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

Sue BirdSue Bird
16 October 1980
Basketball Player

Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene
 
Disciple of Jesus Christ

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
 

SolomonSolomon
0990 BC
King of Israel
Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
 
Betrayer of Jesus

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

Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
21 October 1949
Prime Minister of Israel

Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Netta BarzilaiNetta Barzilai
22 January 1993
Singer, Looping Artist

JosephusJosephus
0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

Benny HinnBenny Hinn
03 December 1952
 
IsaiahIsaiah
 
Judean Prophet

David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion
16 October 1886
 
Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
26 February 1928
Prime Minister of Israel

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
05 March 1934
American-Israeli psychologist

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
01 March 1922
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923
Former President of Israel

Uri GellerUri Geller
20 December 1946
Magician
Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
31 August 1945
Violinist

Chaim TopolChaim Topol
09 September 1935
Actor

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
20 May 1915
Israeli Military & Political Leader

Ralph BakshiRalph Bakshi
29 October 1938
Director of Animated Films
Lior BittonLior Bitton
 
Jenna Jameson's Fiance
Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
16 August 1913
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Reuven RivlinReuven Rivlin
09 September 1939
10th President of Israel

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

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Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
10 June 1895
Author
Anna ZakAnna Zak
12 March 2001
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star, Model

Daniella PickDaniella Pick
21 November 1983
Singer, Model
Abba EbanAbba Eban
02 February 1915
Politician and Diplomat

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

Ada YonathAda Yonath
22 June 1939
Scientist
Tzachi HalevyTzachi Halevy
12 March 1975
TV Actor, Singer

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

John The Baptist John The Baptist
 
Jewish Preacher

Meital DohanMeital Dohan
24 August 1979
Actress, Comedian, Singer

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

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
16 February 1932
Writer
Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
23 May 1969
Member of the Knesset

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

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

Benny GantzBenny Gantz
09 June 1959
Officer

Dana InternationalDana International
02 February 1972
Singer, Songwriter
Oded FehrOded Fehr
23 November 1970
Stage actor, Film actor

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

John the ApostleJohn the Apostle
0006 AD
 

Saint ChristopherSaint Christopher
0200 AD
Martyr

IsaacIsaac
1896 BC
 
JonahJonah
0800 BC
prophet
SalomeSalome
0014 AD
 

EsauEsau
1653 BC
Isaac's son

JeremiahJeremiah
0655 BC
Prophet

Ayelet ZurerAyelet Zurer
28 June 1969
Actor, Model, Stage actor
CaiaphasCaiaphas
3500 BC
priest

Baldwin IV of JerusalemBaldwin IV of Jerusalem
1161 AD
King

Herod AntipasHerod Antipas
0020 BC
Ruler

EzekielEzekiel
0622 BC
Prophet

Saint StephenSaint Stephen
0005 AD
Martyr, Saint
SamuelSamuel
1064 BC
Prophet

Alona TalAlona Tal
20 October 1983
Actor, Singer, Television actor
Ehud BarakEhud Barak
12 February 1942
Politician, Diplomat, Officer

Saint AnneSaint Anne
0050 BC
Mary's mother

Idan RaichelIdan Raichel
 
Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
05 November 1958
Psychologist

JosiahJosiah
0649 BC
King
Eran ZahaviEran Zahavi
25 July 1987
Association football player

Eli CohenEli Cohen
06 December 1924
spy

Yonatan NetanyahuYonatan Netanyahu
13 March 1946
Paratrooper, Officer

Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
30 November 1960
Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter,
IshtarIshtar
 

Ofra HazaOfra Haza
19 November 1957
Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist,
DanielDaniel
Prophet

Avram GrantAvram Grant
04 May 1955
association football player, association football

Saint MatthiasSaint Matthias
0001 AD
Saint

HezekiahHezekiah
0739 BC
King of Judah
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.