Israeli people of Russian origin

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Natalie Portman
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    Natalie Portman

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    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. Daliah Lavi
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    Daliah Lavi

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    Daliah Lavi (born Daliah Lewinbuk, Hebrew: דליה לביא‎; 12 October 1942) is an Israeli actress, singer, and model.


  3. Sasha Roiz
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    Sasha Roiz

    63,698 views

    Sasha Roiz (born October 21, 1973) is an Israeli-Canadian actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Sam Adama in the science fiction television series Caprica, and Captain Sean Renard in the American dark fantasy television series Grimm.


  4. Nina Brosh
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    Nina Brosh

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    Nina Brosh (Hebrew: נינה ברוש‎, also known as Vic; born November 12, 1975) is an Israeli model and actress.


  5. Keren Ann
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    Keren Ann

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    Keren Ann Zeidel (Hebrew: קרן אן זיידל‎ born 10 March 1974 in Caesarea, Israel), known professionally as Keren Ann, is a singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and engineer based largely in Paris, Tel Aviv, and New York City. She plays guitar, piano, and clarinet. She also engineers and writes choir and musical arrangements.


  6. Daniel Barenboim
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    Daniel Barenboim

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    Daniel Barenboim (German: [baːrənboim], Hebrew: דניאל ברנבוים; born 15 November 1942) is an Argentine pianist and conductor. Currently, he is general music director of La Scala in Milan, the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre de Paris. Barenboim is also known for his work with the West–Eastern Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based orchestra of young Arab and Israeli musicians, and as a resolute critic of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.


  7. Ivry Gitlis
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    Ivry Gitlis

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    Ivry Gitlis (Hebrew: עברי גיטליס‎; born Haifa, Israel 25 August 1922) is an Israeli virtuoso violinist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. He has performed with the world's top orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.


  8. Anastasia Michaeli
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    Anastasia Michaeli

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    Anastassia Michaeli (Russian: Анастасия Михаэли (Михалевская), Hebrew: אנסטסיה מיכאלי ‎, born 12 July 1975) is an Israeli journalist, television presenter, and politician. She served as a member of Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu between 2009 and 2013. During her Knesset term she received media attention for attempting to physically disturb an Arab representative's speech and for comments she made on the psychology of gays and lesbians. While in the Knesset she was active in the international arena as chairperson of several parliamentary friendship leagues (with the legislatures of Estonia, Austria and Switzerland) and represented the Knesset in official delegations to the European Union, France, Great Britain and Taiwan.


  9. Avigdor Lieberman
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    Avigdor Lieberman

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    Avigdor Lieberman (Hebrew: אביגדור ליברמן‎, ; born Evet Lvovich Liberman, Russian: Эве́т Льво́вич Ли́берман, 5 June 1958) is a Soviet-born Israeli politician who served as Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2012, and again from 2013 to 2015. He also served as member of the Knesset and as Deputy Prime Minister of Israel. Lieberman's first term as Foreign Minister began in 2009 and ended with his resignation in December 2012, due to an investigation in which he was charged with fraud and breach of trust. He is the founder and leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose electoral base are the immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Following Lieberman's resignation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped in and served as acting Foreign Minister for the duration of Lieberman's trial. Lieberman's trial ended with an acquittal on 6 November 2013, and he resumed his post as Foreign Minister on 11 November 2013. He announced his resignation as foreign minister on 4 May 2015 and that his party would not join the new coalition.


  10. Joseph Trumpeldor
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    Joseph Trumpeldor

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    Joseph Trumpeldor (November 21, 1880 – March 1, 1920, Hebrew: יוסף טרוּמְפֶּלְדּוֹר‎, Russian: Иосиф Трумпельдор), was an early Zionist activist and war hero. He helped organize the Zion Mule Corps and bring Jewish immigrants to Palestine. Trumpeldor died defending the settlement of Tel Hai in 1920 and subsequently became a Zionist national hero. According to a standard account, to him are attributed the last words, reminiscent of Horace: "It does not matter, it is good to die for our country."


  11. Sergei Sakhnovski
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    Sergei Sakhnovski

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    Sergei Sakhnovski (Hebrew: סרגיי סחנובסקי‎, Russian: Серге́й Сахновский; born May 15, 1975) is an Israeli ice dancer. With partner Galit Chait, he is the 2002 World bronze medalist for Israel. With previous partner Ekaterina Svirina, he is the 1993 World Junior champion for Russia.


