Israelis You Should Know

Hana Meisel (center), 1912

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The Founder of Maidens’ Farm

A Zionist and agronomist who came to the Holy Land during the Second Aliyah, Hana Meisel was an early figure in both Zionism and farming in Israel.

Chaim Weizmann

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Chaim Weizmann: Israel’s First President

CBN shares a documentary on this week's Israeli You Should Know, Chaim Weizmann, who served as the Jewish state's president from independence until his death.

Yitzhak Rabin wishes David Ben-Gurion a happy 80th birthday

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Fighting for Israel, Fighting for Peace

Twenty-five years ago, one of the Holy Land's bravest fighters and staunchest seekers of peace - Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin - was assassinated.

Yitzhak Navon helps immigrant mother of 10 with her lesson, 1964

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Yitzhak Navon – President, Teacher, Jerusalemite

Yitzhak Navon was the first Israeli president born in the Holy City of Jerusalem and the first Mizrachi Jew to hold the office.

Amnon Weinstein restoring Holocaust violins

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Violins of Hope

Amnon Weinstin is an Israeli violin maker who has refurbished violins from the Holocaust so that the world will never forget this dark chapter in Jewish history.

Yitzhak Shamir, Haifa port

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A Son in the Land of Israel

The seventh Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Shamir served as a military leader and politician before and after the establishment of the modern Jewish state.

David Ben-Gurion, Eilat, 1958

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David Ben-Gurion – Israel’s Founding Father

David Ben-Gurion made aliyah (immigrated) to the Holy Land in 1906, where he led the struggle to establish the state of Israel in 1948 as the Jewish state's first prime minister.

Benny Peled

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From Aircraft Mechanic to Air Force Commander

Serving Israel as a mechanic and fighter pilot during her earliest years, Benny Peled worked his way up to command the Israeli Air Force.

Sara Braverman (bottom left) with other Jewish paratroopers

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First Lady of the IDF

An Israeli paratrooper and one of the Holy Land's first female fighters, Sara Braverman helped found the IDF's Women's Corps.

Yardena Arazi

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Yardena Arazi – One of Israel’s Most Popular Singers

From Eurovision in the 1970s to singing for Israel's 70th birthday, Yardena Arazi has long been one of the Holy Land's most beloved entertainers.

Josef Tal, composer in 1939 with Palestine Conservatory of Music Orchestra

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Josef Tal – A Courageous Israeli Composer

A composer who made aliyah (immigrated to the Holy Land), Josef Tal created classical music for the modern state of Israel.

Richard Kauffmann designed Israeli Prime Minister's residence, 1938

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Building the Holy Land

An olim (immigrant) to the Holy Land, architect Richard Kauffmann helped design and build the modern state of Israel.

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