Israelis You Should Know

Golda Meir and Rami Harpaz

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A POW Pilot Back Home in the Holy Land

IAF pilot Rami Harpaz spent his career protecting the skies over the Holy Land, then spent three years as a POW until his return to Israel.

Panorama of Jerusalem by Israeli painter Ludwig Blum

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The Painter of Jerusalem

A Zionist and part of the Third Aliyah, artist Ludwig Blum became known as the painter of Jerusalem.

Meir Amit

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A Visionary for the State

Meir Amit not only headed the Mossad, but is considered the most successful intelligence officer in Israeli history.

Anatoly Rubin lights Yom HaShoah torch at Yad Vashem, 2012

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‘Let My People Go’

A survivor of the Holocaust and Soviet gulags, Anatoly Rubin at last made aliyah, an inspiration to Jews like himself to live in Israel.

Zionist Leopold Kessler

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A Zionist’s Optimism, Jewish Energy, Endurance, and Intellect

An engineer, newspaper publisher, and Zionist, Leopold Kessler helped create many of the institutions that made possible modern Israel.

Rabbi Eckstein and Ariel Sharon

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Ariel Sharon – An Israeli Soldier, Servant, and Leader

A Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon spent more than 25 years in the IDF – including the 1948 War of Independence, the 1967 Six-Day War, and the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

Meir Har Zion, 1954

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Meir Har-Zion – ‘The Elite of the Elite’

An Israeli soldier described by IDF Chief of Staff Moshe Dayan as "the finest of our commando soldiers, the best soldier ever to emerge in the IDF," Meir Har-Zion was described by Ariel Sharon as "the elite of the elite."

Dr. Saul Adler, Israeli parasitologist and expert on disease

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Dr. Adler’s Disease Expertise

Dr. Saul Adler not only studied disease - malaria and leishmaniasis - he led Israel in parasitology and helped domesticate the Syrian hamster.

Bracha Zefira

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Bracha Zefira – Creating an Israeli Style of Music

A native Jerusalemite, Bracha Zefira pioneered Israeli music during Ottoman rule, the British mandate, and the early days of the Jewish state.

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.

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