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List of famous politicians from Israel, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Israeli politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Israeli politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Israel and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Israel, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

A list made up of politicians like Amnon Lipkin-Shahak and Haim Ramon.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Israel in order to get more information about each one.

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Abba Eban is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Abba Eban Died at 87 (1915-2002) Abba Eban was an Israeli diplomat and politician, and a scholar of the Arabic and Hebrew languages. In his career he was Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister, Education Minister, Deputy Prime ...more

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Adi Koll is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Adi Koll age 42 Dr Adi Koll is an Israeli social activist and former politician. She served as a member of the Knesset for Yesh Atid between 2013 and 2015.

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Adisu Massala is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Adisu Massala age 57 Adisu Massala is an Israeli politician.

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Ahmad Tibi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Ahmad Tibi age 60 Ahmad Tibi is an Arab-Muslim Israeli politician and leader of the Arab Movement for Change, an Arab party in Israel. He serves as a member of the Knesset since 1999, and currently serves as one ...more

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Alex Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Alex Miller age 41 Alex Miller is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu from 2006 until 2013 and again from 2014 until 2015.

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Ami Ayalon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Ami Ayalon age 73 Amihai "Ami" Ayalon is an Israeli politician and a former member of the Knesset for the Labor Party. He was previously head of the Shin Bet, Israel's secret service, and ...more

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Amir Peretz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Amir Peretz age 66 Amir Peretz is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Hatnuah. He previously served as Minister of Defence, leader of the Labor Party and Minister of ...more

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Amnon Cohen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Amnon Cohen age 58 Amnon Cohen is an Israeli former politician. He served as a member of the Knesset for Shas from 1999 until 2015.

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Amnon Lipkin-Shahak is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Amnon Lipkin-Shahak Died at 68 (1944-2012) Rav Aluf Amnon Lipkin-Shahak was an Israeli military officer and politician. He served as Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, as a Member of the Knesset, and as Minister of ...more

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Ariel Atias is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Ariel Atias age 48 Ariel Atias is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Shas, and as the country's Minister of Housing and Construction. He was also manager of Shas' kosher supervision ...more

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Ariel Sharon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Ariel Sharon Died at 86 (1928-2014) Ariel Sharon was an Israeli politician and general who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel until he was incapacitated by a stroke. Sharon was a commander in the Israeli Army from its ...more

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Aryeh Deri is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Aryeh Deri age 59 Aryeh Mahlouf Deri is an Israeli politician, and the leader of the Sephardic Israeli political party Shas. After early political success, including two cabinet postings before the age of 30, ...more

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Aryeh Eldad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Aryeh Eldad age 68 Prof. Aryeh Eldad, M.D. is an Israeli physician and politician, and a former member of the Knesset for the National Union and Otzma LeYisrael.

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Aryeh Gamliel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Aryeh Gamliel age 67 Aryeh Gamliel is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Shas between 1988 and 2003.

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Avi Dichter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Avi Dichter age 66 Avi Dichter is an Israeli politician. A former Minister of Internal Security and Shin Bet director, he resigned from the Knesset and left Kadima in August 2012 in order to become Minister of ...more

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Avi Yehezkel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Avi Yehezkel age 60 Avraham "Avi" Yehezkel is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party between 1992 and 2003, and again briefly in 2006.

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Avigdor Kahalani is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Avigdor Kahalani age 74 Brigadier-General Avigdor Kahalani is a former Israeli soldier and politician.

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Avigdor Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Avigdor Lieberman age 60 Avigdor Lieberman is a Soviet-born Israeli politician who has been Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2013. He also served as member of the Knesset and as Deputy Prime Minister of ...more

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Avishay Braverman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Avishay Braverman age 70 Avishay Braverman is an Israeli economist and politician. A former president of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, he served as a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party between 2006 and ...more

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Avraham Burg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Avraham Burg age 63 Avraham "Avrum" Burg is an Israeli author and politician; he was formerly a member of the Knesset, a chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel and a Speaker of the Knesset. He was the ...more

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Avraham Michaeli is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Avraham Michaeli age 61 Avraham Michaeli is an Israeli politician. He served as a member of the Knesset for Shas between 2006 and 2015.

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Avshalom Vilan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Avshalom Vilan age 67 Avshalom "Abu" Vilan is an Israeli politician and economist. He served as a Knesset member for Meretz between 1999 and 2009.

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Ayoob Kara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Ayoob Kara age 63 Ayoob Kara is a Druze Israeli politician who is slated to be an MK in Israel's 20th Knesset. Previously he served as member of the Knesset for Likud and Deputy Minister for Development of the ...more

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Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu 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

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Benny Begin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Benny Begin age 75 Ze'ev Binyamin "Benny" Begin, is an Israeli geologist and politician. A member of the Knesset for Likud, he is the son of former Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin.

