Israelis You Should Know

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Israelis You Should Know: Golda Meir

A schoolteacher from Wisconsin, Golda Meir first traveled the world to rally support for Israel, before becoming the Jewish state's first female prime minister.

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Israelis You Should Know: David Ben-Gurion

Ben-Gurion made aliyah (immigrated) to the Holy Land in 1906, where he led the struggle to establish the state of Israel in 1948.

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An Epic Poet’s Epic Poem

Yitzhak Lamdan was an Israeli poet, translator, editor, and columnist whose poem "Masada: A Historical Epic" has inspired the Jewish people for nearly a century.

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A Talk with an Israeli Nobel Laureate

Dr. Aaron Ciechanover's work has saved hundreds of thousands of lives and has revolutionized human health, agriculture, and the environment.

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Israelis You Should Know: Aharon Yariv

An Israeli general and politician, Yariv was the architect of the IDF's modern intelligence.

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The Hebrew Hammer

An Israeli mixed martial arts competitor and trainer, Ido Pariente is one of the Jewish state's top fighters.

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Israelis You Should Know: Abba Eban

An Israeli diplomat, politician, and scholar, Abba Eban was a highly respected statesman who served the Jewish state from before its independence and for decades after.

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Israel’s First Mime

Shaike Ophir was a Jerusalem-born actor and comedian who not only charmed Israel with his gift for entertaining, but served bravely during her War of Independence.

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Israelis You Should Know: Esther Cailingold

A British-born schoolteacher, Cailingold fought for Israel during the 1948 War of Independence and was killed during the battle for Jerusalem's Old City.

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Israelis You Should Know: Avraham Botzer

As Commander of the Israeli Navy, Botzer helped build the Jewish state's ability to defend herself at sea.

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Israelis You Should Know: Alon Day

A professional racecar driver, Day is the first Israeli to compete in the IndyCar series, as well as in one of NASCAR's top three series.

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Israelis You Should Know: Berry Sakharof

One of Israel's most popular and critically acclaimed musicians, Sakharof is referred to as "the prince of Israeli rock."

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Israelis You Should Know: Yitzhak Shamir

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.

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Israelis You Should Know: Imi Lichtenfeld

An Israeli martial artist, Imi Lichtenfeld developed the Krav Maga self-defense system adopted by the IDF and Israeli security forces.

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Israelis You Should Know: Leah Goldberg

An extremely prolific poet, author, playwright, translator, and researcher, Leah Goldberg's writings are classics of Israeli literature.

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Israelis You Should Know: Gertrud Kraus

Gertrud Kraus was a pioneering Israeli dancer and instructor of the arts.

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Israelis You Should Know: Uri Zvi Greenberg

Uri Zvi Greenberg was an Israeli poet and journalist who wrote in both Hebrew and Yiddish.

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Israelis You Should Know: Avner Dorman

Avner Dorman is an Israeli composer and conductor.

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Israelis You Should Know: Zahara Schatz

An acclaimed Israeli artist and painter, Zahara was the daughter of Boris Schatz, founder of Jerusalem's Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

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Israelis You Should Know: Shoshana Damari

A Yemeni-born Israeli singer, Shoshana Damari became known as the "Queen of Hebrew Music."

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Israelis You Should Know: Yehuda Avner

An Israeli prime ministerial advisor, diplomat, and author, Avner served under Golda Meir, Levi Eshkol, Yitzhak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Shimon Peres.

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