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Isaac Herzog
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Herzog in June 2021
11th President of Israel
Assumed office
7 July 2021
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett
Preceded by Reuven Rivlin
Leader of the Opposition
In office
25 November 2013 – 31 July 2018
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Preceded by Shelly Yachimovich
Succeeded by Tzipi Livni
Minister of Welfare and Social Services
In office
21 March 2007 – 17 January 2011
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
Benjamin Netanyahu
Preceded by Ehud Olmert
Succeeded by Moshe Kahlon
Minister of Diaspora, Society and the
Fight Against Antisemitism
In office
21 March 2007 – 31 March 2009
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
Preceded by Natan Sharansky
Succeeded by Yuli-Yoel Edelstein
Minister of Tourism
In office
4 May 2006 – 21 March 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
Preceded by Avraham Hirschson
Succeeded by Yitzhak Aharonovich
Minister of Housing and Construction
In office
10 January 2005 – 23 November 2005
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
Preceded by Tzipi Livni
Succeeded by Ze'ev Boim
Personal details
Born 22 September 1960 (1960-09-22) (age 61)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Political party Labor Party
Other political
affiliations
Zionist Union (2015–2018)
Spouse(s) Michal Herzog
Children 3
Alma mater University of Tel Aviv
Cornell University
New York University

Isaac "Bougie" Herzog (Hebrew: יצחק "בוז׳י" הרצוג; born 22 September 1960) is an Israeli politician serving as the president of Israel since 7 July 2021.

The son of former Israeli president Chaim Herzog, he is a lawyer by profession and served as the Government Secretary from 1999 and 2001. He was a member of the Knesset from 2003 to 2018. He held several ministerial posts between 2005 and 2011, including serving as Minister of Welfare and Social Services from 2007 to 2011 under prime ministers Ehud Olmert and Benjamin Netanyahu.

He served as chairman of the Labor Party and the Zionist Union alliance from 2013 and 2017. He served as the Leader of the Opposition from 2013 to 2018 and was the Labor Party candidate for prime minister during the 2015 elections.

He was elected in the 2021 Israeli presidential election and was inaugurated on 7 July 2021.

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