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
09 June 1981
Actress, Producer, Director

Sue BirdSue Bird
16 October 1980
Basketball Player

Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene
Disciple of Jesus Christ

0990 BC
King of Israel

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
21 October 1949
Prime Minister

Bar RefaeliBar Refaeli
04 June 1985
Fashion Model, TV Host, Businesswoman

Eli CohenEli Cohen
06 December 1924
Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
Betrayer of Jesus

Abraham's Son

Queen of Israel

Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

Judean Prophet

Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Daniel PearlDaniel Pearl
10 October 1963

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
01 March 1922
5th Prime Minister of Israel

0655 BC

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
05 March 1934
American-Israeli psychologist

Uri GellerUri Geller
20 December 1946
David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion
16 October 1886

0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

Isaac's Son
Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
26 February 1928
Prime Minister of Israel

Benny HinnBenny Hinn
03 December 1952
Chaim TopolChaim Topol
09 September 1935

Ralph BakshiRalph Bakshi
29 October 1938
Director of Animated Films

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923
Former President of Israel
Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
31 August 1945

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Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
20 May 1915
Israeli Military & Political Leader
Adam NeumannAdam Neumann
07 March 1979
Co-founder of WeWork

Netta BarzilaiNetta Barzilai
22 January 1993
Singer, Looping Artist

Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
16 August 1913
Former Prime Minister of Israel

0739 BC
King of Judah
Saint StephenSaint Stephen
0005 AD
Religious Leader

0648 BC
King of Judah

Itzhak SternItzhak Stern
25 January 1901
Holocaust Survivor
Reuven RivlinReuven Rivlin
09 September 1939
10th President of Israel

Benny GantzBenny Gantz
09 June 1959
Alternate Prime Minister of Israel

Raviv UllmanRaviv Ullman
24 January 1986

Martin BuberMartin Buber
08 February 1878

Mili AvitalMili Avital
30 March 1972
Saint MatthiasSaint Matthias
0001 AD
Religious Leader

Yitzhak ShamirYitzhak Shamir
22 October 1915
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Judea PearlJudea Pearl
04 September 1936
Computer Scientist

Amir BlumenfeldAmir Blumenfeld
18 January 1983
American-Israeli Comedian

Tzachi HalevyTzachi Halevy
12 March 1975
TV Actor, Singer
Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
10 June 1895

George HabashGeorge Habash
02 August 1926
Founder of The Popular Front for the Liberation of
Meshulam RiklisMeshulam Riklis
02 December 1923

Abba EbanAbba Eban
02 February 1915
Politician and Diplomat

Anna ZakAnna Zak
12 March 2001
TikTok ( Star, Model

Ada YonathAda Yonath
22 June 1939

Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman
24 January 1941
Meital DohanMeital Dohan
24 August 1979
Actress, Comedian, Singer

A. B. YehoshuaA. B. Yehoshua
19 December 1936
Israeli Faulkner

Emile HabibiEmile Habibi
29 August 1922

Mor ShapiroMor Shapiro
1988 AD
Medical Practitioner, Wife of Ben Shapiro
Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
16 February 1932

Valeria LipovetskyValeria Lipovetsky
19 September 1990
Model, YouTube star
Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
23 May 1969
Member of the Knesset

Daniella PickDaniella Pick
21 November 1983
Singer, Model

Hila KleinHila Klein
12 December 1987
Lior BittonLior Bitton
Jenna Jameson's Fiance

Yaron VersanoYaron Versano
23 June 1975
Gal Gadot’s Husband
John The Baptist John The Baptist
Jewish Preacher

Shahar TzuberiShahar Tzuberi
01 September 1986
Olympic athlete

Yotam SolomonYotam Solomon
28 March 1987
Fashion designer
Cyril DombCyril Domb
09 December 1920
Theoretical Physicist

Inbar LaviInbar Lavi
27 October 1986

Nas DailyNas Daily
09 February 1992
Video blogger

Mark IvanirMark Ivanir
06 September 1968
Actor, Voice actor, Stage actor

1896 BC
Yossi GhinsbergYossi Ghinsberg
25 April 1959
Amar'e StoudemireAmar'e Stoudemire
16 November 1982
Basketball player

Eran ZahaviEran Zahavi
25 July 1987
Association football player

0800 BC

Matthew the ApostleMatthew the Apostle
Yael GrobglasYael Grobglas
31 May 1984
Actor, Film actor, Model, Stage actor

0622 BC

Odeya RushOdeya Rush
12 May 1997

Bartholomew the ApostleBartholomew the Apostle
31 October 0000

High Priest
Oded FehrOded Fehr
23 November 1970
Stage actor, Film actor

James, brother of JesusJames, brother of Jesus
Ayelet ZurerAyelet Zurer
28 June 1969
Actor, Model, Stage actor

Vince OfferVince Offer
25 April 1964
Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
30 November 1960
Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter,

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.