First Woman Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
Born in Kiev in 1898, Golda Meir grew up in The United States from the age of 8 until the age of 23 when she moved with her husband Morris Myerson to what was then British Mandate Palestine. For the first few years they lived on Kibbutz Merhavya. Golda became […]

Israeli Heroes – Famous People in Israel – Golda Meir

Ariel Sharon Yom Kippur war
Ariel  Sharon 1928-2014 Ariel (Arik) Sharon – an Israeli soldier and political leader. He was a hero to many and regarded as a villain by his enemies who feared him. Nevertheless his name has become synonymous with strong and powerful leadership throughout his life. He was born in Kfar Malal […]

Israeli Leaders – Famous People of Israel – Ariel Sharon

Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres, 9th President of the State of Israel was born Szymon Perski near Voloshin Poland on August 21st 1923. At the age of eleven he immigrated to Palestine with his parents Yitshak and Sara Persky and his younger brother Gershon.  On reaching Palestine they changed their name to Peres. […]

Famous People in Israel – Israeli Leaders – Shimon Peres

Jerusalem view from Mount of Olives
Jerusalem, “City of Gold”, is the capital of Israel and is regarded as a holy city by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. It is located in the Judean Mountains between the northern end of the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Jerusalem became Israel’s capital in 1948 when the country […]

Israel – Israeli Cities – Jerusalem