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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ; (al-Ǧāmiʻah al-ʻIbriyyah fil-Quds); abbreviated HUJI) is Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

's second-oldest university, after the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The Hebrew University has three campuses in Jerusalem and one in Rehovot
Rehovot
Rehovot is a city in the Center District of Israel, about south of Tel Aviv. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , at the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 112,700. Rehovot's official website estimates the population at 114,000.Rehovot was built on the site of Doron,...

. The world's largest Jewish studies
Jewish studies
Jewish studies is an academic discipline centered on the study of Jews and Judaism. Jewish studies is interdisciplinary and combines aspects of history , religious studies, archeology, sociology, languages , political science, area studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies...

 library is located on its Edmond J. Safra Givat Ram
Givat Ram
Givat Ram is a neighborhood in central Jerusalem, Israel. Many of Israel's most important national institutions are located in Givat Ram, among them the Knesset, the Israel Museum, the National Library of Israel and the Israeli Supreme Court.-Etymology:...

 campus.

The First Board of Governors included Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history...

, Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud , born Sigismund Schlomo Freud , was an Austrian neurologist who founded the discipline of psychoanalysis...

, Martin Buber
Martin Buber
Martin Buber was an Austrian-born Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of religious existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship....

, and Chaim Weizmann
Chaim Weizmann
Chaim Azriel Weizmann, , was a Zionist leader, President of the Zionist Organization, and the first President of the State of Israel. He was elected on 1 February 1949, and served until his death in 1952....

. Four of Israel's prime ministers are alumni of the Hebrew University. In the last decade, seven graduates of the University received the Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

 or the Fields Medal
Fields Medal
The Fields Medal, officially known as International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians not over 40 years of age at each International Congress of the International Mathematical Union , a meeting that takes place every four...

.

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities , commonly known as the Shanghai ranking, is a publication that was founded and compiled by the Shanghai Jiaotong University to rank universities globally. The rankings have been conducted since 2003 and updated annually...

, Hebrew University is ranked the top university in Israel, and the 57th-best university in the world.

History



One of the visions of the Zionist
Zionism
Zionism is a Jewish political movement that, in its broadest sense, has supported the self-determination of the Jewish people in a sovereign Jewish national homeland. Since the establishment of the State of Israel, the Zionist movement continues primarily to advocate on behalf of the Jewish state...

 movement was the establishment of a Jewish university in the Land of Israel
Land of Israel
The Land of Israel is the Biblical name for the territory roughly corresponding to the area encompassed by the Southern Levant, also known as Canaan and Palestine, Promised Land and Holy Land. The belief that the area is a God-given homeland of the Jewish people is based on the narrative of the...

. Founding a university was proposed as far back as 1884 in the Kattowitz (Katowice) conference of the Hovevei Zion
Hovevei Zion
Hovevei Zion , also known as Hibbat Zion , refers to organizations that are now considered the forerunners and foundation-builders of modern Zionism....

 society.

The cornerstone for the university was laid on July 24, 1918. Seven years later, on April 1, 1925, the Hebrew University campus on Mount Scopus
Mount Scopus
Mount Scopus , جبل المشهد , جبل الصوانة) is a mountain in northeast Jerusalem. In the wake of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Mount Scopus became a UN protected Jewish exclave within Jordanian-occupied territory until the Six-Day War in 1967...

 was opened at a gala ceremony attended by the leaders of the Jewish world, distinguished scholars and public figures, and British dignitaries, including the Earl of Balfour, Viscount Allenby and Sir Herbert Samuel
Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel
Herbert Louis Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel GCB OM GBE PC was a British politician and diplomat.-Early years:...

. The University's first Chancellor was Judah Magnes.

By 1947, the University had become a large research and teaching institution. Plans for a medical school were approved in May 1949, and in November 1949, a faculty of law was inaugurated. In 1952, it was announced that the agricultural institute founded by the University in 1940 would become a full-fledged faculty.

