Israelis You Should Know

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Israel’s First Female Nobel Prize Winner

Born and raised in the Holy Land, Dr. Ada Yonath overcame a childhood of poverty to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009.

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Our Place Is Here

Yigal Allon served Israel for decades, as a Palmach commander, IDF general, Knesset member, and acting Prime Minister.

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Dado of the IDF

David "Dado" Elazar made aliyah as a boy and after fighting for Israel's independence, worked his way to the top of the Israeli military ranks.

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The Voice of Israel

Considered the greatest and most influential Israeli singer of all time, Arik Einstein was the most popular musical artist in the Jewish state's history.

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The Man Who Caught Adolf Eichmann

Israeli hero Rafi Eitan led a 1960 Mossad operation to Argentina to capture the Nazi architect of the Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann

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Left the Gates of Death

Beni Virtzberg was a Holocaust survivor, Israeli soldier, forester, and one of the first Israelis to recount his experiences during the Holocaust in a memoir.

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An End to Childhood

A Polish Jew who survived the Holocaust, Miriam Akavia went on to make aliyah, write about her life, and build bridges that helped fight anti-Semitism.

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The Father of Krav Maga

Because of his own experiences with anti-Semitism in Europe, Imi Lichtenfield made aliyah and developed the Krav Maga self-defense method.

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The Last Survivor of Treblinka

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.

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Israel’s Captain on the Field

Mordechai Spiegler is not only the highest scorer in Israeli soccer history, he scored Israel's only World Cup goal.

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A Breakthrough High Tech Entrepreneur

An influential Israeli computer scientist and businesswoman, Oran Berry illustrates "the values of caring and public giving."

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From Survivor to the Sports Pages

Noah Klieger survived Auschwitz and other Nazi camps to go on to cover Nazi war crimes trials and Israeli athletics as a journalist.

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