Celebrities in Israel

Mahmoud Abbas chairman PLO
Avital Abergel actress
Yaacov Agam sculptor
Ron Aharoni mathematician
Yisrael Aharoni chef
Yakir Aharonov physicist
Beny Alagem founder Packard Bell Electronics
Gila Almagor actress, author
Noga Alon mathematician
Shimshon Avraham Amitsur mathematician
Esther "Etti" Ankri singer, songwriter
Avi Arad film producer
Rod Arad Air Force officer
Ron Arad industrial designer, artist, architect
Yael Arad Olympic medalist, judoka
Yardena Arazi singer
Yitzhak Arieli rabbi
Ted Arison co-founder Norwegian Cruise Lines, founder Carnival Cruise Lines
Ruth Arnon biochemist
Shlomo Artzi singer, songwriter, composer
David Ascalon sculptor, stained glass artist
Lior Ashkenazi actor
Gavriel "Babi" Ashkenazi Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff
Yvan Attal actor, director
Shlomo Zalman Auerbach rabbi, posek, rosh yeshiva
Gad Avigad biochemist
Mili Avital actress
Aki Avni actor, television host
Yigal Azrouel fashion designer
Ralph Bakshi film director
Ehud Banai singer, songwriter
Moshe Bar technologist, author
Moshe Bar neuroscientist
Ehud Barak former prime minister, politician
Ifar "Eef" Barzelay singer, songwriter, musician
Menachem Begin former prime minister (born in Belarus)
Noam Behr tennis player
Yosef "Yossi" Beilin politician
Ofer Ben-Amots composer
Miri Ben-Ari violinist
David Ben-Gurion first prime minister (born in Poland)
Yohai Ben-Nun Israeli Navy commander
Ron Ben-Yishai journalist
Eli Biham cryptographer, cryptanalyst
Gilad Bloom tennis player
Natan Brand classical pianist
Nir Brand conductor, musician
Moshe "Mike" Brant singer
David Broza singer, songwriter, musician
Yehuda Burla author
Rhea Carmi artist
Matti Caspi composer, musician, lyricist
Omri Casspi basketball player
Orly Castel-Bloom author
Galit Chait ice dancer
Aaron Ciechanover biologist, Nobel laureate
Avishai Cohen singer, arranger, composer, bassist
Sharon Cohen "Dana International" singer, songwriter
David Israelite king religious leader
Asaf "Assi" Dayan film director, screenwriter, producer
Moshe Dayan military leader, politician
Yael Dayan politician, author
Amos de-Shalit nuclear physicist
David Elieser Deutsch physicist
David D'Or singer, songwriter, composer
Avner Dorman composer
Shay Doron basketball player
Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky rabbi, author
Arik Einstein singer, songwriter
Efraim "Effi" Eitam politician
Gad Elbaz singer
Elijah prophet
Dror Elimelech psychiatrist, psychotherapist, composer
Elisha prophet
Lior Eliyahu basketball player
Boaz Ellis foil fencer
Yosef Shalom Elyashiv rabbi, posek
Mordechai Tzemach Eliyahu rabbi, posek, spiritual leader
Giora Epstein Israeli Air Force colonel, pilot
Levi Eshkol former prime minister (born in Ukraine)
Ethnix music group
Uzi Even professor, politician, activist
Ezekiel prophet
David Faitelson TV sports journalist
Oded Fehr actor
Hagar Finer boxer
Danielle Frenkel high jumper
Gal Fridman Olympic medalist, windsurfer
Aviv Geffen musician, singer, songwriter, producer
Yehonatan Geffen author, journalist, playwright
Uri Geller psychic
Moshe Gershuni painter
Dudu Geva artist, writer, cartoonist, illustrator
Amos Gitai filmmaker, author
Ivry Gitlis violinist
Shlomo Glickstein tennis player
Eliyahu Moshe Goldratt physicist
Gideon "Gidi" Gov singer, tv host, actor
Roman Greenberg boxer
Shlomo Gronich singer, arranger, composer
David Grossman author
Eran Groumi swimmer
Batya Gur writer
Andi Gutmans programmer, co-founder Zend Technologies
Rivka Guver social worker
Emile Habibi writer
Amir Hadad tennis player
Sarit Hadad singer
Matt Haimovitz cellist
Michael "Mickey" Halika swimmer
Yotam Halperin basketball player
Dan Halutz Israeli Air Force general
Ofra Harnoy cellist
Amira Hass journalist, author
Ofra Haza singer
Netanel Hochberg agronomist
Eli Hurvitz industrialist
Gavriel Iddan electro-optical engineer, inventor
Yoseph Imry physicist
Eliahu Inbal conductor
Jezebel queen
Joseph saint, earthly father of Jesus Christ
Benjamin Kahn marine biologist
Daniel Kahneman psychologist, economist, Nobel laureate
Sharon Kam clarinetist
Shmaryahu Yosef Chaim Kanievsky rabbi, posek
Dani Karavan sculptor
Nissim Karelitz rabbi, chairman rabbinical court
Michael I. Karpin broadcast journalist, author
Sayed Kashua journalist, author
Moshe Katsav former president (born in Iran)
Amir Katz pianist
Etgar Keret writer, scriptwriter
Elias Daoud Khoury lawyer
Mordechai "Moti" Kirschenbaum media personality, documentarian
Amos Kollek film director, writer
Theodor "Teddy" Kollek politician (born in Hungary)
Elyasaf Kowner artist
Sigalit Landau video artist, sculptor
Yosef "Tommy" Lapid politician, journalist, presenter
Hana Laszlo actress, comedian
Daliah Lavi actress, singer
Smadar Lavie anthropologist, author
Keren Or Leibovitch Paralympic world champion swimmer
