Israelis You Should Know

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Transcend the Visible

Yaacov Agam is a sculptor from Israel who is the highest-selling Israel artist.

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‘A Prince and Not a King’

Ezer Weizman was an Israeli pilot, commander of the Israeli Air Force, Minister of Defense, and the seventh President of Israel.

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‘I Have No Other Country’

Ehud Manor was an Israeli TV and radio personality who wrote over 1,250 Hebrew songs, including "Ein Li Eretz Acheret (I Have No Other Country)."

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Israel’s Most Famous Living Author

Amos Oz is an Israeli novelist, journalist, and professor whose work has been published in 45 languages and in dozens of countries, and has won numerous honors and awards.

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‘A Very Inventive Person’

Itzhak Bentov was an Israeli scientist and author whose many inventions include the steerable cardiac catheter.

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The Spy Who Helped Win the Six-Day War

Eli Cohen was an Israeli spy whose work in Syria led to his execution in 1965, but also helped Israel win the Six-Day War of 1967.

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The Man Who Captured Eichmann

Rafi Eitan has dedicated his nine-decade life to serving the Jewish state and her people, including leading the daring Mossad mission to kidnap the Nazis' architect of the Holocaust.

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‘As Fast as I Can’

Israeli mountain biker Noga Korem competes in a world known for its heart-stopping uphills, downhills, turns and drops.

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An Inspired Israeli Teacher

Ilona Feher was a renowned Jewish violinist who made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) and became a noted violin teacher there.

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Israelis You Should Know: Dr. Chaim Sheba

Chaim Sheba was an Israeli physician and founder of Sheba Medical Center.

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The Poet of Israeli Spirituality

Etti Ankri is an Israeli singer-songwriter who has been called "the contemporary voice of...Israel."

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Israelis You Should Know: Avi Dichter

Avi Dichter is an Israeli politician who has served in the IDF, as head of the Shin Bet, in the Knesset, and is a longtime friend of The Fellowship.

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The King of Israeli Rock

Considered the father of Israeli rock, Shalom Hanoch's work has influenced modern music in Israel.

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No Rain, Only Sunshine

Lea Gottlieb was an Israeli fashion designer and businesswoman who founded the Gottex company.

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Fighting Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, and the Flu

Ruth Arnon is an Israeli biochemist and professor of immunology who is researching anti-cancer and influenza vaccinations and who helped develop the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone.

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Treblinka’s Last Survivor

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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An Israeli and an Archaeologist

Eleazar Sukenik was an Israel archaeologist and professor who recognized the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, uncovered the Third Wall in Jerusalem, and raised sons who were also important Israelis.

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The Father of Israeli Environmentalism

An prize-winning environmentalist and radio host, Alon co-founded the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.

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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.

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Israelis You Should Know: Chava Alberstein

An Israeli singer, lyricist, composer, and arranger, Chava Alberstein has been called the most important female folk singer in Israel's history.

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The Father of Israeli Solar Energy

Harry Zvi Tabor was an Israeli physicist who brought Israel's solar energy program to international prominence.

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