Elections for the President of Israel were held in the Knesset on 22 March 1983. Yitzhak Navon, who was elected in 1978, turned down the opportunity to run for a second term of office.
Chaim Herzog was elected by the Knesset to serve as the sixth President of Israel, by a vote of 61 to 57, against Menachem Elon, the candidate of the right and the government coalition. Herzog's term began on 5 May. He would hold this position until 1993, when Ezer Weizman was elected President.
Israeli presidential election, 1983