  12. Arcadi Gaydamak
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    Arcadi Gaydamak

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    Arcadi Aleksandrovich Gaydamak (Hebrew: ארקדי אלכסנדרוביץ' גאידמק; Russian: Аркадий Александрович Гайдамак; born 8 April 1952 in Moscow, USSR) is a Russian-born Israeli business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He was awarded the Order of the Legion of Honour. On 29 April 2011 the Court of Appeal in Paris acquitted him of charges of arms dealing. He is the owner of the Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem, and in February 2007 announced the establishment of an Israeli social movement, Social Justice, which became a political party in July 2007. He ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Jerusalem in the November 2008 elections, receiving about 3.6% of the votes.


  13. Dahlia Ravikovitch
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    Dahlia Ravikovitch

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    Dahlia Ravikovitch (Hebrew: דליה רביקוביץ'‎; November 17, 1936 – August 21, 2005) was an Israeli poet, translator, and peace activist.


  14. Ida Nudel
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    Ida Nudel

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    Ida Nudel (Hebrew: אידה נודל‎; Russian: Ида Нудель) (born April 27, 1931) is a former refusenik and an Israeli activist. She was known as the "Guardian Angel" for her efforts to help the "Prisoners of Zion" in the Soviet Union.


  15. Rafael Eitan
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    Rafael Eitan

    25 views

    Rafael "Raful" Eitan (Hebrew: רפאל "רפול" איתן‎, born 11 January 1929 – 23 November 2004) was an Israeli general, former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces and later a politician, a Knesset member government minister. He was born in Tel Adashim during the Mandate era.


  16. Yitzhak Sadeh
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    Yitzhak Sadeh

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    Yitzhak Sadeh (Hebrew: יצחק שדה‎, born Izaak Landoberg, August 10, 1890 – August 20, 1952), was the commander of the Palmach, one of the founders of the Israel Defense Forces at the time of the establishment of the State of Israel and a cousin of British philosopher Isaiah Berlin.


  17. Avi Nesher
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    Avi Nesher

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    Avi Nesher (Hebrew: אבי נשר; born 13 December 1953) is an Israeli film producer, film director, screenwriter and actor.


  18. Leonid Nevzlin
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    Leonid Nevzlin

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    Leonid Borisovich Nevzlin (Russian: Леонид Борисович Невзлин; Hebrew: לאוניד בוריסוביץ' נבזלין‎, born 21 September 1959) is a Russian-born Israeli businessman and philanthropist.


  19. Evgenia Linetskaya
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    Evgenia Linetskaya

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    Evgenia Simonovna Linetskaya (Russian: Евгения Симоновна Линецкая; born 30 November 1986, in Moscow) is a Russian-born Israeli female professional tennis player.


  20. Georgy Adelson-Velsky
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    Georgy Adelson-Velsky

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    Georgy Maximovich Adelson-Velsky (Russian: Гео́ргий Макси́мович Адельсо́н-Ве́льский; name is sometimes transliterated as Georgii Adelson-Velskii) (8 January 1922 – 26 April 2014) was a Soviet and Israeli mathematician and computer scientist.


  21. Motti Lerner
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    Motti Lerner

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    Motti Lerner (born September 16, 1949) is an Israeli playwright and screenwriter.


  22. Eli Marom
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    Eli Marom

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    Aluf (Vice Admiral) Eliezer "Eli" Marom (Hebrew: אליעזר "אלי" מרום‎, born in 1955, Sde Eliezer, Upper Galilee, Israel) was the Commander of the Israeli Navy in the years 2007-2011.


  23. Rudolf Barshai
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    Rudolf Barshai

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    Rudolf Borisovich Barshai (Russian: Рудольф Борисович Баршай, September 28, 1924 – November 2, 2010) was a Soviet and Russian conductor and violist.


  24. Liat Ron
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    Liat Ron

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    Liat Ron (Hebrew: ?) is an actress, dancer and dance instructor born to an Iraqi Jewish mother and a Russian Jewish father. Reflecting her cultural heritage she began her Middle Eastern dance journey by training with Israel’s prime dancer Elina Pechersky. She later trained with Yousry Sharif at the Egyptian Academy of Oriental Dance, in New York. She has incorporated many of her Middle Eastern dance skills into plays, as she believes it's the ultimate form of dance for women. She often attends social events to dance in both New York and Tel Aviv.


  25. Aharon Shulov
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    Aharon Shulov

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    Professor Aharon Shulov (Hebrew: אהרון שולוב, also spelled Schulow, 1907–1997) was an Israeli entomologist and the founder of the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo.


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