During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War
1948 Arab-Israeli War
The 1948 Arab–Israeli War, known to Israelis as the War of Independence or War of Liberation The war commenced after the termination of the British Mandate for Palestine and the creation of an independent Israel at midnight on 14 May 1948 when, following a period of civil war, Arab armies invaded...

, attacks were carried out against convoys moving between the Israeli-controlled section of Jerusalem and the University. The leader of the Arab forces in Jerusalem, Abdul Kader Husseini, threatened military action against the university Hadassah Hospital
Hadassah Medical Center
Hadassah Medical Center is a medical organization that operates two University hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus in Jerusalem, Israel, as well as schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacology affiliated with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.The hospital was founded by Hadassah,...

 "if the Jews continued to use them as bases for attacks." After the Hadassah medical convoy massacre
Hadassah medical convoy massacre
The Hadassah medical convoy massacre took place on April 13, 1948, when a convoy, escorted by Haganah militia, bringing medical and fortification supplies and personnel to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus was ambushed by Arab forces....

, in which 79 doctors and nurses were murdered, the Mount Scopus campus was cut off from Jerusalem.
When the Jordan
Jordan
Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya) is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing...

 government denied Israeli access to Mount Scopus, a new campus was built at Givat Ram in western Jerusalem and completed in 1958. In the interim, classes were held in 40 different buildings around the city.

The Terra Sancta building in Rehavia
Rehavia
Rehavia is an upscale Jerusalem neighborhood located between the city center and Talbiya.-History:Rehavia was established on a large plot of land purchased in 1921 from the Greek Orthodox Church by the Palestine Land Development Company . The area was known at the time as Ginzaria, a native...

, rented from the Franciscan Custodians of the Latin Holy Places, was also used for this purpose. A few years later, together with the Hadassah
Hadassah
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America is an American Jewish volunteer women's organization. Founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold, it is one of the largest international Jewish organizations, with around...

 Medical Organization, a medical science campus was built in the south-west Jerusalem neighborhood of Ein Kerem
Ein Kerem
Ein Kerem , lit. “Spring of the Vineyard”, and - ‘Ein Kārem), is an ancient village of the Jerusalem District and now a neighbourhood in southwest of Jerusalem. According to Christian tradition, John the Baptist was born in Ein Kerem, leading to the establishment of many churches and monasteries....

.

By the beginning of 1967, the students numbered 12,500, spread among the two campuses in Jerusalem and the agricultural faculty in Rehovot
Rehovot
Rehovot is a city in the Center District of Israel, about south of Tel Aviv. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , at the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 112,700. Rehovot's official website estimates the population at 114,000.Rehovot was built on the site of Doron,...

. After the unification of Jerusalem, following the Six-Day War
Six-Day War
The Six-Day War , also known as the June War, 1967 Arab-Israeli War, or Third Arab-Israeli War, was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967, by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt , Jordan, and Syria...

 of June 1967, the University was able to return to Mount Scopus, which was rebuilt. In 1981 the construction work was completed, and Mount Scopus again became the main campus of the University.
On July 31, 2002, a member of a terrorist cell detonated a bomb
Hebrew University massacre
The Hebrew University massacre was a Palestinian terror attack which occurred on 31 July 2002 in a cafeteria at the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The attack killed 9 people, mostly American students, and injured about 100...

 during lunch hour at the University's "Frank Sinatra" cafeteria when it was crowded with staff and students. Nine people — five Israelis, three Americans, and one dual French-American citizen — were killed and more than 70 wounded. World leaders, including Kofi Annan
Kofi Annan
Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2006...

, President Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

, and the President of the European Union issued statements of condemnation.

Mount Scopus


Mount Scopus
Mount Scopus
Mount Scopus , جبل المشهد , جبل الصوانة) is a mountain in northeast Jerusalem. In the wake of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Mount Scopus became a UN protected Jewish exclave within Jordanian-occupied territory until the Six-Day War in 1967...

