Ariel Sharon Profile

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Ariel Sharon was an Israeli general and politician who served as the 11th prime minister of Israel (2001 – 2006). His public and political life was marked by brilliant and controversial military achievements and political policies. Before entering politics, Sharon had a long military career, first serving for the Haganah and then … Read more

Naftali Bennett Profile

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Israel’s 13th and current Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, has been in politics since 2006. By profession, he is a software and tech entrepreneur. After four elections in only two years, and with Israel getting stuck in an agonizing stalemate, Bennett seemed unable to reach the power of Israeli politics. He failed to … Read more

Shimon Peres – Profile

Shimon Peres was one of the longest-serving and most distinguished politicians in Israel, having been active in politics for more than half a century. Peres was the first person in Israel to have served both as Prime Minister (1984 – 1986 and 1995 – 1996) and President (2007 – 2014). He represented … Read more

Yitzhak Rabin – Profile

portrait of Yitzhak Rabin

Yitzhak Rabin was a politician, statesman, and general who was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel. He was the first native-born prime minister, the second prime minister to die while in office, and the first prime minister in the country to be assassinated. Rabin served in this position for two terms – … Read more

David Ben-Gurion – Israel’s founding father

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David Ben-Gurion was the principal founder of the State of Israel and the nation’s first Prime Minister and Defense Minister (1948 – 1953, 1955 – 1963). A lifelong advocate of Zionism, he became a prominent Zionist leader and served as the executive head of the World Zionist Organization (1946). Ben-Gurion delivered Israel’s … Read more

Menachem Begin Profile

Menachem Begin speaking in public, with microphones in front

Menachem Begin was the sixth Prime Minister of Israel (from 1977 to 1983). He was also the recipient of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, which he shared with the President of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, for their achievement of signing a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1979. Early life, education and … Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu Profile

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Benjamin Netanyahu is the former Prime Minister of Israel. He is currently the Leader of the Opposition in Israel’s 36th government and chairman of the right-wing Likud party. He served in office twice, from 1996 to 1999 and from 2009 to 2021, making him the longest-serving Prime Minister of Israel. He is … Read more

Moshe Safdie Profile

Moshe Safdie: “In practice and person, I have generally transcended the political constraints of being an Israeli architect.” One of the world’s most renowned and prolific architects, still engaged in projects across several continents, reflects on a career that almost wasn’t. Had Moshe Safdie become a farmer, some of the most striking … Read more