Alex Levac photojournalist
Hanoch Levin dramatist, theater director
Sara Levi-Tanai choreographer
Alexander Levitzki biochemist
Har'el Levy tennis player
Elon Lindenstrauss mathematician
Joram Lindenstrauss mathematician
Ranan Luri editorial cartoonist, journalist
Rod Lurie film director, screenwriter
Ehud Manor songwriter, translator, radio and tv host
Amos Mansdorf tennis player
Avishai Margalit philosopher, educator
Amihai Mazar archaeologist
Benjamin Mazar historian, archaeologist
Eilat Mazar archaeologist
Golda Meir former prime minister (born in Ukraine)
Mordecai Meirowitz inventor board game Master Mind
Yona Metzger rabbi
Arnon Milchan film producer
Benny Morris historian
Joel Moses computer scientist
Yoram Moses mathematician, author
Amal Murkus singer
Ohad Naharin dancer, choreographer, artistic director
Yuval Ne'eman theoretical physicist, politician
Nehemiah rebuilder of Jerusalem
Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu prime minister
Achinoam Nini singer
Chanoch Nissany automobile racer
Tzipora Obziler tennis player
Abi Ofarim dancer, musician
Esther Ofarim singer
Eli Ohana football striker
Ayelet Ohayon foil fencer
Noam Okun tennis player
Ehud Olmert former prime minister
Guy Oseary entertainment manager
Amos Oz writer, novelist, journalist
Judea Pearl computer scientist, philosopher
Shahar Pe'er tennis player
Mattityahu "Matti Peled military leader, scholar, peace activist
Nurit Peled-Elhanan peace activist, educator
Shimon Peres president (born in Belarus)
Shahar Perkiss tennis player
Itzhak Perlman violinist, conductor
Isaac Perlmutter financier
Amir Pnueli computer scientist
Eyal Podell actor
Natalie Portman actress
Ahmed Qurei former prime minister Palestinian National Authority
Yitzhak Rabin former prime minister, statesman, Nobel laureate
Sheizaf Rafaeli researcher, author, journalist
Idan Raichel singer, songwriter, musician
Ilan Ramon astronaut, fighter pilot
Eyal Ran tennis player
Shulamit Ran composer
Dahlia Ravikovitch poet, translator, peace activist
Ilana Raviv artist
Joseph Raz philosopher
Yoni Rechter singer, composer, pianist, arranger
Yissachaar Dov Rokeach II leader Hasidic dynasty
Pnina Rosenblum model, media personality
Esther Roth-Shahamorov track and field athlete
Ariel Rubinstein economist
Moshe Safdie architect, urban designer
Shmuel Safra computer scientist
Uri Savir diplomat, politician
Zahara Schatz artist
Dan Schechtman physicist, Nobel laureate
Inbal Segev cellist
Nathan "Nati" Seiberg theoretical physicist
David "Dudi" Sela tennis player
Hagai Shaham violinist
Meir Shalev writer
Zeruya Shalev author
Gilad Shalit soldier
Adi Shamir cryptographer
Moshe Shamir author, playwright
Yitzhak Shamir former prime minister (born in Belarus)
Michael Shani cellist
Ehud Shapiro computer scientist
Moshe Sharett former prime minister (born in Ukraine)
Ariel Sharon former prime minister, statesman
Saharon Shelah mathematician
Naomi Shemer singer, songwriter
Mati Shemoelof poet, editor, journalist, activist
Noam Sheriff composer, conductor, arranger
Gil Shohat composer, conductor, pianist
Gil Shwed programmer, entrepreneur
Gene Simmons (born Chaim Weitz) musician, singer
Hillel Slovak musician
Shay-Oren Smadja Olympic medalist, judoka
Yizhar Smilansky (S. Yizhar) writer
Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld chief rabbi, writer
Avner Strauss music producer, musician, singer
Tal Stricker swimmer
Elia Suleiman film director, actor
Zeev Suraski programmer, co-founder Zend Technologies
Israel Tal Israel Defense Forces general
Yoav Talmi composer, conductor
David Tartakover graphic designer, artist
Ninet Tayeb singer, actress
Chaim Topol theatrical, film producer, actor
Amos Nathan Tversky cognitive, mathematical psychologist
Raviv "Ricky" Ullman actor, musician
Eithan Urbach swimmer
Aaron Valero physician, author
Arie Vardi pianist
Joseph "Yossi" Vardi high-tech entrepreneur
Moshe U. Vardi professor, computer scientist, author
Ilana Vered pianist
Eliezer Waldenberg rabbi
Chaim Walder author, rabbi
Chaim Azriel Weizmann first president
Avi Wigderson mathematician, computer scientist
Yigael Yadin archeologist, politician
Abraham B. "Bulli" Yehoshua novelist, playwright
Ada E. Yonath crystallographer
Ovadia Yosef scholar, spiritual leader (born in Iraq)
Ishtar Zach singer
Ariel Za'evi Olympic medalist, judoka
Amotz Zahavi evolutionary biologist
Hagai Zamir Paralympics champion
Rika Zarai singer, songwriter
Rehavam "Gandhi" Ze'evi politician, historian, founder Moledet party
Daron Zeilberger mathematician
Nir Zidkyahu drummer
Benny Ziffer author, journalist
Haim Zinovitch "Zino" musician
Naor Zion comedian, actor
Jacob Ziv computer scientist
Shahar Zubari Olympic medalist, windsurfer
Pinchas Zukerman violinist, violist, conductor
Ayelet Zurer actress