 (Hebrew: Har HaTzofim הר הצופים), in the north-eastern part of Jerusalem, is home to the Faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Jerusalem School of Business Administration, Bearwald School of Social Work, Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Rothberg International School, and the Mandel Institute of Jewish Studies
Jewish studies
Jewish studies is an academic discipline centered on the study of Jews and Judaism. Jewish studies is interdisciplinary and combines aspects of history , religious studies, archeology, sociology, languages , political science, area studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies...

.

The Rothberg International School features secular studies and Jewish/Israeli studies. Included for foreign students is also a mandatory Ulpan program for Hebrew language study which includes a mandatory course in Israeli culture and customs. All Rothberg Ulpan classes are taught by Israeli natives. However, many other classes at the Rothberg School are taught by Jewish immigrants to Israel.

The land on Mt. Scopus was purchased before World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

 from Sir John Gray-Hill, along with the Gray-Hill mansion. The master plan for the university was designed by Patrick Geddes
Patrick Geddes
Sir Patrick Geddes was a Scottish biologist, sociologist, philanthropist and pioneering town planner. He is known for his innovative thinking in the fields of urban planning and education....

 and his son-in-law, Frank Mears in December 1919. Only three buildings of this original design were built: The Wolfson National Library, the Mathematics Institute, and the Physics Institute.

Housing for students at Hebrew University who live on Mount Scopus is located at the three dormitories located near the university. These are the Maiersdorf (מאירסדורף) dormitories, the Bronfman (ברונפמן) dormitories, and the Kfar HaStudentim (כפר הסטודנטים, the students' village).

Nearby is the Nicanor Cave
Nicanor Cave
The Cave of Nicanor is an ancient burial cave located on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem, Israel.Excavations in the cave discovered an ossuary referring to "Nicanor the door maker." The cave is located in the Botanical gardens on the grounds of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem...

, an ancient cave which was planned to be a national pantheon.

Edmond J. Safra, Givat Ram



The Givat Ram
Givat Ram
Givat Ram is a neighborhood in central Jerusalem, Israel. Many of Israel's most important national institutions are located in Givat Ram, among them the Knesset, the Israel Museum, the National Library of Israel and the Israeli Supreme Court.-Etymology:...

 campus, named for Edmond Safra
Edmond Safra
Edmond J. Safra was a Jewish Brazilian-naturalized, Lebanese banker who continued the family tradition of banking in Lebanon, Brazil and Switzerland. He married Lily Watkins. He died in a fire that attracted wide media interest and was judicially determined to be due to arson.-Life of Edmond...

, is the home of the Faculty of Science including the Einstein Institute of Mathematics; the Institute of Advanced Studies, the Center for the Study of Rationality, as well as the Jewish National and University Library.

Ein Kerem


The Faculties of Medicine and Dental Medicine and The Institute for Medical Research, Israel-Canada (IMRIC) are located at the south-western Jerusalem Ein Kerem
Ein Kerem
Ein Kerem , lit. “Spring of the Vineyard”, and - ‘Ein Kārem), is an ancient village of the Jerusalem District and now a neighbourhood in southwest of Jerusalem. According to Christian tradition, John the Baptist was born in Ein Kerem, leading to the establishment of many churches and monasteries....

 campus alongside the Hadassah-University Medical Center
Hadassah Medical Center
Hadassah Medical Center is a medical organization that operates two University hospitals at Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus in Jerusalem, Israel, as well as schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacology affiliated with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.The hospital was founded by Hadassah,...

.

Rehovot



The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and the Environment and the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary medicine
Veterinary Medicine is the branch of science that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in non-human animals...

 are located in the city of Rehovot
Rehovot
Rehovot is a city in the Center District of Israel, about south of Tel Aviv. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , at the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 112,700. Rehovot's official website estimates the population at 114,000.Rehovot was built on the site of Doron,...

 in the coastal plain. The Faculty was established in 1942 and the School of Veterinary Medicine opened in 1985. These are the only institutions of higher learning in Israel that offer both teaching and research programs in their respective fields.

