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  • Photos – Negev desert, Dead Sea,Ein Gedi, Ein Hod, Jerusalem, Masada,Ashdod, Beer Sheva, OmerMusic : Our tiny land– Artzeinu haktantonetRami Kleinstein
  • David Ben-Gurion was the first PrimeMinisterof Israel. He is considered the "father" ofmodern Israel. Ben-Gurion was also namedone ofTime Magazine’s 100 Most Important Peopleof the Century.
  • In 1969, Golda Meir became Israel’s firstand the worlds third woman to hold the officeof Prime Minister.She was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israelipolitics.
  • Marcel Iancu was a Romanian andIsraeli visual artist and architect whocontributedto the early development of the Israeli art.He is also well-known as the co-inventorof Dadaism (new ways of experimentingwith abstract sight and thought).After 1953, his work centered on theestablishment of Ein Hod, as an artcolony.
  • Reuven Rubin was a Romanian-born Israeli painter andIsraels first ambassador to Romania.He was one of the founders of the new “Eretz Yisrael” style.His themes were the biblical landscape, folklore andpeople.Many of his paintings are about Jerusalem and the Galilee.
  • Yaacov Agam is a sculptor.His work is usually abstract, kinetic art with movement and viewer participation.Agam frequently uses light and sound. His works are displayed in many publicplaces.
  • Ilana Goor is an international artist known for her uniquely styled sculptures, furniture,lighting, jewelry, and accessories.She works and lives in a restored 18th-century house located in the very heart of ancient Jaffawhich overlooks the Mediterranean. She has turned part of it into a museum of her sculptures inwood, stone, and metal, alongside works of art from her private collection.In the 18th century, the house was used as the first khan for Jewish pilgrims en route toJerusalem.
  • Ephraim Kishon - author, dramatist, screenwriter, and film director.He is one of the most widely-read contemporary satirists in the world.Kishons books have been translated into 37 languages .He wrote, directed and produced five feature films (all of them comedic/satiricalmovies).Three movies were nominated for major international awards (The Golden Globeaward);two were nominated for the Oscar: Sallah Shabati and Ha-Shoter Azoulay.
  • Naomi Ragen is an American-born novelist, playwright and journalist who has lived in Jerusalemsince 1971, and who writes regularly to her fans in her mailing list about Israel and Jewish issues.Naomi has published eight internationally best selling novels, and is the author of a hit play (WomensMinyan) which has been performed more than 500 times in Israels National Theatre (Habimah)as well as in the United States and Argentina.
  • Amos Oz was in recent years a serious candidate to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.He has published 35 books since 1965, including 13 novels, four volumes of short stories and novels,children’s books and nine books containing essays and articles.Amos Oz is known for books like ‘A Perfect Peace’ (1982), ‘Black Box’ (1987), ‘How to Cure a Fanatic’(2006),‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ (2003), ‘Scenes from Village Life’ (2009).In 2007, his book "A Tale of Love and Darkness" was nominated as one of the ten most important bookssince the creation of the State of Israel.
  • Colonel Ilan Ramon was the first Israeliastronaut. In 2003, he died as a member of thecrew on the space shuttle Columbia.
  • Shmuel Yosef AgnonAwarded the Nobel prize for Literature, 1966His works deal with the conflict between the traditional Jewish lifeand language and the modern world..They also attempt to revive the fading traditions of the European shtetl(village).
  • Avram HershkoNobel Prize for Chemistry,2004Daniel KahnemanNobel Prize forEconomics, 2002
  • Aaron CiechanoverNobe Prixe for Chemistry,2004Robert AumannNobel Prize for Economics,2005
  • Dan ShechtmanNobel Prize for Chemistry,2011Ada E. YonathNobel Prize forChemistry,2009
  • Daniel Oren has conducted at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, the Metropolitan inNew York, the Arena in Verona, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Bastille in Paris and the opera housesof Rome, Trieste, Genoa, Florence, Parma, Turin, Venice, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Tokyo,Huston,Washington and many others.Oren also conducted in Masada : Nabuco, Aida, Carmen
  • Itzhak Perlman is a violinist, conductor, and instructor of master classes.He is regarded as one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th and early-21st centuries.Perlman has also played jazz and klezmer. He has been a soloist for a number of moviescores,such as the 1993 film Schindlers List and Memoirs of a Geisha., along with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
  • Shlomo Mintz and PinchasZukermanare violin virtuosos, andconductors. They regularly appearwith orchestras and conductors onthe international scene and areheard in recitals and concertsaround the world.
  • Yoav Talmi,conductor and composer.Music Director, San Diego Symphony1987–1996.Chief Conductor, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra2000-2004.Talmis compositions include an Elegy forStrings, Timpani and Accordion ("DachauReflections").Guy Braunstein ,violonist, developeda solo and chamber music career.He performed as a soloist with leadingorchestras around the world.In 2000, Braunstein was appointedas the Concertmaster of theBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Ivry Gitlis - violinist. He has performed withthe worlds top orchestras (New YorkPhilharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, ViennaPhilharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and IsraelPhilharmonic), and many of his recordings areconsidered classics.Violinist Gil Shaham isinternationally recognized byaudiences and critics alikeas one of today’s mostvirtuosic and engagingclassical artists.
