Find out more about the greatest Israeli, including Gal Gadot, Natalie Portman, Gene Simmons, Benjamin Netanyahu and Solomon.

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
(Actress)

30 April 1985

Rosh HaAyin, Israel

Taurus

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
(Actress, Producer, Director)

09 June 1981

Jerusalem

Gemini

Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene
(Disciple of Jesus Christ)

Magdala

Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
(Prime Minister of Israel)

21 October 1949

Tel Aviv

Libra

SolomonSolomon

0990 BC

0931 BC

Jerusalem, Israel

Saint GeorgeSaint George
(Christian martyr)

0280 AD

23 April 0303

Lod

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons

25 August 1949

Virgo

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

04 June 1985

Hod HaSharon

Gemini

IsaiahIsaiah
(Judean Prophet)

Kingdom of Judah

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898

08 December 1978

Kiev, Russian Empire

Taurus

Benny HinnBenny Hinn

03 December 1952

Jaffa

Sagittarius

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman
(American-Israeli psychologist)

05 March 1934

Tel Aviv, Israel

Pisces

David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion

16 October 1886

01 December 1973

Płonsk, Poland

Libra

Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
(Prime Minister of Israel)

26 February 1928

11 January 2014

British Mandate of Palestine

Pisces

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
(5th Prime Minister of Israel)

01 March 1922

04 November 1995

Jerusalem

Pisces

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
(Former President of Israel)

02 August 1923

28 September 2016

Wiszniew, Poland

Leo

Netta BarzilaiNetta Barzilai
(Singer, Looping Artist)

22 January 1993

Hod HaSharon, Israel

Aquarius

Uri GellerUri Geller
(Magician)

20 December 1946

Tel Aviv

Sagittarius

Chaim TopolChaim Topol
(Actor)

09 September 1935

Tel Aviv

Virgo

Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

16 August 1913

09 March 1992

Brest

Leo

Ralph BakshiRalph Bakshi
(Director of Animated Films)

29 October 1938

Haifa

Scorpio

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
(Israeli Military & Political Leader)

20 May 1915

16 October 1981

Degania Alef

Taurus

Reuven RivlinReuven Rivlin
(10th President of Israel)

09 September 1939

Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine

Virgo

Mili AvitalMili Avital
(Actress)

30 March 1972

Jerusalem, Israel

Aries

Raviv UllmanRaviv Ullman
(Actor)

24 January 1986

Eilat, Israel

Aquarius

Martin BuberMartin Buber
(Philosopher)

08 February 1878

13 June 1965

Vienna

Aquarius

Anna ZakAnna Zak
(Musical.ly Star, Model)

12 March 2001

Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia

Pisces

Amir BlumenfeldAmir Blumenfeld
(American-Israeli Comedian)

18 January 1983

Afula, Israel

Capricorn

Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
(Author)

10 June 1895

17 November 1979

Vitebsk

Gemini

Judea PearlJudea Pearl
(Computer Scientist)

04 September 1936

Tel Aviv, Israel

Virgo

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

02 August 1926

26 January 2008

Lod

Leo

Meshulam RiklisMeshulam Riklis
(Businessman)

02 December 1923

Istanbul, Turkey

Sagittarius

Abba EbanAbba Eban
(Politician and Diplomat)

02 February 1915

17 November 2002

Cape Town

Aquarius

John The Baptist John The Baptist
(Jewish Preacher)

Jerusalem

Ada YonathAda Yonath
(Scientist)

22 June 1939

Jerusalem, Isreal

Cancer

Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman

24 January 1941

Tel Aviv, Israel

Aquarius

Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
(Member of the Knesset)

23 May 1969

Nazareth

Gemini

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
(Writer)

16 February 1932

Zhadova, near Czernowitz, Romania (now Ukraine)

Aquarius

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

19 December 1936

Jerusalem

Sagittarius

Emile HabibiEmile Habibi
(Writer)

