Last updated on: 5/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Israeli Prime Ministers

1948-19531stDavid Ben-Gurion
1953-19552ndMoshe Sharett
1955-19633rdDavid Ben-Gurion
1963-19694thLevi Eshkol
1969-19745thGolda Meir
1974-19766thYitzhak Rabin
1977-19837thMenachem Begin
1983-19848thYitzhak Shamir
1984-19869thShimon Peres
1986-199210thYitzhak Shamir
1992-199511thYitzhak Rabin
1995-199612thShimon Peres
1996-199913thBenjamin Netanyahu
1999-200114thEhud Barak
2001-200615thAriel Sharon
2006-200916thEhud Olmert
2009-Present17thBenjamin Netanyahu

1st Prime Minister
DAVID BEN-GURION
1948-1953

Political Party: Mapai (Labor)
Significant Event:
Declaration of Statehood
First Arab-Israeli War


2nd Prime Minister
MOSHE SHARETT
1953-1955

Political Party: Mapai (Labor)


3rd Prime Minister
DAVID BEN-GURION
1955-1963

Political Party: Mapai (Labor)
Significant Event:
1956 Suez Crisis


4th Prime Minister
LEVI ESHKOL
1963-1969

Political Party: Mapai (Labor)
Significant Event:
1967 War


5th Prime Minister
GOLDA MEIR
1969-1974

Political Party: Labor
Significant Event:
1973 War
War of Attrition


6th Prime Minister
YITZHAK RABIN
1974-1976

Political Party: Labor


7th Prime Minister
MENACHEM BEGIN
1977-1983

Political Party: Likud
Significant Event:
1978 Camp David
1979 Egypt/Israel Treaty
1982 Invasion of Lebanon


8th Prime Minister
YITZHAK SHAMIR
1983-1984

Political Party: Likud
Significant Event:
War in Lebanon 1982-1985


9th Prime Minister
SHIMON PERES
1984-1986

Political Party: Labor
Significant Event:
War in Lebanon 1982-1985


10th Prime Minister
YITZHAK SHAMIR
1986-1992

Political Party: Likud
Significant Event:
First Intifada (1987-1993)
1991 Madrid Conference


11th Prime Minister
YITZHAK RABIN
1992-1995

Political Party: Labor
Significant Event:
1993 Oslo Declaration
1994 Cairo Agreement
1994 Israel/Jordan Treaty


12th Prime Minister
SHIMON PERES
1995-1996

Political Party: Labor
Significant Event:
1995 Oslo Interim


13th Prime Minister
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU
1996-1999

Political Party: Likud
Significant Event:
1998 Wye River
1999 Sharm al-Sheikh


14th Prime Minister
EHUD BARAK
1999-2001

Political Party: Labor
Significant Event:
2000 Camp David Proposal
2001 Taba Talks


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


16th Prime Minister
EHUD OLMERT
2006-2009

Political Party: Kadima
Significant Event:
2006 Israel-Lebanon War


17th Prime Minister
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU
2009-Present

Political Party: Likud
Significant Event:
1998 Wye River
1999 Sharm al-Sheikh