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

IsaiahIsaiah
 
Judean Prophet

Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
01 March 1922
5th Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion
16 October 1886
 

JosephusJosephus
0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

JeremiahJeremiah
0655 BC
Prophet
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
Emile HabibiEmile Habibi
29 August 1922
Writer

John The Baptist John The Baptist
 
Jewish Preacher
Haneen ZoabiHaneen Zoabi
23 May 1969
Member of the Knesset

SamsonSamson
Judge

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
Benny GantzBenny Gantz
09 June 1959
Officer

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DanielDaniel
Prophet
Ehud BarakEhud Barak
12 February 1942
Politician, Diplomat, Officer

Yonatan NetanyahuYonatan Netanyahu
13 March 1946
Paratrooper, Officer

Philip the ApostlePhilip the Apostle
0005 AD
Apostle

Meir KahaneMeir Kahane
01 August 1932
Politician, Rabbi, Journalist
Ahmed YassinAhmed Yassin
28 June 1937
Politician
Ehud OlmertEhud Olmert
30 September 1945
Politician, Lawyer

JesseJesse
 

JeroboamJeroboam
King

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

Basil of CaesareaBasil of Caesarea
0330 AD
Saint

Judas MaccabeusJudas Maccabeus
Priest

Gilad ShalitGilad Shalit
28 August 1986
Sports columnist, Soldier, Journalist, Investment

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

Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
25 October 1895
Politician
Avigdor LiebermanAvigdor Lieberman
05 June 1958
politician, journalist, trade unionist

James, son of AlphaeusJames, son of Alphaeus
Saint

Herod ArchelausHerod Archelaus
0023 BC
 
Meir AmitMeir Amit
17 March 1921
Politician

Ish-boshethIsh-bosheth
1052 BC
King
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

Ovadia YosefOvadia Yosef
24 September 1920
Rabbi, Posek, Dayan

Tzipi LivniTzipi Livni
08 July 1958
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat, Manager
Chaim HerzogChaim Herzog
17 September 1918
Former President of Israel

Isser HarelIsser Harel
1912 AD
spy, politician, writer

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

Moshe SharettMoshe Sharett
15 October 1894
Politician, Diplomat, Translator
James the JustJames the Just
Saint

Yigal AllonYigal Allon
10 October 1918
Politician, Military personnel
EhudEhud
Biblical Figure

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

Ezer WeizmanEzer Weizman
15 June 1924
Politician, Officer, Fighter pilot, Aviator
Tancred, Prince of GalileeTancred, Prince of Galilee
1072 AD
Political leader

Yair LapidYair Lapid
05 November 1963
Journalist, Writer, Politician, Actor, Television
Yitzhak Ben-ZviYitzhak Ben-Zvi
24 November 1884
Politician, Historian, Writer

Eusebius of CaesareaEusebius of Caesarea
0263 AD
Historian

Yitzhak KaduriYitzhak Kaduri
1898 AD
Rabbi
Aryeh DeriAryeh Deri
17 February 1959
Politician

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
Miri RegevMiri Regev
26 May 1965
Politician, Spokesperson, Officer
Shaul MofazShaul Mofaz
04 November 1948
Politician, Officer

Teddy KollekTeddy Kollek
27 May 1911
Politician

Zalman ShazarZalman Shazar
24 November 1889
politician, journalist, writer,poet

David ElazarDavid Elazar
27 August 1925
Military Commander
Nir BarkatNir Barkat
19 October 1959
Politician, Entrepreneur, Businessperson

Yitzhak NavonYitzhak Navon
09 April 1921
Politician, Writer, Playwright, Educator

Yigael YadinYigael Yadin
20 March 1917
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Politician,

Dan ShomronDan Shomron
05 August 1937
Military commander

Ephraim KatzirEphraim Katzir
16 May 1916
Former President of Israel
Adin SteinsaltzAdin Steinsaltz
11 July 1937
educator, rabbi, writer

Tzipi HotovelyTzipi Hotovely
02 December 1978
Journalist, Politician, Writer, Lawyer
Shulamit AloniShulamit Aloni
27 December 1928
Politician

Mohammad Amin al-HusayniMohammad Amin al-Husayni
1895 AD
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem
Elisha ben AbuyahElisha ben Abuyah
0070 AD
Rabbi
Leah RabinLeah Rabin
28 April 1928
activist