Notable Israelis
Part of the library’s Follow Francis – Explore the World with Rutherford County Library series.

Our virtual librarian, Francis, found many famous people Israelis while doing his research.  Below are just a few.

Benjamin Netanyahu
Benjamin Netanyahu is an Israeli politician who has been Prime Minister of Israel since 2009.

Daliah Lavi
Daliah Lavi was an Israeli actress, singer, and model.

Jamie Heaslip
James Peter Richard Heaslip is an Irish rugby union former player who played for Leinster and Ireland.

Sirhan Sirhan
Not so much famous as infamous, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan is a Palestinian Christian militant who assassinated United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on June 5, 1968.

Adi Shamir
Adi Shamir is an Israeli cryptographer. He is a co-inventor of the Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA) algorithm (along with Ron Rivest and Len Adleman).

Ayelet Waldman
Ayelet Waldman is an Israeli-American novelist and essayist. She has written seven mystery novels in the series The Mommy-Track Mysteries and four other novels.

References
“Famous People From Israel.” Ranker, https://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-from-israel/reference. Access 21 December 2020