Israelis You Should Know

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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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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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