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Speaker of the Knesset

The Speaker of the Knesset (Hebrew: יושב ראש הכנסת‎, Yoshev Rosh HaKnesset, lit. Chairman of the Knesset) is the presiding officer in the Knesset, the unicameral legislature of Israel. The Speaker also fills the role of the President of Israel when the President is incapacitated. The current speaker is Yuli-Yoel Edelstein.

To date, Ahdut HaAvoda's Nahum Nir is the only Speaker not to have come from the ruling party, though in two cases (Avraham Burg and Reuven Rivlin) the party of the speaker (One Israel and Likud respectively) lost power during their term.

Knesset Speakers (1949–present)

Colour key
Mapai/Ahdut HaAvoda/
Alignment/Labor/One Israel
Likud Kadima

A total of sixteen people have served as Speaker of the Knesset, one of whom, Reuven Rivlin, have served two non-consecutive terms.

Speaker Knesset
No. Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party
1 Yosef Sprinzak
יוסף שפרינצק
1949 1959 Mapai 1, 2, 3
2 Nahum Nir
נחום ניר
1959 1959 Ahdut HaAvoda 3
3 Kadish Luz
קדיש לוז
1959 1969 Mapai, Alignment 4, 5, 6
4 Reuven Barkat
ראובן ברקת
1969 1972 Alignment 7
5 Yisrael Yeshayahu
ישראל ישעיהו שרעבי
1972 1977 Alignment 7, 8
6 Yitzhak Shamir
יצחק שמיר
1977 1980 Likud 9
7 Yitzhak Berman
יצחק ברמן
1980 1981 Likud 9
8 Menachem Savidor
מנחם סבידור
1981 1984 Likud 10
9 Shlomo Hillel
שלמה הלל
1984 1988 Alignment 11
10 Dov Shilansky
דב שילנסקי
1988 1992 Likud 12
11 Shevah Weiss
שבח וייס
1992 1996 Labor 13
12 Dan Tichon
דן תיכון
1996 1999 Likud 14
13 Avraham Burg
אברהם בורג
1999 2003 One Israel, Labor 15
14 Reuven Rivlin
ראובן ריבלין
2003 2006 Likud 16
15 Dalia Itzik
דליה איציק
2006 2009 Kadima 17
(14) Reuven Rivlin
ראובן ריבלין
2009 2013 Likud 18
16 Yuli-Yoel Edelstein
יולי-יואל אדלשטיין
2013 Likud 19

External links

  • Knesset Speakers since the first Knesset Knesset website
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