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choice and term of office
the president are selected of the Knesset in secret tuning. The candidate needs the absolute majority of the voices, these in the first ballot is not reached, the choice is not up to twice repeated. Still if no candidate should reach the majority of the voices, the candidate with the lowest result from the choice separates in the fourth ballot. The term of office of the president amounts to seven years, a re-election is not possible.
the Israeli president has above all representative tasks and hardly operational powers. Its tasks exist in
- the signing of all laws, except such, which concern the office of the president;
- the appointment of a member of the Knesset as the Prime Minister and the associated agency as the education of a government;
- the authentication of foreign diplomats;
- the signing of all contracts, which are locked with other states;
- the appointment of judges and various other office-holders;
- the award of certificates to higher educational facilities and
- the practice of the power of pardon.
The president enjoys immunity during and after his term of office and is not not obligated to put down someone over its official acts account.
past office holders
- Chaim Weizmann (1949 - 1952)
- Jitzhak Ben Zwi (1952 - 1963)
- Salman Schasar (1963 - 1973)
- Ephraim Katzir (1973 - 1978)
- Jitzhak Navon (1978 - 1983)
- Chaim duke (1983 - 1993)
- Ezer Weizmann (1993 - 2000)
- Moshe Katsav (2000 -)
Web on the left of
- http://www.president.gov.il/ - official Internet operational readiness level of the Israeli president.