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.

Eli CohenEli Cohen
06 December 1924
Spy
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

Sue BirdSue Bird
16 October 1980
Basketball Player

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
 
SolomonSolomon
0990 BC
King of Israel

Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene
 
Disciple of Jesus Christ

Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
 
Betrayer of Jesus

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

Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
26 February 1928
Prime Minister of Israel

David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion
16 October 1886
 
Benny HinnBenny Hinn
03 December 1952
 

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

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923
Former President of Israel

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
01 March 1922
5th Prime Minister of Israel
JosephusJosephus
0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

Daniel PearlDaniel Pearl
10 October 1963
Journalist
David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
05 March 1934
American-Israeli psychologist

Chaim TopolChaim Topol
09 September 1935
Actor

Uri GellerUri Geller
20 December 1946
Magician

Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
16 August 1913
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Ralph BakshiRalph Bakshi
29 October 1938
Director of Animated Films
Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
31 August 1945
Violinist

Reuven RivlinReuven Rivlin
09 September 1939
10th President of Israel

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
20 May 1915
Israeli Military & Political Leader

Lior BittonLior Bitton
 
Jenna Jameson's Fiance
Raviv UllmanRaviv Ullman
24 January 1986
Actor

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Martin BuberMartin Buber
08 February 1878
Philosopher

Judea PearlJudea Pearl
04 September 1936
Computer Scientist

Mili AvitalMili Avital
30 March 1972
Actress

Meshulam RiklisMeshulam Riklis
02 December 1923
Businessman
Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
10 June 1895
Author

Amir BlumenfeldAmir Blumenfeld
18 January 1983
American-Israeli Comedian
Anna ZakAnna Zak
12 March 2001
TikTok (Musical.ly) Star, Model

Daniella PickDaniella Pick
21 November 1983
Singer, 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

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
 

Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
23 May 1969
Member of the Knesset

Meital DohanMeital Dohan
24 August 1979
Actress, Comedian, Singer
John The Baptist John The Baptist
 
Jewish Preacher

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

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
16 February 1932
Writer

Emile HabibiEmile Habibi
29 August 1922
Writer
Valeria LipovetskyValeria Lipovetsky
19 September 1990
Model, YouTube star

Shahar TzuberiShahar Tzuberi
01 September 1986
Olympic athlete
Mor ShapiroMor Shapiro
1988 AD
Medical Practitioner, Wife of Ben Shapiro

Hila KleinHila Klein
12 December 1987
YouTuber

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

DavidDavid
1040 BC
Herder, Sovereign, Singer, Prophet, Politician
AbrahamAbraham
1813 BC
Prophet

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

SamsonSamson
Judge
Benny GantzBenny Gantz
09 June 1959
Officer

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

Alona TalAlona Tal
20 October 1983
Actor, Singer, Television actor

John the ApostleJohn the Apostle
0006 AD
 

Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
30 November 1960
Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter,
Saint ChristopherSaint Christopher
0200 AD
Martyr
IsaacIsaac
1896 BC
 

Ehud BarakEhud Barak
12 February 1942
Politician, Diplomat, Officer

JeremiahJeremiah
0655 BC
Prophet

JonahJonah
0800 BC
prophet
SalomeSalome
0014 AD
 

EsauEsau
1653 BC
Isaac's son

Oded FehrOded Fehr
23 November 1970
Stage actor, Film 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
Gideon RaffGideon Raff
1973 AD
film director, screenwriter

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

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

Avigdor LiebermanAvigdor Lieberman
05 June 1958
politician, journalist, trade unionist
Eran ZahaviEran Zahavi
25 July 1987
Association football player

Iddo GoldbergIddo Goldberg
05 August 1975
Actor

Vince OfferVince Offer
25 April 1964
Director

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
05 November 1958
Psychologist
Yonatan NetanyahuYonatan Netanyahu
13 March 1946
Paratrooper, Officer

Saint AnneSaint Anne
0050 BC
Mary's mother
Haim SabanHaim Saban
15 October 1944
Business Person

Sasha RoizSasha Roiz
21 October 1973
Actor
Idan RaichelIdan Raichel
 

JosiahJosiah
0649 BC
King
IshtarIshtar
 

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.