Famous Israeli Journalists

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

Ofra Haza
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Birthdate: November 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Died: February 23, 2000

Ofra Haza was an Israeli actress and singer who achieved great popularity in the Western world where she came to be known as the Madonna of the East. An influential cultural figure in Israel, Ofra Haza played a major role in popularizing the Mizrahi culture. During her illustrious singing career, Haza earned several gold and platinum discs.

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Dmitry Glukhovsky
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Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Russian-Israeli author Dmitry Glukhovsky gained fame with his first novel, Metro 2033, which he published on his own site at age 18, and which later inspired an interactive experiment and a video game franchise. He has also worked for Mayak Radio Station, EuroNews TV, and Deutsche Welle.

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Yair Lapid
(Journalist, Writer, Politician, Actor, Television presenter)

Yair Lapid
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Birthdate: November 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv

Yair Lapid is an Israeli politician who has been serving as the prime minister of Israel since June 2021. He is also the current Minister of Foreign Affairs in Israel. He is credited with founding the centrist Yesh Atid party. A former journalist, Lapid was also known for his skills as a writer before entering politics in 2012.

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Rula Jebreal
(Journalist and novelist)

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

Amos Oz
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Birthdate: May 4, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jerusalem

Originally called Amos Klausner, Oz Amos was an Israeli short story writer, novelist, essayist, and educator, known for his advocacy of two-state solution to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Professor Hebrew literature at Ben-Gurion University, he wrote forty books, many of which have been translated into forty-five languages, earning him  numerous international awards and honors, including Legion of Honour of France.

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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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Max Brod
(Former prolific writer best remembered as the friend and biographer of writer Franz Kafka)

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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 8 
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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Benny Morris
(Historian, Writer, University teacher, Journalist)

Benny Morris
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Birthdate: December 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ein HaHoresh

Benny Morris is an Israeli historian who was a professor at the  Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His work on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict won him both praise and criticism from both sides of the political divide. He studied history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has a doctorate in modern European history from the University of Cambridge. 

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

David Grossman
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Birthdate: January 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Israel Prize-winning author David Grossman is best known for his iconic books on Israel, such as See Under: Love and The Book of Internal Grammar. Born into a working-class family, he also developed his left-leaning traits early in life and later stepped into political activism, too.

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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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Amira Hass
(Writer, Journalist)

Amira Hass
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Birthdate: June 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jerusalem

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Yosef Lapid
(Television presenter)

Yosef Lapid
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Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
Died: June 1, 2008

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Raymonda Tawil
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Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Acre in Mandatory Palestine

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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
(Journalist, Politician, Writer, Poet, Educator)

Yossi Sarid
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Birthdate: October 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rehovot
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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Uri Zvi Greenberg
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Birthdate: September 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bilyi Kamin', Ukraine
Died: May 8, 1981

Uri Zvi Greenberg was an Israeli poet, politician, and journalist. Greenberg, who wrote in Hebrew and Yiddish, is often considered one of the greatest poets in the history of Israel. For his immense contributions to literature, Uri Zvi Greenberg was honored with several prestigious awards like the Bialik Prize and the Israel Prize.

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Yoram Kaniuk
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Birthdate: May 2, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Died: June 8, 2013

Israeli author Yoram Kaniuk wrote about varied topics, such as the Holocaust and the 1948 war. Though born into an elite family, he joined the Palmach during the War of Independence and was wounded. A multidimensional man, he also studied painting and indulged in gambling and adventure in the US.

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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