Fondly called the land of milk and honey, Israel is one of the most popular countries in the Middle East that forwards people a rich blend of heritage, culture, modernity and religion. And much of that has been because of Israeli nationals and leaders who have crafted a unique space for themselves on the global platform. Humanitarian, ambitious and goal-oriented, Israeli leaders are all of them and much more. While Israel has been under the rule of powerful leaders since times immemorial, some of them created a niche for themselves and the country through their administrative skills and friendly policies. Yitzhak Rabin is one such Israeli leader. A Nobel Peace Prize winner, he became the first native-born prime minister of Israel in 1974. Rabin’s most acknowledgeable work as an Israeli leader was his peace negotiation with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. But the list does not end with Rabin alone. Other prominent Israeli leaders who left a lasting footprint on the country and the world map are Golda Meir, Benjamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres, Ariel Sharon, Chaim Weizmann, Menachim Begin, David Ben-Gurion and so on. a reading of this section will help you acquaint yourself with top Israeli leaders of all times.
Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu
21 October 1949
Prime Minister
SolomonSolomon
0990 BC
King of Israel

Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

IsaiahIsaiah
 
Judean Prophet

Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
01 March 1922
5th Prime Minister of Israel
JeremiahJeremiah
0655 BC
Prophet

David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion
16 October 1886
 

JosephusJosephus
0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

EsauEsau
 
Isaac's Son
Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
26 February 1928
Prime Minister of Israel

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923
Former President of Israel
Saint StephenSaint Stephen
0005 AD
Religious Leader

Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
16 August 1913
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
20 May 1915
Israeli Military & Political Leader
Reuven RivlinReuven Rivlin
09 September 1939
10th President of Israel

Saint MatthiasSaint Matthias
0001 AD
Religious Leader
Yitzhak ShamirYitzhak Shamir
22 October 1915
Former Prime Minister of Israel

George HabashGeorge Habash
02 August 1926
Founder of The Popular Front for the Liberation of

Abba EbanAbba Eban
02 February 1915
Politician and Diplomat
John The Baptist John The Baptist
 
Jewish Preacher

Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
23 May 1969
Member of the Knesset
Emile HabibiEmile Habibi
29 August 1922
Writer

SamsonSamson
Judge

Benny GantzBenny Gantz
09 June 1959
Officer

Thomas the ApostleThomas the Apostle
Saint, Catholic priest
IsaacIsaac
1896 BC
 
JonahJonah
0800 BC
prophet

CaiaphasCaiaphas
3500 BC
priest

EzekielEzekiel
0622 BC
Prophet

SamuelSamuel
1064 BC
Prophet
Ehud BarakEhud Barak
12 February 1942
Politician, Diplomat, Officer

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DanielDaniel
Prophet

Philip the ApostlePhilip the Apostle
0005 AD
Apostle

Yonatan NetanyahuYonatan Netanyahu
13 March 1946
Paratrooper, Officer

Meir KahaneMeir Kahane
01 August 1932
Politician, Rabbi, Journalist
Ehud OlmertEhud Olmert
30 September 1945
Politician, Lawyer

JesseJesse
 
Simon the ZealotSimon the Zealot
0001 AD
Saint

JeroboamJeroboam
King

JehoshaphatJehoshaphat
0896 BC
King
DavidKing David
1040 BC
Herder, Sovereign, Singer, Prophet, Politician

Meir AmitMeir Amit
17 March 1921
Politician
Avigdor LiebermanAvigdor Lieberman
05 June 1958
politician, journalist, trade unionist

Basil of CaesareaBasil of Caesarea
0330 AD
Saint

Judas MaccabeusJudas Maccabeus
Priest

Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
25 October 1895
Politician

Rabbi AkivaRabbi Akiva
0050 AD
Scholar
Naftali BennettNaftali Bennett
25 March 1972
Politician, Businessperson, Officer, Manager

Saint AndrewSaint Andrew
0005 BC
Saint

James, son of AlphaeusJames, son of Alphaeus
Saint

Herod ArchelausHerod Archelaus
0023 BC
 
Ahmed YassinAhmed Yassin
28 June 1937
Politician

Gilad ShalitGilad Shalit
28 August 1986
Sports columnist, Soldier, Journalist, Investment
Tzipi LivniTzipi Livni
08 July 1958
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat, Manager

Ish-boshethIsh-bosheth
1052 BC
King

Ovadia YosefOvadia Yosef
24 September 1920
Rabbi, Posek, Dayan
Moshe KatsavMoshe Katsav
05 December 1945
President , Politician 

JehoiakimJehoiakim
0634 BC
king
Mary, Mother of JesusMary, Mother of Jesus
08 September 0018
Mother of Jesus

Aryeh DeriAryeh Deri
17 February 1959
Politician

Chaim HerzogChaim Herzog
17 September 1918
Former President of Israel
Yair LapidYair Lapid
05 November 1963
Journalist, Writer, Politician, Actor, Television

Moshe SharettMoshe Sharett
15 October 1894
Politician, Diplomat, Translator
Yigal AllonYigal Allon
10 October 1918
Politician, Military personnel

Natan SharanskyNatan Sharansky
20 January 1948
Politician, Writer, Mathematician, Human rights

EhudEhud
Biblical Figure

James the JustJames the Just
Saint
Ezer WeizmanEzer Weizman
15 June 1924
Politician, Officer, Fighter pilot, Aviator
Isser HarelIsser Harel
1912 AD
spy, politician, writer

Abraham Isaac KookAbraham Isaac Kook
07 September 1865
rabbi, mystic, Rosh yeshiva

Tancred, Prince of GalileeTancred, Prince of Galilee
1072 AD
Political leader

Yitzhak Ben-ZviYitzhak Ben-Zvi
24 November 1884
Politician, Historian, Writer
Eusebius of CaesareaEusebius of Caesarea
0263 AD
Historian

Miri RegevMiri Regev
26 May 1965
Politician, Spokesperson, Officer

Yitzhak KaduriYitzhak Kaduri
1898 AD
Rabbi

Cyril of JerusalemCyril of Jerusalem
0313 AD
Saint

Amon of JudahAmon of Judah
0660 BC
 
Danny DanonDanny Danon
08 May 1971
Politician

Vladimir GusinskyVladimir Gusinsky
06 October 1952
Politician, Businessperson
Amaziah of JudahAmaziah of Judah
0802 BC
King

Shaul MofazShaul Mofaz
04 November 1948
Politician, Officer

Zalman ShazarZalman Shazar
24 November 1889
politician, journalist, writer,poet
David ElazarDavid Elazar
27 August 1925
Military Commander

Yitzhak NavonYitzhak Navon
09 April 1921
Politician, Writer, Playwright, Educator
Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
20 March 1917
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Politician,

Ephraim KatzirEphraim Katzir
16 May 1916
Former President of Israel

Nir BarkatNir Barkat
19 October 1959
Politician, Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Adin SteinsaltzAdin Steinsaltz
11 July 1937
educator, rabbi, writer
Dan ShomronDan Shomron
05 August 1937
Military commander

Shulamit AloniShulamit Aloni
27 December 1928
Politician
Mohammad Amin al-HusayniMohammad Amin al-Husayni
1895 AD
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

Leah RabinLeah Rabin
28 April 1928
activist
AmosAmos
0800 BC
Prophet

Tzipi HotovelyTzipi Hotovely
02 December 1978
Journalist, Politician, Writer, Lawyer
Yosef AbramowitzYosef Abramowitz
1964 AD