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 of Israel
SolomonSolomon
0990 BC
King of Israel

Saint GeorgeSaint George
0280 AD
Christian martyr

Golda MeirGolda Meir
03 May 1898
Former Prime Minister of Israel

David Ben-GurionDavid Ben-Gurion
16 October 1886
 

Ariel SharonAriel Sharon
26 February 1928
Prime Minister of Israel
IsaiahIsaiah
 
Judean Prophet

JosephusJosephus
0037 AD
Historian, Scholar

Yitzhak RabinYitzhak Rabin
01 March 1922
5th Prime Minister of Israel

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923
Former President of Israel
Reuven RivlinReuven Rivlin
09 September 1939
10th President of Israel

Menachem BeginMenachem Begin
16 August 1913
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Moshe DayanMoshe Dayan
20 May 1915
Israeli Military & Political Leader

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

DavidDavid
1040 BC
Herder, Sovereign, Singer, Prophet, Politician

AbrahamAbraham
1813 BC
Prophet
SamsonSamson
Judge

Benny GantzBenny Gantz
09 June 1959
Officer
IshmaelIshmael
1910 BC
Abraham's son

Thomas the ApostleThomas the Apostle
Saint, Catholic priest

John the ApostleJohn the Apostle
0006 AD
 

Saint ChristopherSaint Christopher
0200 AD
Martyr
IsaacIsaac
1896 BC
 
JonahJonah
0800 BC
prophet

SalomeSalome
0014 AD
 

EsauEsau
1653 BC
Isaac's son

JeremiahJeremiah
0655 BC
Prophet
CaiaphasCaiaphas
3500 BC
priest

Baldwin IV of JerusalemBaldwin IV of Jerusalem
1161 AD
King

Herod AntipasHerod Antipas
0020 BC
Ruler

EzekielEzekiel
0622 BC
Prophet

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Saint StephenSaint Stephen
0005 AD
Martyr, Saint
SamuelSamuel
1064 BC
Prophet

Yonatan NetanyahuYonatan Netanyahu
13 March 1946
Paratrooper, Officer
Ehud BarakEhud Barak
12 February 1942
Politician, Diplomat, Officer

JosiahJosiah
0649 BC
King

DanielDaniel
Prophet
Saint MatthiasSaint Matthias
0001 AD
Saint

Avigdor LiebermanAvigdor Lieberman
05 June 1958
politician, journalist, trade unionist
Philip the ApostlePhilip the Apostle
0005 AD
Apostle

Ehud OlmertEhud Olmert
30 September 1945
Politician, Lawyer

Meir KahaneMeir Kahane
01 August 1932
Politician, Rabbi, Journalist

JosephJoseph
11 August 1967
 

JesseJesse
 
Simon the ZealotSimon the Zealot
0001 AD
Saint

Naftali BennettNaftali Bennett
25 March 1972
Politician, Businessperson, Officer, Manager

JeroboamJeroboam
King

JehoshaphatJehoshaphat
0896 BC
King
Yitzhak ShamirYitzhak Shamir
22 October 1915
Politician, Diplomat

Yair LapidYair Lapid
05 November 1963
Journalist, Writer, Politician, Actor, Television
Basil of CaesareaBasil of Caesarea
0330 AD
Saint

Tzipi LivniTzipi Livni
08 July 1958
Politician, Lawyer, Diplomat, Manager

Judas MaccabeusJudas Maccabeus
Priest
Rabbi AkivaRabbi Akiva
0050 AD
 

Levi EshkolLevi Eshkol
25 October 1895
Politician
Saint AndrewSaint Andrew
0005 BC
Saint

James, son of AlphaeusJames, son of Alphaeus
Saint

Gilad ShalitGilad Shalit
28 August 1986
Sports columnist, Soldier, Journalist, Investment
Ahmed YassinAhmed Yassin
28 June 1937
Politician

Herod ArchelausHerod Archelaus
0023 BC
 
Ish-boshethIsh-bosheth
1052 BC
King

Moshe KatsavMoshe Katsav
05 December 1945
President , Politician 

JehoiakimJehoiakim
0634 BC
king

MaryMary
08 September 0018
Mother of Jesus
Ovadia YosefOvadia Yosef
24 September 1920
Rabbi, Posek, Dayan
Moshe SharettMoshe Sharett
15 October 1894
Politician, Diplomat, Translator

Aryeh DeriAryeh Deri
17 February 1959
Politician

Chaim HerzogChaim Herzog
17 September 1918
Former President of Israel

Yigal AllonYigal Allon
10 October 1918
Politician, Military personnel
Ezer WeizmanEzer Weizman
15 June 1924
Politician, Officer, Fighter pilot, Aviator

James the JustJames the Just
Saint

Isser HarelIsser Harel
1912 AD
spy, politician, writer

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

Natan SharanskyNatan Sharansky
20 January 1948
Politician, Writer, Mathematician, Human rights
Yitzhak Ben-ZviYitzhak Ben-Zvi
24 November 1884
Politician, Historian, Writer

Abraham Isaac KookAbraham Isaac Kook
07 September 1865
rabbi, mystic, Rosh yeshiva
Eusebius of CaesareaEusebius of Caesarea
0263 AD
Historian

Miri RegevMiri Regev
26 May 1965
Politician, Spokesperson, Officer

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

Tzipi HotovelyTzipi Hotovely
02 December 1978
Journalist, Politician, Writer, Lawyer
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
Mohammad Amin al-HusayniMohammad Amin al-Husayni
1895 AD
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem