List of famous Israelis with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons

25 August 1949

Virgo

Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
(Prime Minister of Israel)

21 October 1949

Tel Aviv

Libra

SolomonSolomon

0990 BC

0931 BC

Jerusalem, Israel

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

04 June 1985

Hod HaSharon

Gemini

IsaiahIsaiah
(Judean Prophet)

Kingdom of Judah

Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
(Prime Minister of Israel)

26 February 1928

11 January 2014

British Mandate of Palestine

Pisces

Golda MeirGolda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

03 May 1898

08 December 1978

Kiev, Russian Empire

Taurus

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

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

Chaim TopolChaim Topol
(Actor)

09 September 1935

Tel Aviv

Virgo

Uri GellerUri Geller
(Magician)

20 December 1946

Tel Aviv

Sagittarius

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

Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

16 August 1913

09 March 1992

Brest

Leo

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

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
(Writer)

16 February 1932

Zhadova, near Czernowitz, Romania (now Ukraine)

Aquarius

Amir BlumenfeldAmir Blumenfeld
(American-Israeli Comedian)

18 January 1983

Afula, Israel

Capricorn

Meshulam RiklisMeshulam Riklis
(Businessman)

02 December 1923

Istanbul, Turkey

Sagittarius

Judea PearlJudea Pearl
(Computer Scientist)

04 September 1936

Tel Aviv, Israel

Virgo

Abba EbanAbba Eban
(Politician and Diplomat)

02 February 1915

17 November 2002

Cape Town

Aquarius

Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
(Author)

10 June 1895

17 November 1979

Vitebsk

Gemini

Ada YonathAda Yonath
(Scientist)

22 June 1939

Jerusalem, Isreal

Cancer

John The Baptist John The Baptist
(Jewish Preacher)

Jerusalem

Dan ShechtmanDan Shechtman

24 January 1941

Tel Aviv, Israel

Aquarius

Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
(Member of the Knesset)

23 May 1969

Nazareth

Gemini

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

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

31 May 1984

Paris

Gemini

IshtarIshtar

JeremiahJeremiah
(Prophet)

0655 BC

0586 BC

Anathoth

Omri CasspiOmri Casspi
(Basketball player)

22 June 1988

Yavne

Cancer

Iddo GoldbergIddo Goldberg
(Actor)

05 August 1975

Haifa

Leo

Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich
(Criminal)

30 June 1946

Kyiv

Cancer

Oded FehrOded Fehr
(Stage actor, Film actor)

23 November 1970

Venezuela

Sagittarius

Alona TalAlona Tal
(Actor, Singer, Television actor)

20 October 1983

Herzliya

Libra

Ayelet ZurerAyelet Zurer
(Actor, Model, Stage actor)

28 June 1969

Tel Aviv

Cancer

Yonatan NetanyahuYonatan Netanyahu
(Paratrooper, Officer)

13 March 1946

04 July 1976

New York City

Pisces

Bar PalyBar Paly
(Actor, Film actor, Model)

29 April 1985

Ural

Taurus

Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman
(Violinist, Conductor, Professor)

31 August 1945

Tel Aviv

Virgo

Ehud BarakEhud Barak
(Politician, Diplomat, Officer)

12 February 1942

Mishmar HaSharon

Aquarius

Daniel BarenboimDaniel Barenboim
(Pianist, Conductor, Music director)

15 November 1942

Buenos Aires

Scorpio

Rula JebrealRula Jebreal
(Journalist, Pundit, Writer, Screenwriter)

24 April 1973

Haifa

Taurus

Yossi BenayounYossi Benayoun
(Association football player)

05 May 1980

Dimona

Taurus

Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
(Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter, Film actor, Director)

30 November 1960

Nazareth

Sagittarius

Itzhak SternItzhak Stern
(Accountant)

25 January 1901

22 April 1969

Kraków

Aquarius

Yvan AttalYvan Attal
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Dub actor)

04 January 1965

Tel Aviv

Capricorn

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

08 February 1979

Hacienda Heights

Aquarius

Ofra HazaOfra Haza
(Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist, Pianist, Songwriter)

19 November 1957

23 February 2000

Tel Aviv

Scorpio

Sara NetanyahuSara Netanyahu
(Psychologist)

05 November 1958

Kiryat Tiv'on

Scorpio

Amos TverskyAmos Tversky
(Psychologist, Economist, University teacher)

16 March 1937

02 June 1996

Haifa

Pisces

Meir KahaneMeir Kahane
(Politician, Rabbi, Journalist)

01 August 1932

05 November 1990

Brooklyn

Leo

Brian GeorgeBrian George
(Actor, Film actor)

01 July 1952

Jerusalem

Cancer

Hany Abu-AssadHany Abu-Assad
(Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer)

11 October 1961

Nazareth

Libra

Avram GrantAvram Grant
(association football player, association football manager)

04 May 1955

Petah Tikva

Taurus

Ehud OlmertEhud Olmert
(Politician, Lawyer)

30 September 1945

Binyamina-Giv'at Ada

Libra

Ilan RamonIlan Ramon
(Fighter pilot, Astronaut, Aviator, Military personnel)

20 June 1954

01 February 2003

Ramat Gan

Gemini

Moshe SafdieMoshe Safdie
(Architect, Urban planner)

14 July 1938

Haifa

Cancer

Yigal AmirYigal Amir
(Criminal)

23 May 1970

Herzliya

Gemini

Moran AtiasMoran Atias
(Actor, Model, Television presenter, Film actor)

09 April 1981

Haifa

Aries

SafedSafed

Evgeny KissinEvgeny Kissin
(Pianist)

10 October 1971

Moscow

Libra

Mordechai VanunuMordechai Vanunu
(Technician)

14 October 1954

Marrakesh

Libra

Benzion NetanyahuBenzion Netanyahu
(Historian, Educationist, Writer, University teacher)

25 March 1910

30 April 2012

Warsaw

Aries

Esti GinzburgEsti Ginzburg
(Actor, Model, Television presenter)

06 March 1990

Tel Aviv

Pisces

Eli CohenEli Cohen
(spy)

06 December 1924

18 May 1965

Alexandria

Sagittarius

Eran ZahaviEran Zahavi
(Association football player)

25 July 1987

Rishon LeZion

Leo

Gilad ShalitGilad Shalit
(Sports columnist, Soldier, Journalist, Investment Advisor)

28 August 1986

Nahariya

Virgo

Daliah LaviDaliah Lavi
(Actor, Singer, Model)

12 October 1942

Mandatory Palestine

Libra

Yitzhak ShamirYitzhak Shamir
(Politician, Diplomat)

22 October 1915

30 June 2012

Ruzhany

Libra

Jonah LotanJonah Lotan
(Actor)

03 July 1973

Jerusalem

Cancer

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

04 May 1939

Jerusalem

Taurus

Tomer HemedTomer Hemed
(Association football player)

02 May 1987

Haifa

Taurus

Asaf AvidanAsaf Avidan
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Animator, Guitarist, Dub actor, Songwriter)

23 March 1980

Jerusalem

Aries

Naftali BennettNaftali Bennett
(Politician, Businessperson, Officer, Manager)

25 March 1972

Haifa

Aries

Avigdor LiebermanAvigdor Lieberman
(politician, journalist, trade unionist)

05 June 1958

Chișinău

Gemini

Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
(Politician)

25 October 1895

26 February 1969

Kiev Governorate

Scorpio

Haya HarareetHaya Harareet
(Screenwriter, Stage actor, Film actor)

20 September 1931

Haifa

Virgo

Arnon MilchanArnon Milchan
(Film producer, Entrepreneur, Screenwriter, Businessperson)

06 December 1944

Rehovot

Sagittarius

David GrossmanDavid Grossman
(Writer, Radio personality, Screenwriter, Journalist, Children's writer)

25 January 1954

Jerusalem

Aquarius

Adi ShamirAdi Shamir
(Mathematician, Cryptologist, Computer scientist)

06 July 1952

Tel Aviv

Cancer

Tzipi LivniTzipi Livni
(Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat, Manager)

08 July 1958

Tel Aviv

Cancer

Stanley FischerStanley Fischer
(Economist, Educationist, Writer, Professor, Banker)

15 October 1943

Mazabuka

Libra

Tal Ben HaimTal Ben Haim
(Association football player)

31 March 1982

Rishon LeZion

Aries

Mathilde KrimMathilde Krim
(Geneticist, Physician)

09 July 1926

Como

Cancer

Beram KayalBeram Kayal
(Association football player)

02 May 1988

Jadeidi-Makr

Taurus

Linor AbargilLinor Abargil
(Model, Actor, Beauty pageant contestant, Stage actor)

17 February 1980

Netanya

Aquarius

Dana InternationalDana International
(Singer, Songwriter)

02 February 1972

Tel Aviv

Aquarius

Michaela BercuMichaela Bercu
(Actor, Model)

31 March 1967

Tel Aviv

Aries

Pinchas ZukermanPinchas Zukerman
(Conductor, Music educator, Violinist)

16 July 1948

Tel Aviv

Cancer

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.

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