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List of famous people from Israel, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Israel, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Israel you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Israel, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 69
Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He also currently serves as a member of the Knesset, Chairman of the Likud party and Minister of Public Diplomacy and ...more

Daphne Rosen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 36

Yitzhak Rabin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Israel
Dec. at 73 (1922-1995)
Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli politician, statesman and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974–77 and 1992 until his assassination in 1995. Rabin ...more

Shlomo Argov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Israel
Dec. at 74 (1929-2003)
Shlomo Argov was a prominent Israeli diplomat. He was the Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom whose attempted assassination led to the 1982 Lebanon War.

Daliah Lavi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 76
Daliah Lavi is an Israeli actress, singer, and model.

Jamie Heaslip is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 35
James Peter Richard "Jamie" Heaslip is an Irish rugby union player playing for Leinster and Ireland. He plays as a number 8

Guy Oseary is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 46
Guy Harley Oseary is an Israeli American talent manager, investor, writer and businessman who began his career in entertainment at 17 at what was to become Maverick. He is Madonna's manager and ...more

Sirhan Sirhan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 74
Sirhan Bishara Sirhan is a Palestinian of Jordanian citizenship who was convicted of the 1968 assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy. He is currently serving a life sentence at the ...more

Salah Khalaf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Israel
Dec. at 58 (1933-1991)
Salah Mesbah Khalaf, also known as Abu Iyad was deputy chief and head of intelligence for the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the second most senior official of Fatah after Yasser Arafat. ...more

Judea Pearl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 82
Judea Pearl is an Israeli-born American computer scientist and philosopher, best known for championing the probabilistic approach to artificial intelligence and the development of Bayesian ...more

Edward Said is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Israel
Dec. at 68 (1935-2003)
Edward Wadie Said was a Palestinian American literary theorist and public intellectual who helped found the critical-theory field of postcolonialism. Born in Jerusalem in Mandatory Palestine to ...more

Adi Shamir is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 66
Adi Shamir is an Israeli cryptographer. He is a co-inventor of the RSA algorithm, a co-inventor of the Feige–Fiat–Shamir identification scheme, one of the inventors of differential cryptanalysis ...more

Matt Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 47
Matt Schwartz is an Israeli-British multi-instrumentalist record producer a songwriter, an artist, DJ, and a prolific audio engineer based in London. He has contributed to numerous records since ...more

Shirly Brener is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 40
Shirly Brener is an Israeli and American actress, producer, show host, art connoisseur and writer.

Elie Tahari is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 67
Elie Tahari is an Israeli-American luxury fashion designer of men and women's clothing. Elie Tahari, Ltd., the company he founded, has annual revenue of more than $500 million.

Avi Arad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 70
Avi Arad is a film and television producer.

Ralph Bakshi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 80
Ralph Bakshi is an American director of animated and live-action films. In the 1970s, he established an alternative to mainstream animation through independent and adult-oriented productions. ...more

Modi Rosenfeld is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 48
Modi Rosenfeld, known professionally as Modi is a stand-up comedian, actor, and cantor.

Nir Z is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Israel
Nir Z age 51
Nir Zidkyahu is a well-established studio-session drummer, and the brother of Blackfield's drummer Tomer Z. He played the drums for eight songs on Genesis' 1997 album, Calling All Stations, and ...more

Etan Cohen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 44
Etan Cohen is an American film director and screenwriter.

Shay Raviv is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 36
Shay Raviv is a film score composer.

Eyal Sela is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Israel
Project manager at the Israeli Internet Association & ‎W3C‎‏‎ • Author of ProductiveWise: productivity, social media, & Internet blog ‎

Emanuel Vardi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Israel
Emanuel Vardi Dec. at 96 (1915-2011)
Emanuel Vardi was a violist and film score composer.

Avi Mograbi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 63
Avi Mograbi is an Israeli documentary filmmaker.

Ayelet Waldman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Israel
age 54
Ayelet Waldman is an Israeli American novelist and essayist. She has written seven mystery novels in the series The Mommy-Track Mysteries and three other novels. She has also written ...more