Libraries


The Jewish National and University Library
Jewish National and University Library
The National Library of Israel , is the national library of Israel...

 is the central and largest library of the Hebrew University and one of the most impressive book and manuscript collections in the world. It is also the oldest section of the university. Founded in 1892 as a world center for the preservation of books relating to Jewish thought and culture, it assumed the additional functions of a general university library in 1920. Its collections of Hebraica and Judaica are the largest in the world. It houses all materials published in Israel, and attempts to acquire all materials published in the world related to the country. It possesses over five million books and thousands of items in special sections, many of which are unique. Among these are the Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history...

 Archives, Hebrew manuscripts department, Eran Laor map collection, Edelstein science collection, Gershom Scholem
Gershom Scholem
Gerhard Scholem who, after his immigration from Germany to Palestine, changed his name to Gershom Scholem , was a German-born Israeli Jewish philosopher and historian, born and raised in Germany...

 collection, and a collection of Maimonides
Maimonides
Moses ben-Maimon, called Maimonides and also known as Mūsā ibn Maymūn in Arabic, or Rambam , was a preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher and one of the greatest Torah scholars and physicians of the Middle Ages...

' manuscripts and early writings.

In his will, Albert Einstein left the Hebrew University his personal papers and the intellectual copyright to them, as well as the right to use his image. The Albert Einstein Archives contain some 55,000 items.
In addition to the National Library, the Hebrew University operates subject-based libraries on its campuses, among them the Avraham Harman
Avraham Harman
Avraham Harman was an Israeli diplomat and academic administrator.-Biography:Born in London in the United Kingdom, he received a law degree from Wadham College, Oxford in 1935. In 1938, he immigrated to Mandate Palestine....

 Science Library, Safra, Givat Ram; Mathematics and Computer Science Library, Safra, Givat Ram; Earth Sciences Library, Safra, Givat Ram; Muriel and Philip I. Berman National Medical Library, Ein Kerem; Central Library of Agricultural Science, Rehovot; Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Mt. Scopus; Bernard G. Segal Law Library Center, Mt. Scopus; Emery and Claire Yass Library of the Institute of Archaeology, Mt. Scopus; Moses Leavitt Library of Social Work, Mt. Scopus; Zalman Aranne Central Education Library, Mt. Scopus; Library of the Rothberg School for International Students, Mt. Scopus; Roberta and Stanley Bogen Library of the Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States . As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's third vice president and the 34th Vice President of the United States , he succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, when President Roosevelt died less than three months after beginning his...

 Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Mt. Scopus; and the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive
The Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive is dedicated to the preservation and research of Jewish documentary films. The Archive is jointly administered by the Abraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Central Zionist Archives of the World Zionist...

.

The Hebrew University libraries and their web catalogs can be accessed through the HUJI Library Authority portal.

Distinguished faculty





  • Dorit Aharonov
    Dorit Aharonov
    Dorit Aharonov is an Israeli computer scientist specializing in quantum computing.Aharonov graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a BSc in Mathematics and Physics in 1994. She then graduated from Weizmann Institute of Science with an MSc in Physics...

    , computer science
  • Lydia Aran
    Lydia Aran
    Lydia Aran , a professor emerita at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is a scholar of Buddhism. She taught in the Hebrew University's Department of Indian Studies until her retirement in 1998....

    , scholar of Buddhism
  • Robert Aumann
    Robert Aumann
    Robert John Aumann is an Israeli-American mathematician and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. He is a professor at the Center for the Study of Rationality in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel...

    , 2005 Nobel Prize
    Nobel Prize
    The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

     laureate for Economics
  • Yishai Bar, law
  • Yehoshua Bar-Hillel
    Yehoshua Bar-Hillel
    Yehoshua Bar-Hillel was an Israeli philosopher, mathematician, and linguist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, best known for his pioneering work in machine translation and formal linguistics.- Biography :...

