Israelis You Should Know

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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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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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