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List of Knesset Speakers
Knesset speaker
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Yoshev Rosh HaKnesset
Yariv Levin.JPG
Incumbent
Yariv Levin

since 17 May 2020
Formation14 February 1949
First holderYosef Sprinzak

The Speaker of the Knesset (Hebrew: ? ‎, Yoshev Rosh HaKnesset, literally: Chairman of the Knesset) is the presiding officer of the Knesset, the unicameral legislature of Israel. The Speaker also acts as President of Israel when the President is incapacitated. The current speaker is Yariv Levin, who was elected on 17 May 2020.

To date, Ahdut HaAvoda's Nahum Nir and Blue & White's Benny Gantz are the only Speakers 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.

The speaker is expected to act in a non-partisan nature, but may occasionally take part in debates, and is allowed to vote.

The speaker is assisted by a number of Deputy Speakers of the Knesset (currently 10). The Deputy Speakers are drawn from the breadth of parties represented in the Knesset. Together, the Speaker and the Deputy Speakers constitute the Praesidium of the Knesset.

Knesset Speakers (1949-present)

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
(Birth-Death)
Term of Office Political Party
1 Yosef Sprinzak.jpg Yosef Sprinzak
? ?
(1885-1959)
14 February 1949 28 January 1959 Mapai 1, 2, 3
2 Nahum Nir-Refalx.jpg Nahum Nir
?
(1884-1968)
2 March 1959 30 November 1959 Ahdut HaAvoda 3
3 Kadish Luz.jpg Kadish Luz
?
(1895-1972)
30 November 1959 17 November 1969 Mapai, Alignment 4, 5, 6
4 Reuven Barkat 1966-01-12.jpg Reuven Barkat
?
(1906-1972)
17 November 1969 5 April 1972 Alignment 7
5 Yisrael Yeshayahu Sharabi 1951.jpg Yisrael Yeshayahu Sharabi

(1908-1979)
9 May 1972 13 June 1977 Alignment 7, 8
6 Yitzhak Shamir (1980).jpg Yitzhak Shamir
? ?
(1915-2012)
13 June 1977 10 March 1980 Likud 9
7 Yitzhak Berman
? ?
(1913-2013)
12 March 1980 20 July 1981 Likud 9
8 Menachem Savidor.jpg Menachem Savidor
?
(1917-1988)
20 July 1981 13 August 1984 Likud 10
9 Shlomo Hilel cropped.jpg Shlomo Hillel
?
(1923-)
11 September 1984 20 November 1988 Alignment 11
10 Dov Shilansky
?
(1924-2010)
21 November 1988 13 July 1992 Likud 12
11 Szewach Weiss.JPG Shevah Weiss
?
(1935-)
13 July 1992 24 June 1996 Labor 13
12 Dan Tichon.jpg Dan Tichon

(1937-)
24 June 1996 7 June 1999 Likud 14
13 Avraham Burg by David Shankbone.jpg Avraham Burg
?
(1955-)
6 July 1999 17 February 2003 One Israel, Labor 15
14 Reuven Rivlin Senate of Poland.JPG Reuven Rivlin

(1939-)
19 February 2003 4 May 2006 Likud 16
15 Dalya Itzik 1.png Dalia Itzik
?
(1952-)
4 May 2006 30 March 2009 Kadima 17
(14) Reuven Rivlin Senate of Poland.JPG Reuven Rivlin

(1939-)
30 March 2009 5 February 2013 Likud 18
16 Yuli Edelstein.jpg Yuli-Yoel Edelstein
?-?
(1958-)
18 March 2013 25 March 2020 Likud 19, 20, 21, 22
17 Benny Gantz 2019 (cropped).jpg Benny Gantz

(1959-)
26 March 2020 17 May 2020 Blue & White 23
18 Yariv Levin (cropped).JPG Yariv Levin
? ?
(1969-)
17 May 2020 Incumbent Likud 23

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