    , linguistics
  • Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov
    Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov
    Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov is a prominent international relations and conflict resolution scholar. He is the Giancarlo Elia Valori Professor of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he holds the "Chair for the Study of Peace and Regional Cooperation"...

    , international relations
  • Aharon Barak
    Aharon Barak
    Aharon Barak is a Professor of Law at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and a lecturer in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Yale Law School, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law....

    , former President of the Israeli Supreme Court
  • Yehuda Bauer
    Yehuda Bauer
    Yehuda Bauer is a historian and scholar of the Holocaust. He is a Professor of Holocaust Studies at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.-Biography:...

    , Holocaust history
  • Jacob Bekenstein
    Jacob Bekenstein
    Jacob David Bekenstein is an Israeli theoretical physicist who has contributed to the foundation of black hole thermodynamics and to other aspects of the connections between information and gravitation.-Biography:...

    , physics
  • Norman Bentwich
    Norman Bentwich
    Norman De Mattos Bentwich OBE MC was a British barrister and legal academic who served as Legal Secretary and the first Attorney-General of Mandatory Palestine from 1918 to 1931. A lifelong Zionist, Bentwich was close to the moderate wing of the movement...

    , international relations
  • Ernst David Bergmann
    Ernst David Bergmann
    Ernst David Bergmann was an Israeli nuclear scientist and chemist. He is often considered the father of the Israeli nuclear program.- Life and Education :...

    , chairman of Israeli Atomic Energy Commission
  • Martin Buber
    Martin Buber
    Martin Buber was an Austrian-born Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a form of religious existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship....

    , religion & Jewish philosophy
  • Howard Cedar
    Howard Cedar
    Howard Cedar or Haim Cedar is an Israeli-American biochemist.- Biography :Cedar was born in the United States. He received a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, in 1970, received a MD and PhD from the New York University.From 1970 to 1973, he worked for the U.S...

    , Chairperson , Developmental Biology & Cancer Research, IMRIC
  • Ilan Chet
    Ilan Chet
    Ilan Chet is an Israeli microbiologist and a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot.- Early life :...

    , agricultural biotechnology
  • Richard I. Cohen
    Richard I. Cohen
    Richard I. Cohen is a professor of history, presently holding the Paulette and Claude Kelman Chair in French Jewry Studies in the Department of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem...

    , history
  • Avishai Dekel
    Avishai Dekel
    Avishai Dekel is a professor of physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, holding the Andre Aisenstadt Chair of Theoretical Physics. He is performing research in astrophysics and cosmology. Prof. Dekel got his Ph.D...

     Andre Aisenstadt Chair of Theoretical Physics
  • Shmuel Eisenstadt
    Shmuel Eisenstadt
    Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt was an Israeli sociologist. In 1959 he was appointed to a teaching post in the sociology department of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1990 until his death in September of 2010 he had been a professor emeritus...

    , sociology
  • Menachem Elon
    Menachem Elon
    Menachem Elon , an Israeli jurist, who served as a justice on the Israeli Supreme Court and its Deputy President ....

    , former Deputy President of the Israeli Supreme Court
  • Adolf Abraham Halevi Fraenkel, mathematics
  • Hillel Furstenberg, mathematics, Israel Prize
    Israel Prize
    The Israel Prize is an award handed out by the State of Israel and is largely regarded as the state's highest honor. It is presented annually, on Israeli Independence Day, in a state ceremony in Jerusalem, in the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, the Knesset chairperson, and the...

     Winner
  • Leah Goldberg
    Leah Goldberg
    Leah Goldberg was a prolific Hebrew poet, author, playwright, literary translator, and comparative literary researcher. Her writings are considered classics of Israeli literature and remain very popular among Hebrew speaking Israelis.-Biography:...

