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

Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
(Prime Minister of Israel)

21 October 1949

SolomonSolomon
(King of Israel)

0990 BC

Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene
(Disciple of Jesus Christ)

Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot
(Betrayer of Jesus)

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

04 June 1985

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898

Saint GeorgeSaint George
(Christian martyr)

0280 AD

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
(Israeli Military & Political Leader)

20 May 1915

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Uri GellerUri Geller
(Magician)

20 December 1946

IsaiahIsaiah
(Judean Prophet)

David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion

16 October 1886

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
(American-Israeli psychologist)

05 March 1934

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
(5th Prime Minister of Israel)

01 March 1922

Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
(Prime Minister of Israel)

26 February 1928

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JosephusJosephus
(Historian, Scholar)

0037 AD

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
(Former President of Israel)

02 August 1923

Benny HinnBenny Hinn

03 December 1952

Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

16 August 1913

Chaim TopolChaim Topol
(Actor)

09 September 1935

Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
(Violinist)

31 August 1945

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Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman

24 January 1941

Raviv UllmanRaviv Ullman
(Actor)

24 January 1986

Ralph BakshiRalph Bakshi
(Director of Animated Films)

29 October 1938

Lior BittonLior Bitton
(Jenna Jameson's Fiance)

Netta BarzilaiNetta Barzilai
(Singer, Looping Artist)

22 January 1993

Reuven RivlinReuven Rivlin
(10th President of Israel)

09 September 1939

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Mili AvitalMili Avital
(Actress)

30 March 1972

Martin BuberMartin Buber
(Philosopher)

08 February 1878

Meshulam RiklisMeshulam Riklis
(Businessman)

02 December 1923

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

Abba EbanAbba Eban
(Politician and Diplomat)

02 February 1915

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

02 August 1926

Ada YonathAda Yonath
(Scientist)

22 June 1939

Tzachi HalevyTzachi Halevy
(TV Actor, Singer)

12 March 1975

Yaron VersanoYaron Versano
(Gal Gadot’s Husband)

23 June 1975

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John The Baptist John The Baptist
(Jewish Preacher)
Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
(Member of the Knesset)

23 May 1969

Meital DohanMeital Dohan
(Actress, Comedian, Singer)

24 August 1979

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
(Writer)

16 February 1932

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

19 December 1936

Emile HabibiEmile Habibi
(Writer)

29 August 1922

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Daniella PickDaniella Pick
(Singer, Model)

21 November 1983

Valeria LipovetskyValeria Lipovetsky
(Model, YouTube star)

19 September 1990

Shahar TzuberiShahar Tzuberi
(Olympic athlete)

01 September 1986

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

1988 AD

Cyril DombCyril Domb
(Theoretical Physicist)

09 December 1920

Hila KleinHila Klein
(YouTuber)

12 December 1987

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Yotam SolomonYotam Solomon
(Fashion designer)

28 March 1987

AbrahamAbraham
(Prophet)

1813 BC

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

1040 BC

SamsonSamson
(Judge)

Oded FehrOded Fehr
(Stage actor, Film actor)

23 November 1970

IshmaelIshmael
(Abraham's son)

1910 BC

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Saint ChristopherSaint Christopher
(Martyr)

0200 AD

John the ApostleJohn the Apostle

0006 AD

IsaacIsaac

1896 BC

Ayelet ZurerAyelet Zurer
(Actor, Model, Stage actor)

28 June 1969

JonahJonah
(prophet)

0800 BC

Benny GantzBenny Gantz
(Officer)

09 June 1959

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JeremiahJeremiah
(Prophet)

0655 BC

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

31 May 1984

Thomas the ApostleThomas the Apostle
(Saint, Catholic priest)

EzekielEzekiel
(Prophet)

0622 BC

EsauEsau
(Isaac's son)

1653 BC

SalomeSalome

0014 AD

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Herod AntipasHerod Antipas
(Ruler)

0020 BC

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

04 May 1939

Yonatan NetanyahuYonatan Netanyahu
(Paratrooper, Officer)

13 March 1946

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.