Israelis You Should Know

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A Cherished Storyteller

Mirik Snir is a beloved Israeli children's book author and special education teacher.

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A Beautiful Israeli Mind

Martin Buber was an Israeli philosopher known for his essay I and Thou, translating the Hebrew Bible into German, and being nominated many times for the Noble Prize.

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Mr. Armor

General Israel Tal served in the Israeli military from the Jewish state's independence until he turned 65, and was known for his expertise in tank warfare.

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From Holocaust Survivor to Holy Land Soldier

David Shaltiel survived three years in Dachau and Buchenwald to return to the Holy Land and serve as Haganah commander in Jerusalem during Israel's War of Independence and later as an Israeli diplomat around the world.

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Father of Lone Soldiers

The founder of a Lone Soldiers organization and a longtime veteran of the IDF passed away recently after a long bout with ALS.

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‘I Loved You as a Son Loves a Father’

The people of Israel say goodbye to Moshe Arens, a former defense minister, ambassador to the U.S., and mentor to PM Netanyahu.

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Nurse Selma

Selma Mayer, known lovingly as Schwester Selma, was the head nurse at Fellowship supported Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem for almost 50 years.

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Light of the Moon

Menahem Pressler is a renowned Israeli-American pianist who made aliyah (immigrated to the Holy Land) as a teenager after most of his family was murdered during the Holocaust.

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‘I Wanted You to Know’

Uzi Hitman was an Israeli singer, songwriter, and TV personality known for his distinctive voice and his Hebrew songs.

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The Old Man of Israel

Known as "The Old Man," Yitzhak Sadeh was the commander of the Palmach, the elite fighting force that came before the IDF, which he helped found upon Israel's establishment.

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‘Zionism Is Above Everything’

Yitzhak Gruenbaum was an important leader of the Zionist movement, helped form Israel's early government, and served as the Jewish state's first Interior Minister.

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The First President of Israel

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.

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‘We, the Soldiers Who Have Returned from Battle’

Yitzhak Rabin served the state of Israel for his entire life, including her military, as Ambassador to the U.S., and Prime Minister.

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The Mayor of Jerusalem

An Israeli military veteran, entrepreneur, and friend of The Fellowship, Nir Barkat has served as the mayor of the Holy City for the past 10 years.

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From Death to Battle

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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I Will Build You Up Again

Nachum Gutman was a beloved Israeli painter, sculptor, and award-winning author of children's books.

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Raising the ‘Ink Flag’

Avraham Adan was an Israeli major general who served with the IDF from 1947 until 1973, and who most famously raised the Ink Flag during Israel's War of Independence in 1948.

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The First Lady of Israeli Song and Poetry

A leading Israeli musician and songwriter, Naomi Shemer wrote and performed "Jerusalem of Gold," which became the country's unofficial second anthem after the Six-Day War.

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Israel’s Principal Viola

Odon Partos was an Israeli violist, composer, teacher, and recipient of the Israel Prize.

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The Christian Nanny Who Saved a Jewish Child in India

When radical Islamist terrorists carried out extensive attacks in Mumbai in 2008, Sandra Samuel - now an honorary Israeli - saved the life of two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg.

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First Christian Arab Woman Combat Soldier in IDF

Elinor Joseph is an Israeli Christian and the first Arab woman to serve in a combat role in the IDF.

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