  • Haim Topol came to greatestprominence in the role of Tevye, themilkman, in the long-running musicalshowFiddler on the Roof.He later starred in the 1971 film version.In 1972, Topol won a Golden GlobeAward and was nominated for a BestActor Oscar for his performance in thefilm.
  • Natalie Portman is a very talentedIsraeli-American actress.Won an Academy Award for Best Actressin 2011 in the film Black Swan.
  • Ofra Haza , a very popular singer, was invited to sing in front of the Pope, as well as on other majorand important occasions such as the Nobel Prize ceremonies and the peace deal signing in Israel.Her music fused elements of Eastern and Western instrumentation, orchestration and dance-beat.She became successful in Europe and the Americas; during her singing career, andhas earned many platinum and gold discs.
  • Achinoam Nini, also known by her professional name Noa,is a leading Israeli international concert and recording artist.Noa has performed in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New YorkCity, Olympia in Paris, Romes Colosseum. In 2000, Noa recorded thetheme songof "Life Is Beautiful", Roberto Benignis Oscar award-winning film.
  • The popular ICQ instant-messaging program was created by four Israeli computer geeks:Yair Goldfinger, Arik Vardi, Sefi Vigiser and Amnon Amir – four men who have reallychanged the world.For the first time, it was possible for people to communicate with their friendsand know when their friends are online.
  • In 1999, Dov Moran, an Israeli engineer andentrepreneur, along with his colleagues atMSystems, invented an innovative device thatcould be connected to a computer quickly andeasily.The device did not require a preliminary installationprocess and it operated using a standardconnection that exists in any modern computer.It was small, reliable and enabled unlimitedexpansion of the scope of memory.
  • VoIP technology enables telephone callsto be transmitted via the internet.The internet was originally designed totransfer computer data, thus a specialapplication that would allow the transfer oftelephone callsvia the internet had to be developed.This type of innovative software was firstdeveloped in 1995 by Alon Cohen,Lior Haramati, Ofer Shem-Tov, EladSion,Opher Kahane and Dror Tirosh,Israeli software developers at VocalTec.
  • In 1995, Israeli entrepreneur, Amnon Ovadia,identified the need for an online English-Hebrewdictionary that did not interrupt the reading process.As a result, Babylon, Ltd. was founded in 1997and launched the first version of Babylon,a computer dictionary and translation program.
  • Drip irrigation - the system that is based on using plastic pipes that release small amounts of waternext to roots of plants - was developed by the Israeli engineer, Simcha Blas.The invention caused a revolution in agriculture and has been adopted by farmers in many countries .Blass and his son Yeshayahu and the desert-based Kibbutz Hatzerim (near Beer Sheva ) establishedNetafim Irrigation Company. Production began in 1966.Netafim engineers working with Blass, developed the online dripper - indeed allowing the desert tobloom.
  • Aleksandr Averbukh won three goldmedals in the pole vault at Europeanchampionships (2000 - indoor, 2002 and2006) as well as two medals at the Worldchampionships (1999 and 2001).
  • Shahar Peer, (left) earned a career-high singlesranking of World No. 11, which she achieved onJanuary 31, 2011 (it is the highest ranking ever foran Israeli singles tennis player, male or female).The doubles team of Andy Ram and Joni Erlich(below) won the quarterfinals in 2003 atWimbledonand in September of the same year, the duos firsttournament was won in the Thailand Open.They ranked (World No.7 team ) in 2006 and 2008as the Australian Open champions.Dudi Sela (right) reached a career-high singlesranking of World No. 29 in July 2009. He iscurrently Israels top mens singles player.
  • Photo:Peoples Daily OnlineAthens Olympic Games in Greece, August 25, 2004.Windsurfer Gal Fridman became the firstIsraeli competitor to win an Olympic Games goldmedal.
  • In 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic games,judo champion , Yael Arad, won a silvermedal and became the first Israeli to win anOlympic medal.
  • Tal Brody – former basketball player. In 1979, he was awarded the countrys highestcivilian honor, the Israel Prize. In 1977, he led tiny Israels basketball team to theEuropean Cup Basketball Championship. Along the way, his team defeated the heavilyfavored CSKA Moscow.Brodys famous remark upon beating the Soviets: "We are on the map! And we arestaying on the map – not only in sports, but in everything " – became a part ofIsraeli culture
  • 25April 2012“In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles”David Ben-GurionPhotos – Noemi.Ervin,Adi,LiviuNegev desert, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Ein Hod,Jerusalem, Masada, Ashdod, Beer Sheva,Omer