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President of Israel

President of Israel
Bodythe State of Israel
InsigniaPresidential Standard (Israel).svg
InsigniacaptionPresidential Standard
Nativenameנשיא מדינת ישראל
IncumbentShimon Peres
Incumbentsince15 July 2007
ResidenceBeit HaNassi
TermlengthSeven years, single term
Formation16 February 1949
InauguralChaim Weizmann

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The President of the State of Israel ( , Nesi HaMedina, lit. President of the State; ) is the head of state of Israel. The position is largely an apolitical ceremonial figurehead role, with the real executive power lying in the hands of the Prime Minister. The current president is Shimon Peres who took office on 15 July 2007. Presidents are elected by the Knesset for a seven year term, and are limited to a single term.

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