Israelis You Should Know

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‘We Are on the Map!’

Tal Brody is an Israeli-American basketball star, Goodwill Ambassador of Israel, and veteran of both the American and Israeli armies.

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‘One Young Goat’

Ephraim Kishon was an Israeli writer, Oscar-nominated film director, and one of the world's most widely read satirists.

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The Holocaust Survivor Who Won 10 Olympic Medals

Agnes Keleti survived the Nazis, medaled ten times in gymnastics, made aliyah to the Holy Land, and at 98 is still feisty as ever.

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‘A Voice Called, and I Went’

A Jewish poet from the Holy Land, Szenes parachuted into Nazi-occupied Europe during WWII to help fight the Germans and rescue Jews, and was ultimately executed for her actions.

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Farewell to an Israel Prize Laureate Poet

Learn about poet Tuvia Ruebner, one of Israel's longtime artists who recently passed away at age 95.

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From Kindergarten Teacher to Knesset Member

Sarah Kafrit was a teacher and member of Israel's early Knesset.

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A Holy Land Learner and Leader

Professor Michael Fekete was an Israeli professor and mathematician who provided learning and leadership for the Holy Land.

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Engraved in Our Hearts

An IDF soldier and commander, Zvi Ofer served in many of Israel's wars, received the Israeli Medal of Valor, and was killed pursuing terrorists in 1968.

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Tickling the Israeli Ivories

Eyran Katsenelenbogen is an Israeli pianist known around the world for his recordings and his performances.

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A Real Commander in Charge

Haim Bar-Lev was a military officer and government minister who served the Holy Land before and after Israel gained her independence.

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Jumping for the Jewish State

David Kushnir competed for Israel in the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games, while also coaching Israel's national track and field team from 1970-1982.

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An Israeli Grandmaster

Tatiana Zatulovskaya was a Russian-born Israeli chess player who thrice won the Soviet women's championship and twice was named world women's senior champion.

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