The current prime minister is Benjamin Netanyahu of Likud, the ninth person to hold the position (excluding caretakers). Following an election, the president nominates a member of the Knesset to become prime minister after asking party leaders whom they support for the position.
The current president is Reuven Rivlin, who took office on 24 July 2014. Presidents are elected by the Knesset for a single seven-year term.
King David and King Solomon King David ruled the region around 1000 B.C. His son, who became King Solomon, is credited with building the first holy temple in ancient Jerusalem. In about 931 B.C., the area was divided into two kingdoms: Israel in the north and Judah in the south.
|Spouse(s)||Miriam Weizmann ( m. 1972; div. 1978) Fleur Cates ( m. 1981; div. 1984) Sara Ben-Artzi ( m. 1991)|
|Children||3, including Yair|
|Parents||Benzion Netanyahu Tzila Segal|
|Relatives||Nathan Mileikowsky (grandfather) Yonatan Netanyahu (brother) Iddo Netanyahu (brother)|
Sara Netanyahu m. 1991 Fleur Cates m. 1981–1984 Miriam Haran m. 1972–1978 Биньямин Нетаньяху / Жена Sara Netanyahu (Hebrew: שרה נתניהו; née Ben-Artzi; born 5 November 1958) is the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. By profession, she is an educational and career psychologist.
Most prime ministers in parliamentary systems are not appointed for a specific term in office and in effect may remain in power through a number of elections and parliaments. The position of prime minister is normally chosen from the political party that commands majority of seats in the lower house of parliament.