Greatest Israelis of All Time


The Top Ten

1 David Ben-Gurion

"Israel" and "great" - in the same sentence? Err, OK...

The father and architect of the modern State of Israel. Through his leadership as Prime Minister he laid the foundations for Israel to become the thriving nation of equality and science and technology it is today. He was a man of high intellect, education and values. He knew how to make his country an amazing nation while keeping the Arabs in their place. He was a very wise man. Without him there wouldn't have been an Israel. He will forever be at the core of every Israeli who loves their country.

the first Prime Minister of State of Israel - anthonybecerra831

He had a great soul

2 Yitzhak Rabin

Prime Minister and Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. - anthonybecerra831

Since his assassination nothing is the same. The salt of our credo

The only prime minister who actually tried to make PEACE, who knows what would have happened if he was still alive.

He was awesome

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3 Menachem Begin

One of the most responsible leaders the world has ever known. Loved his people and even stepped down voluntarily at the end of his career when he knew he could no longer lead effectively. A real man.

Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize laureate - anthonybecerra831

A great man and leader.

I love Begin. Wise man.

4 Ariel Sharon

If it weren't for a soldier of Sharon's caliber, Israel may not even exist today. Sharon fought in every one of Israel's wars, always and only with determination, leadership, courage, and the unwavering support for the troops he commanded. Not only that, through all that he witnessed in the horrors of war, he remained a loving husband and father. I admire the man's sense of loyalty & commitment

Outstanding man, an officer and a politician. Highly principled person, which is extremely rare in our society.

I wish I was a soldier in his army, standing next to a great man in battle.

Sharon knew how to stand alone... it's easy to take a right path when the crowd is with you... but it takes real commitment and character to stand alone when the crowd is against you. As a soldier he warned the Israeli government to mobilize... they didn't but he still led the army to victory in the south with the Suez crossing. From the opposition party, he warned the Israeli people about Arafat... as Prime Minister, he took bold action that lead to the demise of Arafat.

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5 Golda Meir

She single handedly raised most of the money that enable Israel to finance the 1948 War of Independence and was a brilliant Prime Minister on the international stage.

6 Ehud Manor

Songwriter radio and T.V. personality

7 Gal Gadot Gal Gadot
8 Shimon Peres

President of Israel and Prime Minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. - anthonybecerra831

A great political leader, ignoring the war crimes and frankly illeagal invasions of palestine, the Lebanon, Syria. The list goes on. He pushed for a isreali nuclear arsenal which should help in the next of isreals great wars.

9 Yonatan Netanyahu

Epitomized the heart and soul of Israel. Operation Thunderbolt shocked the entire world. Yoni deserves to be near the top of any greatest Israeli list. He earned it for sure.

He's super awesome I am biggest fan

10 Ilan Ramon

combat pilot in the Israeli Air Force and the first Israeli astronaut - anthonybecerra831

The Contenders

11 Rehavam Ze'evi
12 Arik Einstein
13 Moshe Dayan

Great man whose leadership in war was beyond reproach

14 Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is an Israeli politician serving as the 9th and current Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, previously holding the position from 1996 to 1999.

An evil leader who doesn't care about peace or civilian lives. - Y2K

I wish he could be and in fact, was the President of the United States. His devotion to Israel is unmatched. What a fantastic leader!

Great leader Israel needs the man.

Wise man.

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16 Naomi Shemer

songwriter and the "First Lady of Israeli Song" - anthonybecerra831

17 Natalie Portman Natalie Portman Natalie Portman is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Portman is best known for her roles as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Nina Sayers in Black Swan. She won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, more.
18 Ezer Weizman
19 Yigal Allon
20 Yisrael Meir Lau

One the best loving Rabbis in the world. (Rabbi means doctor in Latin and master in English). Rabbi Lau is my master. His kindly outlook on the world and its people, his great intellect in Torah and world knowledge and his longing for a world filled with the Peace from Above - a peace made in serenity -, makes me an admirer.

21 Eli Cohen

The best spy ever

22 Isser Harel
23 Bar Refaeli Bar Refaeli

Best Israeli model, very famous all over the world.

24 Israel Schneiderman
25 Levi Eshkol
26 Shlomo Carlebach

Singer and composer for the Soul of Israel. No-one spoke more genuinely of love, peace, Shabbos and God and Israel, than Shlomo. His melodies are in most synagogues, hearts and minds of people all over the world. He taught that the Gates of Heaven are closing to include all of us; not to lock us out.

27 Yitzhak Shamir

Prime Minister who never once succumbed to pressure from massive and unfair external political forces. This was one tough Jew. You got to love a guy like him.

28 Georgi Katrandjiev
29 Fannie Krispin
30 Danni Bassan

Greatest Israeli singer from the best Israeli band

31 Abraham Klein

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