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Yitzhak Navon
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5th President of Israel
In office
24 May 1978 – 5 May 1983
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Preceded by Ephraim Katzir
Succeeded by Chaim Herzog
Personal details
Born (1921-04-09)9 April 1921
Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine
Died 6 November 2015(2015-11-06) (aged 94)
Jerusalem, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Political party Alignment
Spouse(s) Ofira Resnikov
(m. 1963-1993, her death)
Miri Shafir
(m. 2008-2015, his death)
Children 2

Yitzhak Navon (Hebrew: יצחק נבון‎‎‎; 9 April 1921 – 6 November 2015) was an Israeli politician, diplomat and author. He was the fifth President of Israel between 1978 and 1983. He was the first Israeli president to be born in Jerusalem and not Russia.

In 2005, he was voted the 108th-greatest Israeli of all time, in a poll by the Israeli news website Ynet. This poll was done to determine whom the general public considered the 200 Greatest Israelis.

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