It’s impossible to pick 75 people to represent all aspects of a state of more than 9 million people, let alone to pick the 75 most important or most influential people, but these diverse 75 are Israelis worth knowing across a range of fields to gain a better understanding of the current State of Israel. They join our list of 75 people from Israel’s history and our list of 75 Zionist founders.

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Mansour Abbas, 1974-

Chava Alberstein, 1946-

Ghassan Alian, 1972-

Doron Almog, 1951-

Ruth Almog, 1936-

Yael Arad, 1967-

Linoy Ashram, 1999-

Robert Aumann, 1930-

Deni Avdija, 2001- 

Shlomo Avineri, 1933-

Mira Awad, 1975-

Ehud Barak, 1942-

Netta Barzilai, 1993-

Naftali Bennett, 1972-

Orna Berry, 1949-

Tal Brody, 1943-

David Broza, 1952-

Omri Casspi, 1988-

Aaron Ciechanover, 1947-

Dani Dayan, 1955-

Artem Dolgopyat, 1997-

Karine Elharrar, 1977-

Rabbanit Michelle Cohen Farber, 1971- 

Maxine Fassberg, 1953-

Gal Fridman, 1975-

Gal Gadot, 1985-

Benny Gantz, 1959-

Eilam Gross, 1960-

David Grossman, 1954-

Sarit Hadad, 1978-

Shalom Hanoch, 1946-

Esther Hayut, 1953-

Avram Hershko, 1937-

Isaac Herzog, 1960-

Dana International, 1969-

Dalia Itzik, 1952-

Morris Kahn, 1930-

Daniel Kahneman, 1934-

Gadeer Kamal-Mreeh, 1984-

Sayed Kashua, 1975-

Etgar Keret, 1967-

Noa Kirel, 2001-

Sigalit Landau, 1969-

Yair Lapid, 1963-

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, 1937-

Avigdor Liberman, 1958-

Merav Michaeli, 1966-

Adi Nes, 1966-

Benjamin Netanyahu, 1949-

Ayman Odeh, 1975-

Shahar Pe’er, 1987-

Itzhak Perlman, 1945-

Yohanan Plesner, 1972-

Natalie Portman, 1981-

Itamar Rabinovich, 1942-

Miri Regev, 1965-

Reuven Rivlin, 1939-

Haim Saban, 1944-

Rabbi Noa Sattath, 1977-

 

Stav Shaffir, 1985-

Nachman Shai, 1946-

Ayelet Shaked, 1976-

Shimon Shamir, 1933-

Anita Shapira, 1940-

Natan Sharansky, 1948-

Dan Shechtman, 1941- 

Michael Solomonov, 1978-

Alon Tal, 1960-

Pnina Tamano-Shata, 1981-

David Vital, 1927- 

Arieh Warshel, 1940-

Noa Wertheim, 1965-

Avraham Yitzhak, 1972-

Ada Yonath, 1939-

Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi, 1972-