Israeli Prime Ministers


1948-1953 1st David Ben-Gurion 1986-1992 10th Yitzhak Shamir
1953-1955 2nd Moshe Sharett 1992-1995 11th Yitzhak Rabin
1955-1963 3rd David Ben-Gurion 1995-1996 12th Shimon Peres
1963-1969 4th Levi Eshkol 1996-1999 13th Benjamin Netanyahu
1969-1974 5th Golda Meir 1999-2001 14th Ehud Barak
1974-1976 6th Yitzhak Rabin 2001-2006 15th Ariel Sharon
1977-1983 7th Menachem Begin 2006-2009 16th Ehud Olmert
1983-1984 8th Yitzhak Shamir 2009-Present 17th Benjamin Netanyahu
1984-1986 9th Shimon Peres

1st Prime Minister
DAVID BEN-GURION
1948-1953
Political Party: Mapai (Labor)
Significant Event:

Declaration of Statehood
First Arab-Israeli War

10th Prime Minister
YITZHAK SHAMIR
1986-1992
Political Party: Likud
Significant Event:

First Intifada (1987-1993)
1991 Madrid Conference

2nd Prime Minister
MOSHE SHARETT
1953-1955
Political Party: Mapai (Labor)

11th Prime Minister
YITZHAK RABIN
1992-1995
Political Party: Labor
Significant Event:

1993 Oslo Declaration
1994 Cairo Agreement
1994 Israel/Jordan Treaty

3rd Prime Minister
DAVID BEN-GURION
1955-1963
Political Party: Mapai (Labor)
Significant Event:

1956 Suez Crisis

12th Prime Minister
SHIMON PERES
1995-1996
Political Party: Labor
Significant Event:

1995 Oslo Interim

4th Prime Minister
LEVI ESHKOL
1963-1969
Political Party: Mapai (Labor)
Significant Event:

1967 War

13th Prime Minister
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU
1996-1999
Political Party: Likud
Significant Event:

1998 Wye River
1999 Sharm al-Sheikh

5th Prime Minister
GOLDA MEIR
1969-1974
Political Party: Labor
Significant Event:

1973 War
War of Attrition

14th Prime Minister
EHUD BARAK
1999-2001
Political Party: Labor
Significant Event:

2000 Camp David Proposal
2001 Taba Talks

6th Prime Minister
YITZHAK RABIN
1974-1976
Political Party: Labor

15th Prime Minister
ARIEL SHARON
2001-2006
Political Party: Likud
Significant Event:

Al-Aqsa Intifada (2000-)
2003 Road Map
2003 Disengagement Plan
2005 Gaza Withdrawal
Did Ariel Sharon's absence from Israeli
politics help advance the peace process?

Was Sharon a good leader for Israel?

7th Prime Minister
MENACHEM BEGIN
1977-1983
Political Party: Likud
Significant Event:

1978 Camp David
1979 Egypt/Israel Treaty
1982 Invasion of Lebanon

16th Prime Minister
EHUD OLMERT
2006-2009
Political Party: Kadima
Significant Event:

2006 Israel-Lebanon War


8th Prime Minister
YITZHAK SHAMIR
1983-1984
Political Party: Likud
Significant Event:

War in Lebanon 1982-1985

17th Prime Minister
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU
2009-Present
Political Party: Likud
Significant Event:

1998 Wye River
1999 Sharm al-Sheikh

9th Prime Minister
SHIMON PERES
1984-1986
Political Party: Labor
Significant Event:

War in Lebanon 1982-1985