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.

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981
Actress, Producer, Director
Gal GadotGal Gadot
30 April 1985
Actress

Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
21 October 1949
Prime Minister of Israel

Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene
 
Disciple of Jesus Christ

SolomonSolomon
0990 BC
King of Israel

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
 
Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
 
Betrayer of Jesus

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

Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
20 May 1915
Israeli Military & Political Leader
David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion
16 October 1886
 

Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
26 February 1928
Prime Minister of Israel

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
01 March 1922
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Uri GellerUri Geller
20 December 1946
Magician

IsaiahIsaiah
 
Judean Prophet
Netta BarzilaiNetta Barzilai
22 January 1993
Singer, Looping Artist

JosephusJosephus
0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923
Former President of Israel
David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
05 March 1934
American-Israeli psychologist

Benny HinnBenny Hinn
03 December 1952
 
Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
16 August 1913
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Chaim TopolChaim Topol
09 September 1935
Actor

Reuven RivlinReuven Rivlin
09 September 1939
10th President of Israel

Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
31 August 1945
Violinist
Ralph BakshiRalph Bakshi
29 October 1938
Director of Animated Films
Lior BittonLior Bitton
 
Jenna Jameson's Fiance

Raviv UllmanRaviv Ullman
24 January 1986
Actor

Martin BuberMartin Buber
08 February 1878
Philosopher

Mili AvitalMili Avital
30 March 1972
Actress
Judea PearlJudea Pearl
04 September 1936
Computer Scientist

Meshulam RiklisMeshulam Riklis
02 December 1923
Businessman

Amir BlumenfeldAmir Blumenfeld
18 January 1983
American-Israeli Comedian

Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
10 June 1895
Author

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Daniella PickDaniella Pick
21 November 1983
Singer, Model
Anna ZakAnna Zak
12 March 2001
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star, Model

George HabashGeorge Habash
02 August 1926
Founder of The Popular Front for the Liberation of
Abba EbanAbba Eban
02 February 1915
Politician and Diplomat

Tzachi HalevyTzachi Halevy
12 March 1975
TV Actor, Singer

Ada YonathAda Yonath
22 June 1939
Scientist
John The Baptist John The Baptist
 
Jewish Preacher

Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman
24 January 1941
 
Yaron VersanoYaron Versano
23 June 1975
Gal Gadot’s Husband

Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
23 May 1969
Member of the Knesset

Meital DohanMeital Dohan
24 August 1979
Actress, Comedian, Singer

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
16 February 1932
Writer

A. B. YehoshuaA. B. Yehoshua
19 December 1936
Israeli Faulkner
Emile HabibiEmile Habibi
29 August 1922
Writer

Valeria LipovetskyValeria Lipovetsky
19 September 1990
Model, YouTube star

Mor ShapiroMor Shapiro
1988 AD
Medical Practitioner, Wife of Ben Shapiro

Shahar TzuberiShahar Tzuberi
01 September 1986
Olympic athlete
Hila KleinHila Klein
12 December 1987
YouTuber

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

AbrahamAbraham
1813 BC
Prophet

DavidDavid
1040 BC
Herder, Sovereign, Singer, Prophet, Politician
Benny GantzBenny Gantz
09 June 1959
Officer

SamsonSamson
Judge
Yael GrobglasYael Grobglas
31 May 1984
Actor, Film actor, Model, Stage actor

Dana InternationalDana International
02 February 1972
Singer, Songwriter

IshmaelIshmael
1910 BC
Abraham's son
Thomas the ApostleThomas the Apostle
Saint, Catholic priest

Oded FehrOded Fehr
23 November 1970
Stage actor, Film actor
John the ApostleJohn the Apostle
0006 AD
 

Saint ChristopherSaint Christopher
0200 AD
Martyr

IsaacIsaac
1896 BC
 

JonahJonah
0800 BC
prophet
SalomeSalome
0014 AD
 
JeremiahJeremiah
0655 BC
Prophet

Ayelet ZurerAyelet Zurer
28 June 1969
Actor, Model, Stage actor

CaiaphasCaiaphas
3500 BC
priest

Yossi BenayounYossi Benayoun
05 May 1980
Association football player
Herod AntipasHerod Antipas
0020 BC
Ruler

Baldwin IV of JerusalemBaldwin IV of Jerusalem
1161 AD
King

EzekielEzekiel
0622 BC
Prophet

EsauEsau
1653 BC
Isaac's son

Yonatan NetanyahuYonatan Netanyahu
13 March 1946
Paratrooper, Officer
Saint StephenSaint Stephen
0005 AD
Martyr, Saint

SamuelSamuel
1064 BC
Prophet
Moran AtiasMoran Atias
09 April 1981
Actor, Model, Television presenter, Film actor

Saint AnneSaint Anne
0050 BC
Mary's mother

Ehud BarakEhud Barak
12 February 1942
Politician, Diplomat, Officer
Eli CohenEli Cohen
06 December 1924
spy

Eran ZahaviEran Zahavi
25 July 1987
Association football player
Alona TalAlona Tal
20 October 1983
Actor, Singer, Television actor

Meir KahaneMeir Kahane
01 August 1932
Politician, Rabbi, Journalist

Idan RaichelIdan Raichel
 

Moshe SafdieMoshe Safdie
14 July 1938
Architect, Urban planner
JosiahJosiah
0649 BC
King

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
05 November 1958
Psychologist
IshtarIshtar
 

DanielDaniel
Prophet

Saint MatthiasSaint Matthias
0001 AD
Saint

Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
30 November 1960
Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter,
Bar PalyBar Paly
29 April 1985
Actor, Film actor, Model

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.