Levi Eshkol

Israeli statesman, a founder of the Israeli Labor Party and Prime Minister (1895-1969)

Levi Eshkol (born Levi Shkolnik, October 25, 1895 – February 26, 1969) was the 3rd Prime Minister of Israel from 1963 until his death in 1969. He is buried in Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

Levi Eshkol
לֵוִי אֶשְׁכּוֹל
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3rd Prime Minister of Israel
In office
21 June 1963 – 26 February 1969
Preceded byDavid Ben-Gurion
Succeeded byYigal Allon (Acting)
Minister of Defense
In office
26 June 1963 – 5 June 1967
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byDavid Ben-Gurion
Succeeded byMoshe Dayan
Personal details
Levi Shkolnik

(1895-10-25)25 October 1895
Oratov, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire
Died26 February 1969(1969-02-26) (aged 73)
Jerusalem, Israel
Political partyMapai, Alignment
Spouse(s)Rebecca Maharshek (div. 1927)
Elisheva Eshkol (d. 1959)
Miriam Eshkol (until his death)