Yitzhak Navon (born 9 April 1921) is an Israeli politician, diplomat, and author. He served as the fifth President of Israel between 1978 and 1982 as a member of the center-left Alignment party. He was the first Israeli president to be born in Jerusalem, then within the British Mandate for Palestine, while all previous presidents were born in and made aliyah from the Russian Empire.
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''It's not that I don't have opinions, rather that I'm paid not to think aloud.''Yitzhak Navon (b. 1921), Israeli politician, president. quoted in Observer (London, Jan. 16, 1983).