Israelis You Should Know

Shlomo Hillel (1985)

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Shlomo Hillel – Olim, Aliyah Hero, Speaker of the Knesset

An olim (immigrant) to Israel himself, Shlomo Hillel passed away at age 97 after serving as the Speaker of the Knesset and saving 120,000 members of Iraq's Jewish community through aliyah.

Azaria Alon, the father of Israeli environmentalism

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The Father of Israeli Environmentalism

An award-winning environmentalist and radio host, Azaria Alon co-founded the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI).

Martin Buber - 1961

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A Zionist and a Philosopher

Known best for his essay I and Thou, Martin Buber also worked at translating the Hebrew Bible into German and was nominated many times for a Nobel Prize.

Abba Eban and David Ben-Gurion present President Harry Truman with a menorah

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A Father of the Modern State of Israel

An Israeli diplomat, politician, and scholar, Abba Eban served the Jewish state from before it won its independence and for decades afterward.

Dr. Shaul Ladany crosses finish line at Maccabia Games, 1973

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‘In My Life There Has Never Been a Dull Moment’

Shaul Ladany survived the Holocaust, the 1972 Munich Massacre, and has lived a long life representing the Jewish state and Jewish people as an author, a professor, and an Olympian.

Samuel Willenberg, survivor of Treblinka

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Treblinka’s Last Witness

Samuel Willenberg was a Holocaust survivor who was the last remaining witness to the 1943 revolt at the Treblinka death camp, as well as an Israeli artist, sculptor, and writer.

Giora Feidman

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Giora Feidman – Klezmer Clarinetist

Giora Feidman is an Israeli clarinet player who specializes in Jewish klezmer music and whose playing featured in the movie Schindler's List.

Uzi Gal, Inventor of the Uzi submachine gun

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The Inventor of the Uzi

Uziel Gal was an Israeli gun designer, best remembered as the inventor and namesake of the Uzi submachine gun.

Dudu Fisher singing with Rabbi Eckstein

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Dudu Fisher – Singer and Friend of The Fellowship

Dudu Fisher is an Israeli cantor, singer, and stage performer, who is also a good friend of The Fellowship.

Levi Eshkol speaks at farewell party for David Ben-Gurion, 1963

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Levi Eshkol – From the Counsels of Our Heart

A Zionist from an early age, Levi Eshkol helped realize the dream of the state of Israel, and served as her Prime Minister during the Six-Day War.

Pianist Pnina Salzman

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An Israeli Tickling the Ivories

Israeli musician Pnina Salzman was a world-renowned Israeli classical pianist and piano pedagogue.

Author Zeruya Shalev

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Terror Attack Survivor and Best-Selling Author

Zeruya Shalev is a best-selling Israeli author and the survivor of a 2004 terrorist attack in the Holy Land.

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