aviv, Israel
SpouseAliza Arnold (m. 1939–1982)
NationalityBelarusian, Polish, Israeli

Yitzhak Shamir
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Shamir was an Israeli politician and the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms, 1983–84 and 1986–1992. Before the establishment of the State of Israel, Shamir was a leader of the Zionist paramilitary group Lehi. Wikipedia
BornOctober 22, 1915, Ruzhany, Belarus
DiedJune 30, 2012, Tel Aviv, Israel
Height5′ 0″
SpouseShulamit Shamir (m. 1944–2011)

Yitzhak Rabin
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli politician, statesman and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974–77 and 1992 until his assassination in 1995. Wikipedia
BornMarch 1, 1922, Jerusalem, Israel
AssassinatedNovember 4, 1995, Tel Aviv, Israel
SpouseLeah Rabin (m. 1948–1995)
We must think differently, look at things in a different way. Peace requires a world of new concepts, new definitions.
We do not celebrate the death of our enemies.
You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.

Shimon Peres
Former President of Israel
Shimon Peres was an Israeli politician who served both as ninth President of Israel, and Prime Minister of Israel, as well as Interim Prime Minister. He was a member of twelve cabinets in a political career spanning nearly 70 years. Wikipedia
BornAugust 2, 1923, Vishnyeva, Belarus
BuriedSeptember 30, 2016, Mount Herzl, Jerusalem, Israel
Previous officesPresident of Israel (2007–2014), More
If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.
I worked with a group of people who argued day and night - professors, officials, the Minister of Finance - but there were decisions that I had to make.
I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense. I never knew, but I always learned.

Ehud Barak
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Ehud Barak is an Israeli politician who served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2001. He was leader of the Labor Party until January 2011.Wikipedia
BornFebruary 12, 1942 (age 74 years), Mishmar HaSharon kibbutz, Israel
Previous officesDefense Minister of Israel (2007–2013), More
SpouseNili Priel (m. 2007), Nava Cohen (m. ?–2003)

Ariel Sharon
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Ariel Sharon was an Israeli general and politician who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel from March 2001 until April 2006. Sharon was incapacitated by a stroke in January 2006. Wikipedia
BornFebruary 26, 1928, Kfar Malal, Israel
BuriedJanuary 13, 2014, Havat Shikmim
SpouseLily Sharon (m. 1963–2000), Margalit Sharon (m. 1953–1962)
Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial.
Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians.
We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides.

Ehud Olmert
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Ehud Olmert is an Israeli politician and lawyer. He served as Prime Minister of Israel from 2006 to 2009 and before that as a cabinet minister from 1988 to 1992 and from 2003 to 2006. Wikipedia
BornSeptember 30, 1945 (age 71 years), Binyamina, Israel
I'm not in power, but my ideas are in power. And my ideas will prevail.
For me to propose a division of Jerusalem was really terrible. I did it because I reached a conclusion that without which there will not be peace.
Peace is important for Israel.

Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister of Israel. Netanyahu also currently serves as a member of the Knesset and Chairman of the Likud party. Wikipedia
BornOctober 21, 1949 (age 67 years), Tel Aviv, Israel
SpouseSara Netanyahu (m. 1991), Fleur Cates (m. 1981–1984), Miriam Weizmann (m. 1972–1978)


Benjamin Netanyahu
  • #20 Benjamin Netanyahu

  • Prime Minister, Israel
Jerusalem, Israel
Marital Status
Bachelor of Arts / Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Benjamin Netanyahu on Forbes Lists
Now in his fourth term as Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has shown little interest in veering from the hardline security stances long associated with his name. In November his government brushed off proposed peace talks to be held in France, and the country continues to maintain a precarious relationship with its Palestinian neighbors following a 2014 50-day war against Hamas in Gaza that resulted in over 2,000 deaths. Netanyahu faced sharp international criticism for the conflict, as he has for Israel's disputed settlements in the West Bank, but his positions are unwavering--and with a supportive American president entering office, there will be little reason to bend. Though politics remain turbulent in his tiny Middle East country of 8 million people, innovation continues to thrive. Israel is dubbed "startup nation" and boasts the highest number of startups per capita in the world.


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