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
(Actress, Producer, Director)

09 June 1981

Gal GadotGal Gadot
(Actress)

30 April 1985

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons

25 August 1949

SolomonSolomon
(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)

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

04 June 1985

Saint GeorgeSaint George
(Christian martyr)

0280 AD

IsaiahIsaiah
(Judean Prophet)
Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
(Violinist)

31 August 1945

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David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion

16 October 1886

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
(American-Israeli psychologist)

05 March 1934

JosephusJosephus
(Historian, Scholar)

0037 AD

Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
(Prime Minister of Israel)

26 February 1928

Benny HinnBenny Hinn

03 December 1952

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Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
(5th Prime Minister of Israel)

01 March 1922

Chaim TopolChaim Topol
(Actor)

09 September 1935

Uri GellerUri Geller
(Magician)

20 December 1946

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
(Former President of Israel)

02 August 1923

Ralph BakshiRalph Bakshi
(Director of Animated Films)

29 October 1938

Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman

24 January 1941

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Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

16 August 1913

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
(Israeli Military & Political Leader)

20 May 1915

Reuven RivlinReuven Rivlin
(10th President of Israel)

09 September 1939

Lior BittonLior Bitton
(Jenna Jameson's Fiance)

Martin BuberMartin Buber
(Philosopher)

08 February 1878

Netta BarzilaiNetta Barzilai
(Singer, Looping Artist)

22 January 1993

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Raviv UllmanRaviv Ullman
(Actor)

24 January 1986

Tzachi HalevyTzachi Halevy
(TV Actor, Singer)

12 March 1975

Mili AvitalMili Avital
(Actress)

30 March 1972

Judea PearlJudea Pearl
(Computer Scientist)

04 September 1936

Amir BlumenfeldAmir Blumenfeld
(American-Israeli Comedian)

18 January 1983

Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
(Author)

10 June 1895

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Anna ZakAnna Zak
(TikTok (Musical.ly) Star, Model)

12 March 2001

Meshulam RiklisMeshulam Riklis
(Businessman)

02 December 1923

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

02 August 1926

Abba EbanAbba Eban
(Politician and Diplomat)

02 February 1915

Ada YonathAda Yonath
(Scientist)

22 June 1939

Yaron VersanoYaron Versano
(Gal Gadot’s Husband)

23 June 1975

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John The Baptist John The Baptist
(Jewish Preacher)
Meital DohanMeital Dohan
(Actress, Comedian, Singer)

24 August 1979

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

19 December 1936

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
(Writer)

16 February 1932

Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
(Member of the Knesset)

23 May 1969

Emile HabibiEmile Habibi
(Writer)

29 August 1922

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Shahar TzuberiShahar Tzuberi
(Olympic athlete)

01 September 1986

Cyril DombCyril Domb
(Theoretical Physicist)

09 December 1920

Daniella PickDaniella Pick
(Singer, Model)

21 November 1983

Hila KleinHila Klein
(YouTuber)

12 December 1987

Yotam SolomonYotam Solomon
(Fashion designer)

28 March 1987

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

1988 AD

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Valeria LipovetskyValeria Lipovetsky
(Model, YouTube star)

19 September 1990

DavidDavid
(Herder, Sovereign, Singer, Prophet, Politician)

1040 BC

AbrahamAbraham
(Prophet)

1813 BC

SamsonSamson
(Judge)

Amos OzAmos Oz
(Writer, Linguist, Journalist, Novelist, Translator, Essayist, Educationist, University teacher, Children's writer)

04 May 1939

Ayelet ZurerAyelet Zurer
(Actor, Model, Stage actor)

28 June 1969

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IshmaelIshmael
(Abraham's son)

1910 BC

Saint ChristopherSaint Christopher
(Martyr)

0200 AD

Oded FehrOded Fehr
(Stage actor, Film actor)

23 November 1970

IsaacIsaac

1896 BC

Saint StephenSaint Stephen
(Martyr, Saint)

0005 AD

John the ApostleJohn the Apostle

0006 AD

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JeremiahJeremiah
(Prophet)

0655 BC

JonahJonah
(prophet)

0800 BC

Thomas the ApostleThomas the Apostle
(Saint, Catholic priest)

Moanes DabourMoanes Dabour
(Association football player)

14 May 1992

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

31 May 1984

EzekielEzekiel
(Prophet)

0622 BC

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EsauEsau
(Isaac's son)

1653 BC

Baldwin IV of JerusalemBaldwin IV of Jerusalem
(King)

1161 AD

Saint AnneSaint Anne
(Mary's mother)

0050 BC

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.