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
Actress
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981
Actress, Producer, Director

Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene
 
Disciple of Jesus Christ

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
Spy
SolomonSolomon
0990 BC
King of Israel

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
Musician

John The Baptist John The Baptist
 
Jewish Preacher
Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
 
Betrayer of Jesus

Daniel PearlDaniel Pearl
10 October 1963
Journalist

IshmaelIshmael
 
Abraham's Son

Sue BirdSue Bird
16 October 1980
Basketball Player

Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel

JezebelJezebel
 
Queen of Israel
Hila KleinHila Klein
12 December 1987
YouTuber

Uri GellerUri Geller
20 December 1946
Magician

IsaiahIsaiah
 
Judean Prophet

Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr
Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
01 March 1922
5th Prime Minister of Israel

Chaim TopolChaim Topol
09 September 1935
Actor
Saint StephenSaint Stephen
0005 AD
Religious Leader

Benny HinnBenny Hinn
03 December 1952
 

David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion
16 October 1886
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
26 February 1928
Prime Minister of Israel
David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
05 March 1934
American-Israeli psychologist

JosephusJosephus
0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

JeremiahJeremiah
0655 BC
Prophet
Adam NeumannAdam Neumann
07 March 1979
Co-founder of WeWork

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Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923
Former President of Israel
EsauEsau
 
Isaac's Son

Ralph BakshiRalph Bakshi
29 October 1938
Director of Animated Films

Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
31 August 1945
Violinist
Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
16 August 1913
Former Prime Minister of Israel
HezekiahHezekiah
0739 BC
King of Judah

JosiahJosiah
0648 BC
King of Judah

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
Actor

Itzhak SternItzhak Stern
25 January 1901
Holocaust Survivor

Martin BuberMartin Buber
08 February 1878
Philosopher

Netta BarzilaiNetta Barzilai
22 January 1993
Singer, Looping Artist
Mili AvitalMili Avital
30 March 1972
Actress

Judea PearlJudea Pearl
04 September 1936
Computer Scientist
Saint MatthiasSaint Matthias
0001 AD
Religious Leader

Yitzhak ShamirYitzhak Shamir
22 October 1915
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Amir BlumenfeldAmir Blumenfeld
18 January 1983
American-Israeli Comedian
Tzachi HalevyTzachi Halevy
12 March 1975
TV Actor, Singer

Meshulam RiklisMeshulam Riklis
02 December 1923
Businessman
Abba EbanAbba Eban
02 February 1915
Politician and Diplomat

George HabashGeorge Habash
02 August 1926
Founder of The Popular Front for the Liberation of

Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
10 June 1895
Author

Anna ZakAnna Zak
12 March 2001
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star, Model

Yaron VersanoYaron Versano
23 June 1975
Gal Gadot’s Husband
Ada YonathAda Yonath
22 June 1939
Scientist

Meital DohanMeital Dohan
24 August 1979
Actress, Comedian, Singer

Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman
24 January 1941
 

Lior BittonLior Bitton
 
Jenna Jameson's Fiance
A. B. YehoshuaA. B. Yehoshua
19 December 1936
Israeli Faulkner

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

Valeria LipovetskyValeria Lipovetsky
19 September 1990
Model, YouTube star

Emile HabibiEmile Habibi
29 August 1922
Writer
Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
23 May 1969
Member of the Knesset

Shahar TzuberiShahar Tzuberi
01 September 1986
Olympic athlete
Yotam SolomonYotam Solomon
28 March 1987
Fashion designer

Cyril DombCyril Domb
09 December 1920
Theoretical Physicist

Daniella PickDaniella Pick
21 November 1983
Singer, Model
Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
20 May 1915
Israeli Military & Political Leader

Mary, Mother of JesusMary, Mother of Jesus
08 September 0018
Mother of Jesus
DavidKing David
1040 BC
Herder, Sovereign, Singer, Prophet, Politician

JedidiahJedidiah
01 January 1970
 

Inbar LaviInbar Lavi
27 October 1986
Actress

Keren PelesKeren Peles
11 March 1979
Singer
Yossi GhinsbergYossi Ghinsberg
25 April 1959
Writer
SamsonSamson
Judge

Oded FehrOded Fehr
23 November 1970
Stage actor, Film actor

Marc RichMarc Rich
18 December 1934
Business Person

Saint JudeSaint Jude
0001 AD
Priest
IsaacIsaac
1896 BC
 

James, brother of JesusJames, brother of Jesus
Saint

Amar'e StoudemireAmar'e Stoudemire
16 November 1982
Basketball player

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

Odeya RushOdeya Rush
12 May 1997
Actress
Saul the KingSaul the King
1079 BC
King

JonahJonah
0800 BC
prophet
Avi AradAvi Arad
18 April 1948
Businessperson

Avram GrantAvram Grant
04 May 1955
association football player, association football
EzekielEzekiel
0622 BC
Prophet
Yael GrobglasYael Grobglas
31 May 1984
Actor, Film actor, Model, Stage actor

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.