The first name that comes to your mind at the mention of Israel might be the beautiful supermodel, Bar Rafaeli, but Israel is more than just a sea of pretty faces! Israelis are known to be intelligent, witty and astute people and that is why their nation has the highest standard of living among the countries in the Middle East. Whatever lifestyles the Israelis follow, they are definitely doing something right for this nation boasts of having one of the world’s longest life expectancies. When intelligent, hard working and long-living people live in a country they contribute not just towards the building of their own nation, but also towards the world.

Gal GadotGal Gadot

30 April 1985

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
(Actress, Producer, Director)

09 June 1981

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons

25 August 1949

(King of Israel)

0990 BC

Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene
(Disciple of Jesus Christ)
Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
(Prime Minister of Israel)

21 October 1949

Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
(Betrayer of Jesus)
Uri GellerUri Geller

20 December 1946

Saint GeorgeSaint George
(Christian martyr)

0280 AD

(Judean Prophet)

David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion

16 October 1886

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898

Bar RefaeliBar Refaeli
(Fashion Model, TV Host, Businesswoman)

04 June 1985

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
(5th Prime Minister of Israel)

01 March 1922

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
(American-Israeli psychologist)

05 March 1934

Benny HinnBenny Hinn

03 December 1952

Chaim TopolChaim Topol

09 September 1935

Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
(Prime Minister of Israel)

26 February 1928

Ralph BakshiRalph Bakshi
(Director of Animated Films)

29 October 1938

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
(Former President of Israel)

02 August 1923

Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

16 August 1913

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
(Israeli Military & Political Leader)

20 May 1915

Netta BarzilaiNetta Barzilai
(Singer, Looping Artist)

22 January 1993

Mili AvitalMili Avital

30 March 1972

Reuven RivlinReuven Rivlin
(10th President of Israel)

09 September 1939

Martin BuberMartin Buber

08 February 1878

Raviv UllmanRaviv Ullman

24 January 1986

Tzachi HalevyTzachi Halevy
(TV Actor, Singer)

12 March 1975

Lior BittonLior Bitton
(Jenna Jameson's Fiance)
Amir BlumenfeldAmir Blumenfeld
(American-Israeli Comedian)

18 January 1983

Anna ZakAnna Zak
( Star, Model)

12 March 2001

Judea PearlJudea Pearl
(Computer Scientist)

04 September 1936

Meshulam RiklisMeshulam Riklis

02 December 1923

Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky

10 June 1895

Meital DohanMeital Dohan
(Actress, Comedian, Singer)

24 August 1979

Ada YonathAda Yonath

22 June 1939

Abba EbanAbba Eban
(Politician and Diplomat)

02 February 1915

George HabashGeorge Habash
(Founder of The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine)

02 August 1926

John The Baptist John The Baptist
(Jewish Preacher)

Yaron VersanoYaron Versano
(Gal Gadot’s Husband)

23 June 1975

Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman

24 January 1941

Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
(Member of the Knesset)

23 May 1969

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld

16 February 1932

A. B. YehoshuaA. B. Yehoshua
(Israeli Faulkner)

19 December 1936

Emile HabibiEmile Habibi

29 August 1922

Shahar TzuberiShahar Tzuberi
(Olympic athlete)

01 September 1986

Cyril DombCyril Domb
(Theoretical Physicist)

09 December 1920

Yotam SolomonYotam Solomon
(Fashion designer)

28 March 1987

Hila KleinHila Klein

12 December 1987

Mor ShapiroMor Shapiro
(Medical Practitioner, Wife of Ben Shapiro)

1988 AD


(Abraham's son)

1910 BC

Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
(Violinist, Conductor, Professor)

31 August 1945

Saint ChristopherSaint Christopher

0200 AD


1896 BC

Ayelet ZurerAyelet Zurer
(Actor, Model, Stage actor)

28 June 1969

Yael GrobglasYael Grobglas
(Actor, Film actor, Model, Stage actor)

31 May 1984


0800 BC

John the ApostleJohn the Apostle

0006 AD


0655 BC

Thomas the ApostleThomas the Apostle
(Saint, Catholic priest)
Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich

30 June 1946

Oded FehrOded Fehr
(Stage actor, Film actor)

23 November 1970


0037 AD


0622 BC

Baldwin IV of JerusalemBaldwin IV of Jerusalem

1161 AD

(Isaac's son)

1653 BC

Saint StephenSaint Stephen
(Martyr, Saint)

0005 AD


1064 BC

Josh KeatonJosh Keaton
(Actor, Singer, Musician, Dub actor, Television actor, Voice actor)

08 February 1979


0014 AD

Saint AnneSaint Anne
(Mary's mother)

0050 BC

Alona TalAlona Tal
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)

20 October 1983

Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
(Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter, Film actor, Director)

30 November 1960

Daniel BarenboimDaniel Barenboim
(Pianist, Conductor, Music director)

15 November 1942

Israel has been considered a sacred place since the Biblical times and her population is primarily Jewish. The country has a rich cultural heritage but has unfortunately been plagued by political upheavals and turmoil over the past several centuries. Yet Israelis are resilient and bounce back to give the world their very best.  The nation is very advanced when it comes to research and technology. Six Israelis, including Dan Shechtman have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry within a single decade! Literary geniuses like Yehuda Amichai, Nathan Alterman and Amos Oz have been born in Israel. Read on to learn more about famous Israelis.