Famous Israeli Singers

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 1 Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tirat Carmel, Israel

Co-founder of the rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons is also known by his stage persona, The Demon.  With his band, he has over 25 gold-certified albums. A devoted philanthropist, he has donated to charities related to underprivileged children. He created an animated series and owns a magazine and a label.

 2 Keren Peles

Keren Peles
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yavne'el, Israel

Keren Peles is an Israeli pianist, singer-songwriter, and poet. Over the course of her songwriting career, Peles has contributed immensely to the success of other popular singers like Shiri Maimon and Miri Mesika by writing the lyrics of some of their hit songs. She has also found success as a singer as many of her albums have been certified gold.  

 3 Netta Barzilai

Netta Barzilai
Famous As: Singer, Looping Artist
Birthdate: January 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hod HaSharon, Israel

Eurovision Contest-winning Israeli artist Netta Barzilai won hearts with her track Toy, a song that spoke of women empowerment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she experimented with a podcast and performances from the balcony of her Tel Aviv apartment. She also performed the track Cuckoo for an online Eurovision event.

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 4 Alona Tal

Alona Tal
Famous As: Actor, Singer, Television actor
Birthdate: October 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Herzliya

Alona Tal is an Israeli actress known for playing supporting roles in popular American TV series like Veronica Mars and Supernatural. Tal is also known for her singing skills; she has recorded a song with popular Haitian rapper and musician Wyclef Jean. She has also appeared in several American films like Half Past Dead 2, Broken City, and Opening Night.

 5 Ofra Haza

Ofra Haza
Famous As: Singer, Voice actor, Actor, Composer, Journalist, Pianist, Songwriter
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.

 6 Dana International

Dana International
Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Israel

 7 Daliah Lavi

Daliah Lavi
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shavei Tzion, Israel
Died: May 3, 2017

Daliah Lavi was an Israeli actress, model, and singer. Throughout her career, Lavi played important roles in several European and American productions. As she was fluent in many languages, she acted in English, Italian, Spanish, German, and French-language films. Thanks to her impressive physique, she was also popular for playing a femme fatale in many films.

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 8 Tzachi Halevy

Tzachi Halevy
Famous As: TV Actor, Singer
Birthdate: March 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Petah Tikva, Israel

Tzachi Halevy is an Israeli actor and singer best known for his portrayal of Ephraim in the 2018 biblical drama film, Mary Magdalene. He has also played important roles in popular TV series, such as Fauda and Mossad 101. As a singer, Halevy is known for his association with Mayumana troupe, a dance troupe that combines song, percussion, and dance.

 9 Asaf Avidan

Asaf Avidan
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Animator, Guitarist, Dub actor, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jerusalem

 10 Ninet Tayeb

Ninet Tayeb
Famous As: Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Stage actor
Birthdate: October 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kiryat Gat

Ninet Tayeb is an Israeli musician, composer, singer-songwriter, DJ, actress, and model. Regarded as one of the most famous people in the entertainment industry in Israel, Tayeb is also renowned for her International collaborations; in 2015, she was named among the hottest new artists to enter the American entertainment industry. She has won a couple of MTV Europe Music Awards.

 11 Angel Bonanni

Angel Bonanni
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Angel Bonanni is an Israeli model and actor. He is known for playing important roles in popular American TV series like Absentia and Condor. One of the most popular models in Israel, Bonanni has appeared in fashion campaigns for major designers like Donna Karan and Jean Paul Gaultier. He has also appeared in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar.

 12 Mike Brant

Mike Brant
Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: February 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Famagusta, Cyprus
Died: April 25, 1975

 13 Esther Ofarim

Esther Ofarim
Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: June 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Safed

Esther Ofarim is an Israeli singer. She began performing folk songs as a child. As a young woman, she married Abi Ofarim, a guitarist and dancer. The couple performed together as the folk duo Esther & Abi Ofarim in the 1960s. After they divorced, she focused on building a solo career. She is the recipient of an Edison Award. 

 14 Nasrin Kadri

Nasrin Kadri
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

 15 Yasmin Levy

Yasmin Levy
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jerusalem

 16 Rim Banna

Rim Banna
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Died: March 24, 2018

 17 Aviv Geffen

Aviv Geffen
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer, Singer, Poet, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 10, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ramat Gan

Aviv Geffen is an Israeli singer, songwriter, rock musician, keyboardist, guitarist, and record producer. He is credited with co-founding the popular band Blackfield. One of the most popular Israeli artists of his generation, Geffen remains a youth icon although his popularity was at its peak during the 1990s. His music deals with themes like love, peace, politics, suicide, and death.

 18 Harel Skaat

Harel Skaat
Famous As: Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Stage actor
Birthdate: August 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kfar Saba

 19 Shoshana Damari

Shoshana Damari
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Damar, Yemen
Died: February 14, 2006

Shoshana Damari was a Yemeni-Israeli singer remembered for her distinctive husky voice. She performed at national and international festivals, visiting many countries and earning prestigious awards like the Israel Prize and ACUM lifetime achievement award. She served as the unofficial cultural ambassador of Israel, earning the nickname First lady of Israeli song. She was also dubbed Queen of Hebrew Music.

 20 Bashar Murad

Bashar Murad
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East Jerusalem, Jerusalem

 21 Achinoam Nini

Achinoam Nini
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bat Yam, Israel

 22 Zohra Al Fassiya

Zohra Al Fassiya
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1905 AD
Birthplace: Sefrou, Morocco
Died: 1994 AD

Zohra Al Fassiya was a Moroccan poet and singer. Counted among the pioneers of modern Arabic music, Al Fassiya's songs were celebrated across Morocco and Algeria. Widely regarded as the queen of the gharnati and melhoun genres, Zohra Al Fassiya was also the first female Moroccan recording artist.

 23 Mahmoud Shalaby

Mahmoud Shalaby
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Acre, Israel

 24 Daniella Pick

Daniella Pick
Famous As: Singer, Model
Birthdate: November 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ramat HaSharon

 25 David Refael ben Ami

David Refael ben Ami
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nahalal, Israel
Died: October 9, 2020