Famous Israeli Journalists

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Gilad Shalit
(Sports columnist, Soldier, Journalist, Investment Advisor)
Gilad Shalit
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Birthdate: August 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nahariya

Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was held by Palestinian militants from 2006 to 2011 and thus became significant in the Israeli political scene. He was eventually released as part of a prisoner-exchange deal, mediated by Germany ad Egypt, which required the release of over 1,000 Palestinian and Israeli Arab prisoners.

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Rula Jebreal
(Palestinian Foreign Policy Analyst, Journalist, Novelist and Screenwriter)
Rula Jebreal
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Birthdate: April 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

Rula Jebreal is a Palestinian journalist, foreign policy analyst, novelist, and screenwriter. Her first novel Miral was adapted into a film of the same name. Directed by Julian Schnabel, Miral had Freida Pinto playing the title role.

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Max Brod
(Israeli Author, Composer and Journalist)
Max Brod
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Birthdate: May 27, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: December 20, 1968

Max Brod was a Czech German-speaking Jewish author, composer, and journalist. He studied law at the German Charles-Ferdinand University and proceeded to pursue a career as a journalist and composer. He worked as an editor and literary adviser for the Israeli national theatre for three decades. He was a close friend and biographer of writer Franz Kafka. 

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Rudolf Kastner
(Former Journalist, lawyer known for Saving 1,684 Jews on the Kastner train, who were otherwise destined for Auschwitz)
Rudolf Kastner
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Birthdate: 1906 AD
Birthplace: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Died: March 15, 1957
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Gideon Levy
(journalist, writer)
Gideon Levy
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Birthdate: June 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
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Meir Kahane
(Politician, Rabbi, Journalist)
Meir Kahane
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Birthdate: August 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: November 5, 1990

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Meir Kahane was an Israeli rabbi, best remembered as the founder of the Kach Party. He moved to Israel after being imprisoned for alleged militant activities. Though he acquired a seat in the Israeli parliament, his party was banned for its racist nature.

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Tommy Lapid
(Serbian-Born Israeli Journalist and Politician)
Tommy Lapid
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Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
Died: June 1, 2008

Serbian-born Israeli politician Yosef Lapid started his career as a print and broadcast journalist who went on to win the prestigious Sokolov Award. He then focused on politics and joined the Zionist Shinui party, before switching to the Secular Faction. He also served as Israel’s deputy prime minister and minister of justice.

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Raymonda Tawil
(Writer)
Raymonda Tawil
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Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Acre in Mandatory Palestine
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Amira Hass
(Writer, Journalist)
Amira Hass
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Birthdate: June 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jerusalem
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Ghada Karmi
(Doctor of medicine)
Ghada Karmi
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Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem

Palestinian doctor of medicine, author and academic Ghada Karmi is associated with the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter as research fellow and lecturer. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Karmi has penned several articles on Palestinian issues in Wayback Machine and in newspapers and magazines like Journal of Palestine Studies and The Guardian.

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Yossi Sarid
(Israeli Politician and News Commentator)
Yossi Sarid
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Birthdate: October 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rehovot, Israel
Died: December 4, 2015

Yossi Sarid was a news commentator and politician who was an important member of the Knesset between 1974 and 2006. From 1996 to 2003, he led the political party Meretz. A former Minister of the Environment and Minister of Education, Sarid also served as the Leader of the Opposition between 2001 and 2003. Sarid is also remembered for his uprightness.

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Amos Elon
(Journalist)
Amos Elon
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Birthdate: July 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 25, 2009
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David Kimche
(Diplomat)
David Kimche
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Birthdate: February 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 8, 2010
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Ze'ev Schiff
(Journalist)
Ze'ev Schiff
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Birthdate: July 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lille, France
Died: June 19, 2007
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Said Hammami
(Politician)
Said Hammami
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Birthdate: 1941 AD
Birthplace: Tel Aviv–Yafo, Israel
Died: January 4, 1978