29 August 1922

02 May 1996

Haifa

Virgo

Shahar TzuberiShahar Tzuberi
(Olympic athlete)

01 September 1986

Eilat

Virgo

Cyril DombCyril Domb
(Theoretical Physicist)

09 December 1920

15 February 2012

London, UK

Sagittarius

Yaron VersanoYaron Versano
(Gal Gadot’s Husband)

23 June 1975

Amsterdam

Cancer

Yotam SolomonYotam Solomon
(Fashion designer)

28 March 1987

Israel

Aries

Lior BittonLior Bitton
(Jenna Jameson's Fiance)

Herzliya, Israel

Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot

0033 AD

Jerusalem

SamsonSamson
(Judge)

Zorah

IshmaelIshmael
(Abraham's son)

1910 BC

1773 BC

Canaan

John the ApostleJohn the Apostle

0006 AD

0100 AD

Galilee

Thomas the ApostleThomas the Apostle
(Saint, Catholic priest)

03 July 0072

Galilee

Saint ChristopherSaint Christopher
(Martyr)

0200 AD

0251 AD

Canaan

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

31 May 1984

Paris

Gemini

CaiaphasCaiaphas
(priest)

3500 BC

IsaacIsaac

1896 BC

1716 BC

Canaan

JonahJonah
(prophet)

0800 BC

0900 BC

Nineveh

JosephusJosephus
(Scholar)

0037 AD

0100 AD

Jerusalem

JeremiahJeremiah
(Prophet)

0655 BC

0586 BC

Anathoth

Yonatan NetanyahuYonatan Netanyahu
(Paratrooper, Officer)

13 March 1946

04 July 1976

New York City

Pisces

Herod AntipasHerod Antipas
(Ruler)

0020 BC

0039 AD

Judea

EzekielEzekiel
(Prophet)

0622 BC

0570 BC

Jerusalem

SalomeSalome

0014 AD

0100 AD

Judea

Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
(Violinist, Conductor, Professor)

31 August 1945

Tel Aviv

Virgo

EsauEsau
(Isaac's son)

1653 BC

1506 AD

Canaan

Oded FehrOded Fehr
(Stage actor, Film actor)

23 November 1970

Venezuela

Sagittarius

Baldwin IV of JerusalemBaldwin IV of Jerusalem
(King)

1161 AD

16 March 1185

Alona TalAlona Tal
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)

20 October 1983

Herzliya

Libra

SamuelSamuel
(Prophet)

1064 BC

1012 BC

Simon the ZealotSimon the Zealot
(Saint)

0001 AD

0107 AD

Cana

Ayelet ZurerAyelet Zurer
(Actor, Model, Stage actor)

28 June 1969

Tel Aviv

Cancer

Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich
(Criminal)

30 June 1946

Kyiv

Cancer

IshtarIshtar
Saint AnneSaint Anne
(Mary's mother)

0050 BC

0012 AD

Bethlehem

Daniel BarenboimDaniel Barenboim
(Pianist, Conductor, Music director)

15 November 1942

Buenos Aires

Scorpio

Yossi BenayounYossi Benayoun
(Association football player)

05 May 1980

Dimona

Taurus

Itzhak SternItzhak Stern
(Accountant)

25 January 1901

22 April 1969

Kraków

Aquarius

Omri CasspiOmri Casspi
(Basketball player)

22 June 1988

Yavne

Cancer

Bar PalyBar Paly
(Actor, Film actor, Model)

29 April 1985

Ural

Taurus

Pini ZahaviPini Zahavi

24 August 1943

Ness Ziona

Virgo

HezekiahHezekiah
(King of Judah)

0739 BC

0687 BC

Jerusalem

Josh KeatonJosh Keaton
(Actor, Singer, Musician, Dub actor, Television actor, Voice actor)

08 February 1979

Hacienda Heights

Aquarius

JosiahJosiah
(King)

0649 BC

0609 BC

Jerusalem

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.