Israelis You Should Know

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Israelis You Should Know: Meir Amit

Meir Amit not only headed the Mossad, but is considered the most successful intelligence officer in Israeli history.

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Israelis You Should Know: David Rubinger

David Rubinger, whose documentation of the history and people of the Jewish state earned him the title of "Israel's national photographer," passed away last week at the age of 92.

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Israelis You Should Know: Menahem Stern

An internationally acclaimed historian of the Second Temple period, Stern was murdered in Jerusalem by terrorists during the First Intifada.

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Israelis You Should Know: Zeev Ben-Zvi

Zeev Ben-Zvi was an Israeli sculptor whose work inspired an entire generation of sculptors.

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Israelis You Should Know: Shai Agnon

Shai Agnon (published under the name S.Y. Agnon in English) was an important Hebrew novelist and Nobel laureate.

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Israelis You Should Know: Shlomo Goren

Shlomo Goren was an orthodox Zionist rabbi in Israel who founded and served as the first head of the IDF's Military Rabbinate while serving in the IDF during three wars.

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Israelis You Should Know: Haim Hazaz

Haim Hazaz was an Israeli novelist and winner of the Israel Prize in its first year of being awarded.

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Israelis You Should Know: Pnina Salzman

Pnina Salzman was an Israeli classical pianist and piano teacher.

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Israelis You Should Know: Ariel Sharon

Ariel Sharon was an Israeli statesman and IDF general who served the Jewish state and her people his entire adult life.

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Israelis You Should Know: Menachem Avidom

Menachem Avidom was an Israeli composer of vocal, orchestral, and chamber music.

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Israelis You Should Know: Moshe Sharett

Moshe Sharett served as Israel's second Prime Minister, helping the modern Jewish state navigate a turbulent period during its early years.

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Israelis You Should Know: Dudu Fisher

David "Dudu" Fisher is an Israeli cantor and singing star who is also an IFCJ Goodwill Ambassador.

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Israelis You Should Know: Gideon Sa’ar

Gideon Sa'ar is an Israeli politician who served in the Knesset from 2003 to 2014, and also held the posts of Education Minister and Minister of the Interior.

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Israelis You Should Know: Ilona Feher

Ilona Feher was a world-renowned violinist who survived the Holocaust and made aliyah (immigrated) to Israel to become an equally famous violin teacher.

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Israelis You Should Know: Hayim Nahman Bialik

A pioneer of modern Hebrew poetry who gave voice to modern Jewish life, Bialik came to be known as Israel's national poet.

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Israelis You Should Know: Haim Harari

Haim Harari is an Israeli scientist who has made great contributions in the fields of physics and education.

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Israelis You Should Know: Angelica Rozeanu

An Israeli-Romanian, Angelica Rozeanu was one of the most successful table tennis players in the history of the sport.

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Israelis You Should Know: David Resnick

David Resnick was a noted Israeli architect and town planner who won the Israel Prize and is known as one of the Jewish state's most celebrated modern architects.

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Israelis You Should Know: Yigael Yadin

Yigael Yadin was not only an Israeli archaeologist and politician, but also served as the second IDF Chief of Staff.

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Israelis You Should Know: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel's current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has lived his life in the service of the Jewish state and its people.

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Israelis You Should Know: Albert Mandler

Albert Mandler was an Israeli major general whose heroic actions were noted during the Six-Day War of 1967 and who was killed during 1973's Yom Kippur War.

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