Israeli people of Austrian descent

Posted Aug 26, 2012
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  1. Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman


    Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag; Hebrew: נטע-לי הרשלג‎; June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-born American (with dual citizenship) actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005). In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress. She completed a bachelor's degree in 2003.

  2. Gal Gadot

    Gal Gadot


    Gal Gadot (Hebrew: גל גדות‎; born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. As an actress, Gadot is known for her role, which began in 2009, as Gisele in The Fast and the Furious film series. From 2016 onwards, Gadot plays the role of Diana Prince / Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

  3. Uri Geller

    Uri Geller


    Uri Geller (Hebrew: אורי גלר‎; /ˈʊri ˈɡɛlər/; born 20 December 1946) is an Israeli illusionist, well known internationally as a magician, television personality, and self-proclaimed psychic. He is known for his trademark television performances of spoon bending and other supposed psychic effects. Throughout the years, Geller has used simple conjuring tricks to simulate the effects of psychokinesis and telepathy. Geller's career as an entertainer has spanned more than four decades, with television shows and appearances in many countries.

  4. Dorrit Moussaieff

    Dorrit Moussaieff


    Dorrit Moussaieff (Hebrew: דורית מוסאיוף, born 12 January 1950) is a Israeli-British jewellery designer, editor, and businesswoman. Born in Jerusalem, Israel and raised in Britain from the age of 13, she has been the First Lady of Iceland since 2003, when she married President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.

  5. Yotam Solomon

    Yotam Solomon


    Yotam Solomon (born March 28, 1987) is a Los Angeles-based, Israeli-born fashion designer.

  6. Anna Ticho

    Anna Ticho


    Anna Ticho (Hebrew: אנה טיכו) (born October 27, 1894, died March 1, 1980) was a Jewish artist who became famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills.

  7. Shlomo Avineri

    Shlomo Avineri


    Shlomo Avineri (Hebrew: שלמה אבינרי) (born 1933, Bielsko, Poland) is an Israeli political scientist. He is Professor of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He also serves as Recurring Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest and Fellow of a Munich-based academic think tank offering advice to politicians (German: Centrum für angewandte Politikforschung).

  8. Walter Abish

    Walter Abish


    Walter Abish (born December 24, 1931) is an Austrian-American author of experimental novels and short stories.

  9. Shlomo Sand

    Shlomo Sand


    Shlomo Sand (pronounced Zand; Hebrew: שלמה זנד‎; born 10 September 1946) is an Israeli Emeritus Professor of History at Tel Aviv University.

  10. Ronny Reich

    Ronny Reich


    Ronny Reich (born 1947) is an Israeli archaeologist, excavator and scholar of the ancient remains of Jerusalem.

  11. Ari Rath

    Ari Rath


    Ari Rath (born 6 January 1925) is an Austrian-Israeli journalist and writer.

  12. Limor Livnat

    Limor Livnat


    Limor Livnat (Hebrew לִימוֹר לִבְנָת ; born 22 September 1950) is an Israeli politician. She served as a member of the Knesset for Likud between 1992 and 2015, and was Minister of Communications, Minister of Education and Minister of Culture & Sport.

  13. Edward Reichmann

    Edward Reichmann


    Edward Reichmann (Hebrew: אדוארד רייכמן‎; 1925 - July, 2005) was an Israeli businessman. He is the oldest of the five Reichmann brothers, famed for their global business empire.

  14. Hanoch Teller

    Hanoch Teller


    Hanoch Teller (born 1956) is an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, author, lecturer, and producer who popularized the Jewish literary genre of true, contemporary stories to convey inspirational and ethical themes. Author of over two dozen books, Teller is also a tour guide in Jerusalem, Israel.

  15. Ze’ev Lev

    Ze’ev Lev


    Ze'ev Lev (26 April 1922 - 3 October 2004), (Hebrew: זאב לב‎), born William Low, was an Israeli physicist, Torah scholar, and founder of the Jerusalem College of Technology. After being educated in Europe, Canada and the U.S., and having lost his parents and sister in the Holocaust, he became one of Israel’s leading scientists and educators.

  16. Paul Engelmann

    Paul Engelmann


    Paul Engelmann (14 June 1891 – 5 February 1965) was a Viennese architect who is now best known for his friendship with the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein between 1916 and 1928, and for being Wittgenstein's partner in the design and building of the Stonborough House in Vienna.

  17. Oscar Bronner

    Oscar Bronner


    Oscar Bronner (born 14 January 1943) is an Austrian newspaper publisher and painter.

  18. Leo Roth

    Leo Roth


    Leo Roth (1914–2002), also known as Lior Roth, was an Israeli painter, born in 1914 in Austria-Hungary.

  19. Judith Haspel

    Judith Haspel


    Judith Deutsch-Haspel, born Judith Deutsch (Hebrew: יהודית דויטש-הספל‎ ; 18 August 1918 in Vienna – 20 November 2004 in Herzliya, Israel) was a swimming champion who held every Austrian women's middle and long distance freestyle record in 1935.

  20. José Maurer

    José Maurer


    José Maurer (Hebrew: יוסף מאורער‎; May 6, 1906 – May 23, 1968) was a stage and cinema actor starring mainly in the Yiddish theatre in Europe, Argentina and Israel from the early 1920s.

  21. Arthur Baar

    Arthur Baar


    Arthur Baar (Hebrew: ארתור בר‎) was an Austrian football manager who served as vice-president of SC Hakoah Wien in Austria. After the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Baar emigrated to Mandatory Palestine where he was instrumental in building football in the country, and was national team manager during 1940.

  22. Salomon Wininger

    Salomon Wininger


    Salomon Wininger (13 December 1877, Gura Humorului, Bukovina – December 1968, in Ramat Gan, Israel) was an Austrian-Jewish biographer.

  23. Ben Segenreich

    Ben Segenreich


    Ben Segenreich (born 3 March 1952 in Vienna) is a journalist, correspondent and an expert for the Arab–Israeli conflict at the ORF in Israel (Tel Aviv).

  24. Amos Elon

    Amos Elon


    Amos Elon (Hebrew: עמוס אילון‎, July 4, 1926 – May 25, 2009) was an Israeli journalist and author. Married to Beth Elon and father of filmmaker Danae Elon.

  25. Jacob Turkel

    Jacob Turkel


    Jacob (Yaakov) Turkel (Hebrew: יעקב טירקל; born in 1935 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli judge, and former Supreme Court of Israel Justice.

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