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Binyamin Ben-Eliezer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Binyamin Ben-Eliezer age 82 Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer is an Israeli politician and former military officer of Iraqi Jewish origin. He served as a member of the Knesset for several parties between 1984 and 2014, and has ...more

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Binyamin Elon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Binyamin Elon age 64 Rabbi Binyamin "Benny" Elon is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Moledet and the National Union between 1996 and 2009. A ninth-generation Jerusalemite, ...more

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Chaim Herzog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Chaim Herzog Died at 79 (1918-1997) Chaim Herzog was an Irish-born Israeli politician, general, lawyer and author who served as the sixth President of Israel.

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Chaim Weizmann is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Chaim Weizmann Died at 78 (1874-1952) Chaim Azriel Weizmann was a Zionist leader and Israeli statesman who served as President of the Zionist Organization and later as the first President of Israel. He was elected on 16 February ...more

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Dalia Itzik is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Dalia Itzik age 66 Dalia Itzik, born 20 October 1952, is a former Israeli politician who last served as a member of the Knesset for Kadima. She has previously served in several ministerial positions, and on 4 May ...more

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Dalia Rabin-Pelossof is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Dalia Rabin-Pelossof age 68 Dalia Rabin-Pelossof is a former Israeli politician. The daughter of former Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin, she served as a member of the Knesset for the Centre Party, New ...more

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Dan Tichon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Dan Tichon age 81 Dan Tichon is a former Israeli politician and Speaker of the Knesset 1996–1999.

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Daniel Ben-Simon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Daniel Ben-Simon age 64 Daniel Ben-Simon is an Israeli journalist and politician, who served as a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party between 2009 and 2013.

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Daniel Benlulu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Daniel Benlulu age 60 Daniel Benlulu is a former Israeli politician who served a member of the Knesset for Likud between 2003 and 2006.

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Daniel Hershkowitz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Daniel Hershkowitz age 65 Daniel Hershkowitz is an Israeli politician, mathematician and rabbi. He previously served as a professor of mathematics at the Technion and is also rabbi of the Ahuza neighborhood in Haifa. He ...more

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Danny Ayalon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Danny Ayalon age 63 Daniel "Danny" Ayalon is an Israeli diplomat, columnist and politician. He served as Deputy Foreign Minister and a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu. He served as Israeli ...more

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Danny Danon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Danny Danon age 47 Danny Danon is an Israeli politician and a member of the Knesset for the Likud party, and currently serves as the chairman of World Likud. He previously served as Chair of the Knesset Committee ...more

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David Azulai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
David Azulai age 64 David Azulai is an Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for Shas.

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David Ben-Gurion is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
David Ben-Gurion Died at 87 (1886-1973) David Ben-Gurion was the primary founder and the first Prime Minister of Israel. Ben-Gurion's passion for Zionism, which began early in life, led him to become a major Zionist leader and ...more

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David Mena is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
David Mena age 65 David Mena is an Israeli lawyer and former member of the Knesset.

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David Re'em is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
David Re'em age 65 David Re'em is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud and Herut – The National Movement between 1996 and 1999.

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David Tal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
David Tal age 68 David Tal is an Israeli politician and a four-time member of the Knesset. He is a member of the Kadima faction.

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Doron Avital is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Doron Avital age 59 Dr Doron Shalom Avital is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Kadima between 2011 and 2013.

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Doron Shmueli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Doron Shmueli age 64 Doron Shmueli is a former Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Likud between November 1998 and June 1999.

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Dov Shilansky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Dov Shilansky Died at 86 (1924-2010) Dov Shilansky was an Israeli politician and Speaker of the Knesset from 1988 to 1992.

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Effi Eitam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Effi Eitam age 66 Efraim "Effi" Eitam is an Israeli politician and former military commander. A former leader of the National Religious Party, he later led a breakaway faction, Ahi, which merged into ...more

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Efi Oshaya is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Efi Oshaya age 62 Efi Oshaya is an Israeli politician and a former member of the Knesset for the Labor Party.

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Efraim Sneh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Efraim Sneh age 74 Efraim Sneh is an Israeli politician, physician, and a retired Brigadier General in the Israel Defense Forces. He was a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party between 1992 and 2008 and served ...more

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Ehud Barak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Ehud Barak age 76 Ehud Barak is an Israeli politician who served as Prime Minister from 1999 to 2001. He was leader of the Labor Party until January 2011. He previously held the posts of Minister of Defense and ...more

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Ehud Olmert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Israel
Ehud Olmert age 73 Ehud Olmert is an Israeli politician and lawyer. He served as Prime Minister of Israel from 2006 to 2009 and before that as a cabinet minister from 1988 to 1992 and from 2003 to 2006. Between ...more