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5 Inspiring Men of Israel

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Listing all of the influential people of Israel would be an impossible task. Spanning across science, film, Olympic sport, and other important causes, here are just a few of the men who have amazed us during the past few years. All of the men listed have won awards in their respective fields, and we hope they will continue to inspire us and the entire world. For a list of inspiring women of Israel, see link below.

Arieh Warshel

Dr Arieh Warshel is an Israeli biochemist and biophysicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2013 along with two partners for development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems. Educated in the Technion, the Weitzman Institute, and Harvard University, Warshel also fought in the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur war as a soldier in the IDF. He is the recipient of several honerary awards.

Israeli Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry Dr Arieh Warshel


Doron Almog

Founder of a village for disabled people in the south of Israel, Almog is a former Major General in the IDF. He recieved the Israel Prize, considered the State’s highest honor, for lifetime acheivement. His son, Eran, was severely autistic, and died from Castelman’s disease, in the village his father built. The village has since been renamed Nahalat Eran, or Eran’s Estate.

Israeli Major General Doron Almog who founded village for the disabled in southern Israel won Israel prize


Dr. Gilad Evrony

Dr Gilad Evrony’s analysis of brain cells and mutations during brain development won him the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. On winning the prize Evrony says, “I hope our findings inspire more research to bring light to unsolved neurologic diseases.” For his IDF service, Evrony served in the Intelligence department.

Dr Gilad Evrony, American-Israeli award winning scientist for research on brain cells


Yuval Delshad

Yuval is a film director whose film won the Ophir Award in 2015. The prize is the Israeli equivalent of the Oscars, and his movie Baba Joon was also screened at the Toronto International Film Festival of 2015. Yuval’s movie became Israel’s entry for the Oscars as well, under the category of Best Foreign Language Film.

Israeli film director Yuval Delshad who won Ophir Award or Israeli Oscar


Shahar Tzuberi

Sailor and windsurfer, Tzuberi won Israel the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics. He began training and competing at the age of 6, having grown up on the coast of Eilat, and won several local surfing awards as a child. Tzuberi also won first place in the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup competition.

Shahar Tzuberi Olympic bronze medalist for windsurfing


We are so impressed with these incredible people and what they’ve accomplished! Leave a comment to let us know if you agree!

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Shira Koenigsberg
Shira Koenigsberg
Shira is American-Israeli and currently lives in Jerusalem. She enjoys yoga, red wine, and good books. Her literary influences include JK Rowling, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bob Dylan, and Dr Seuss.

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