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List of the most popular authors from Israel, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Israeli authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Israeli writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List authors include Haim Ginott, Agi Mishol and many additional authors as well.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Israel?" and "Who are the best Israeli authors?"

For further information on these historic Israeli authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Israeli authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Gershom Scholem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Gershom Scholem Walter benjamin, Encyclopaedia Judaica Die jüdische Mystik in ihren Hauptströmungen

Famous Assassinations in Israel The Scariest Novels of All Time

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Amos Elon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Amos Elon Der erste Rothschild. Biographie eines Frankfurter Juden, A Blood-Dimmed Tide Between enemies

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Leah Rabin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Leah Rabin Rabin

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Eliyahu M. Goldratt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Eliyahu M. Goldratt The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, Cadena Critica The Haystack Syndrome

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Max Brod is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Max Brod Franz Kafka, Tycho Brahe's Path to God Reubeni

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Martin Buber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Martin Buber Der Glaube der Propheten, Das Problem des Menschen Die jüdische Bewegung : gesammelte Aufsätze und Ansprachen

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Daniel Barenboim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Daniel Barenboim Parallels and Paradoxes, A Life in Music Una Vida Para La Musica

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Daniel J. Elazar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Daniel J. Elazar The Other Jews, Exploring federalism Local government and politics in Israel

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Ephraim Kishon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Ephraim Kishon Ideologie für den Hausgebrauch, Ma'arkhonim The fox in the chicken-coop

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David Grossman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
David Grossman To the End of the Land, Itamar mikhtav Ah hadash legamre

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Abraham Isaac Kook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Abraham Isaac Kook The Essential Writings of Abraham Isaac Kook, Oraḥ mishpaṭ Ṭov roʼi

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Mahmoud Darwish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Mahmoud Darwish Psalms, The music of human flesh Splinters of bone

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Pinchas Lapide is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Pinchas Lapide Jewish monotheism and Christian trinitarian doctrine, Three Popes and the Jews Die Verwendung des Hebräischen in den chris̀tlichen Religionsgemeinschaften mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Landes Israel

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Amos Oz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Amos Oz A Tale of Love and Darkness, How to Cure a Fanatic A Perfect Peace

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Aharon Appelfeld is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Aharon Appelfeld The Immortal Bartfuss, All Whom I Have Loved Katerina

The Best Olympic Athletes from Israel The Best Movies Based on Short Stories

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David Stevens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
David Stevens Queen: The Story of an American Family, The Sum of Us Meditation in six steps

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Abba Eban is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Abba Eban The meaning of Jewish history, Israel in the world Diplomacy for the next century

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Shmuel Yosef Agnon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Shmuel Yosef Agnon In the Heart of Seas, Two Tales Sefer^! sofer^! ve-sipur

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Uri Orlev is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Uri Orlev Run^! Boy^! Run, The Lead Soldiers The Island on Bird Street

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David Ben-Gurion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
David Ben-Gurion Nilahem ke-umah, The ABC of Zionist policy Min ha-yoman

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Rod Lurie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Rod Lurie Once upon a time in Hollywood

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Batya Gur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Batya Gur Angst im eigenen Land. Israelische und palästinensiche Schriftsteller im Gespräch, Bethlehem Road Murder Mi-kevish ha-raav semolah

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Hayim Nahman Bialik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Hayim Nahman Bialik Sefer ha-aggadah, Random Harvest & Other Novellas Aftergrowth^! and other stories

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Yeshayahu Leibowitz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Yeshayahu Leibowitz Śiḥot ʻal madaʻ ṿa-ʻarakhim, Am^! erets^! medinah La mauvaise conscience d'Israël

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Yitzhak Rabin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Yitzhak Rabin ha- Milḥamah bi-Levanon, Divre rosh ha-mateh ha-kelali Service Book

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Golda Meir is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Golda Meir My Father's House, This is our strength Golda Meir speaks out

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Nathan Rotenstreich is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Nathan Rotenstreich The Holocaust As a Historical Experience, On the human subject Between past and present

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Shaul Tchernichovsky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Shaul Tchernichovsky Selected poems of Saul Tchernichowsky, On Blood They Say There Is a Land

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Gila Almagor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Gila Almagor Aviya's Summer, Under the domim tree

Famous Israeli Inventors List 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs

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Yehuda Amichai is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Yehuda Amichai Me-aḥore kol zeh mistater osher gadol, The great tranquillity Sheʻat ha-ḥesed

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Anatoly Khazanov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Anatoly Khazanov Nomads and the outside world, Krushenie posledneĭ kolonialʹnoĭ imperii After the U.S.S.R

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Meir Shalev is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Meir Shalev A Pigeon and a Boy, The Loves of Judith Mishkav letsim

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Menachem Begin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Menachem Begin The Revolt, White Nights: The story of a prisoner in Russia Hashḳafat ḥayim ṿe-hashḳafah leʼumit

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Dan Gordon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Dan Gordon Rain Man, Irena's Vow

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Natan Yonatan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Natan Yonatan Within the song to live, Stones in the Darkness Poems

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Felix Zandman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Felix Zandman Resistor theory and technology, Never the last journey Photoelastic coatings

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Emil Fackenheim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Emil Fackenheim The Jewish Thought of Emil Fackenheim, The conception of substance in the philosophy of the Ikhwan as-Safa' Metaphysics and historicity

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Chaim Herzog is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Chaim Herzog The Arab-Israeli wars, Living history Yamim ha-gedolim

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Paul Erdős is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Paul Erdős Old and new problems and results in combinatorial number theory

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Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu A place among the nations, Fighting terrorism Makom tahat ha-shemesh

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Yair Lapid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Yair Lapid Ha-Tzel Shel Yoav, Ha-Rosh Ha-Kaful Shkia Be-Moskwa

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Yoram Kaniuk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Yoram Kaniuk Adam Resurrected, The acrophile Lailah ʻal ha-ḥof ʻim ṭranzisṭor

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Amnon Dankner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Amnon Dankner Yamaṿ ṿe-lelotaṿ shel ha-dodah Eṿah, Dan Ben Amots : biyografyah Efoh hayinu u-mah ʻaśinu : otsar shenot ha-ḥamishim ṿeha-shishim

Last Words Written By Famous People In Their Suicide Notes The Best Baby Names For Twins

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Ezer Weizman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Ezer Weizman Israel, On Eagles' Wings: The Personal Story of the Leading Commander of the Israeli Air Force ha-Kerav al ha-shalom

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Dahn Ben-Amotz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Dahn Ben-Amotz Reflections in Time, A Lovely War Don't Give a Damn

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Leah Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Leah Goldberg Lady of the castle, Russian literature in the nineteenth century Selected poetry and drama

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Saul Friedländer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Saul Friedländer Reflections of Nazism, The Years of Extermination Pius XII and the Third Reich

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Moshe Dayan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Moshe Dayan Haruzim le-Liki veli-Yehonatan, Śiḥot ʻim Mosheh Dayan Mapah ḥadashah - yaḥasim aḥerim

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Marcel Janco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Marcel Janco Marcel Janco

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Sami Michael is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Israel
Sami Michael Ḥasut, Eine Liebe in Bagdad. ( Ab 13 J.) Ahavah ben ha-dekalim