Famous Israeli Writers

Find out more about the greatest Israeli Writers, including Uri Geller, Rula Jebreal, Stanley Fischer, Yitzhak Navon and Amos Oz.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Keren Peles

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

 2 Uri Geller

Uri Geller
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Famous As: Magician
Birthdate: December 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Illusionist, magician, and psychic Uri Geller is best known for his spoon-bending skills, which he has highlighted on many TV shows. He has also acted in the horror film Sanitarium. He has attributed his powers to aliens. He, however, failed to bend spoons on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
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 3 Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: April 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.

 4 John the Evangelist

John the Evangelist
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0015 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem
Died: 0100 AD
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 5 Rula Jebreal

Rula Jebreal
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Famous As: Journalist, Pundit, Writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Haifa

 6 Amos Oz

Amos Oz
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Famous As: Writer, Linguist, Journalist, Novelist, Translator, Essayist, Educationist, University teacher, Children's writer
Birthdate: May 4, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jerusalem

 7 Benzion Netanyahu

Benzion Netanyahu
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Famous As: Historian, Educationist, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: March 25, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: April 30, 2012
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 8 Stanley Fischer

Stanley Fischer
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Famous As: Economist, Educationist, Writer, Professor, Banker
Birthdate: October 15, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mazabuka

 9 Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid
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Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Politician, Actor, Television presenter
Birthdate: November 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv

 10 David Grossman

David Grossman
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Famous As: Writer, Radio personality, Screenwriter, Journalist, Children's writer
Birthdate: January 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

 11 Abba Kovner

Abba Kovner
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Famous As: Writer, Poet
Birthdate: March 14, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sevastopol
Died: September 25, 1987

 12 Gilad Atzmon

Gilad Atzmon
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Famous As: Writer, Jazz musician, Saxophonist
Birthdate: June 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tel Aviv

 13 Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Shmuel Yosef Agnon
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 17, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Buchach, Ukraine
Died: February 17, 1970

 14 Boris Gelfand

Boris Gelfand
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Famous As: Chess player, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: June 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minsk

 15 Gershom Scholem

Gershom Scholem
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Famous As: Philosopher, Librarian, Historian, Educationist, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: December 5, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: February 21, 1982

 16 Max Brod

Max Brod
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Famous As: Linguist, Composer, Pianist, Novelist, Translator, Journalist, Writer, Poet lawyer
Birthdate: May 27, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Prague
Died: December 20, 1968

 17 Benny Morris

Benny Morris
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Famous As: Historian, Writer, University teacher, Journalist
Birthdate: December 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ein HaHoresh

 18 Mascha Kaleko

Mascha Kaleko
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chrzanow, Poland
Died: January 21, 1975

 19 Tzipi Hotovely

Tzipi Hotovely
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Famous As: Journalist, Politician, Writer, Lawyer
Birthdate: December 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rehovot

 20 Solomon Perel

Solomon Perel
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Peine, Germany

 21 Aviv Geffen

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

 22 Martin van Creveld

Martin van Creveld
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Famous As: Military historian, Historian, Writer, University teacher
Birthdate: March 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rotterdam

 23 Ari Folman

Ari Folman
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Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer, Writer, Composer
Birthdate: December 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haifa

 24 Yitzhak Navon

Yitzhak Navon
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Famous As: Politician, Writer, Playwright, Educator
Birthdate: April 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jerusalem
Died: November 7, 2015

 25 Sextus Julius Africanus

Sextus Julius Africanus
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Famous As: Christian historian
Birthdate: 0160 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Died: 0240 AD

 26 Mario Livio

Mario Livio
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Famous As: astronomer, astrophysicist, educator, writer
Birthdate: 1945 AD
Birthplace: Bucharest

 27 Aharon Appelfeld

Aharon Appelfeld
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zhadova, near Czernowitz, Romania (now Ukraine)

Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld was 8 when the Nazis captured him and his family. While he lost his mother to the Holocaust, he and his father were sent to a labor camp. After escaping the camp, he traveled to Ukraine and Palestine, took up odd jobs, and even studied philosophy.

 28 Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua
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Famous As: journalist, writer, poet
Birthdate: 1975 AD
Birthplace: Tira, Israel

 29 Amira Hass

Amira Hass
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Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: June 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jerusalem

 30 A. B. Yehoshua

A. B. Yehoshua
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Famous As: Israeli Faulkner
Birthdate: December 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jerusalem

A. B. Yehoshua is an Israeli essayist, novelist, and playwright. He is one of the most influential and important personalities in the new wave generation of writers in Israel. Many of Yehoshua's works have been adapted for theatre, opera, television, and film. Over the years, he has received many awards, such as the Brenner Prize, Alterman Prize, and Israel Prize.

 31 Emile Habibi

Emile Habibi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 29, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Haifa
Died: May 2, 1996

 32 Amir Aczel

Amir Aczel
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: November 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haifa
Died: November 26, 2015

 33 Yosef Lapid

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

 34 Raymonda Tawil

Raymonda Tawil
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: Acre in Mandatory Palestine

 35 Avrom Sutzkever

Avrom Sutzkever
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Famous As: Israeli writer
Birthdate: July 15, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smarhon, Belarus
Died: January 20, 2010

 36 Ghada Karmi

Ghada Karmi
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Famous As: Doctor of medicine
Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: Jerusalem

 37 Yossi Sarid

Yossi Sarid
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Famous As: Journalist, Politician, Writer, Poet, Educator
Birthdate: October 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rehovot
Died: December 4, 2015

 38 Amos Elon

Amos Elon
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 4, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 25, 2009

 39 Israel Beer

Israel Beer
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Famous As: Spy
Birthdate: October 9, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: May 1, 1966

 40 Samih al-Qasim

Samih al-Qasim
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 11, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Zarqa, Emirate of Transjordan (now Jordan)
Died: August 19, 2014

 41 Uri Zvi Greenberg

Uri Zvi Greenberg
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bilyi Kamin', Ukraine
Died: May 8, 1981

 42 Yoram Kaniuk

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

 43 Zohra Al Fassiya

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

 44 S. Yizhar

S. Yizhar
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reḥovot, Israel
Died: August 21, 2006

 45 Dareen Tatour

Dareen Tatour
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Reineh, Israel

 46 Anton Shammas

Anton Shammas
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fassuta, Israel

 47 Amos Kenan

Amos Kenan
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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: May 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tel Aviv–Yafo, Israel
Died: August 4, 2009

 48 Samira Saraya

Samira Saraya
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

 49 Abraham Shlonsky

Abraham Shlonsky
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kremenchuk, Ukraine
Died: May 18, 1973

 50 Moshe Shamir

Moshe Shamir
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 15, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Safed, Israel
Died: August 21, 2004