     (1911–1970), poet
  • Asher Dan Grunis
    Asher Dan Grunis
    Asher Grunis is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, appointed to the Court in 2003.Born in Israel, Grunis served in the Israeli army , earned an LL.B. degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was admitted to the Israeli bar in 1969...

    , Supreme Court Justice
  • Louis Guttman, social sciences and statistics
  • Ephraim Halevy
    Ephraim Halevy
    Efraim Halevy is a lawyer and an Israeli intelligence expert. He was the ninth director of Mossad and the 4th head of the Israeli National Security Council.Above all, he is remembered for his part in bringing about the peace treaty with Jordan...

    , Mossad
    Mossad
    The Mossad , short for HaMossad leModi'in uleTafkidim Meyuchadim , is the national intelligence agency of Israel....

     chief
  • Elihu Katz
    Elihu Katz
    Elihu Katz is an American and Israeli sociologist.-Biography:Katz has spent most of a lifetime in research on communication, his main focus being the interplay between media, conversation, opinion, and action in the public sphere...

    , communication
  • Lumír Ondřej Hanuš
    Lumír Ondřej Hanuš
    Lumír Ondřej Hanuš is a Czech analytic chemist and leading authority in the field of cannabis research. In 1992, he and William Anthony Devane isolated and first described the structure of anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter.-Biography:...

    , analytic chemist
  • Daniel Kahneman
    Daniel Kahneman
    Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist and Nobel laureate. He is notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics and hedonic psychology....

    , 2002 Nobel Prize
    Nobel Prize
    The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

     laureate for Economics
  • Ruth Kark
    Ruth Kark
    Ruth Kark is an Israeli scholar and professor of geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.-Biography:Kark completed her B.A. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1964. She was awarded an MA in 1972 and earned her doctorate in 1977...

    , geography of (Eretz) Israel
    Israel
    The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

  • Aharon Katzir
    Aharon Katzir
    Aharon Katzir was an Israeli pioneer in the study of the electrochemistry of biopolymers. He was killed in the Lod Airport Massacre in 1972.-Biography:...

    , chemistry
  • David Kazhdan
    David Kazhdan
    David Kazhdan or Každan, Kazhdan, formerly named Dmitry Aleksandrovich Kazhdan , is a Soviet and Israeli mathematician known for work in representation theory.-Life:...

    , mathematics
  • Baruch Kimmerling
    Baruch Kimmerling
    Baruch Kimmerling was an Israeli scholar and professor of sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Upon his death in 2007, The Times described him as "the first academic to use scholarship to reexamine the founding tenets of Zionism and the Israeli State"...

    , sociology
  • Ruth Lapidoth
    Ruth Lapidoth
    Prof. Ruth Lapidoth is a Senior Researcher at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies and Professor Emeritus of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem....

    , law
  • Ruth Lawrence
    Ruth Lawrence
    Ruth Elke Lawrence-Naimark is an Associate Professor of mathematics at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a researcher in knot theory and algebraic topology. Outside academia, she is best known for being a child prodigy in mathematics.- Youth :Ruth Lawrence...

    , mathematics
  • Yeshayahu Leibowitz
    Yeshayahu Leibowitz
    Yeshayahu Leibowitz was an Israeli public intellectual and polymath known for his outspoken opinions on Judaism, ethics, religion and politics.- Biography :...

    , biochemistry and Jewish philosophy
  • Avigdor Levontin
    Avigdor Levontin
    Avigdor Victor Levontin was the Editor in Chief of The Israel Law Review when it was established in January 1966. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and an expert in international law.-Education and career:...

    , law
  • Amia Lieblich
    Amia Lieblich
    Amia Lieblich is an Israeli psychologist and writer, who has gained prominence in the field of qualitative research in psychology...

    , psychology
  • Joram Lindenstrauss
    Joram Lindenstrauss
    Joram Lindenstrauss is an Israeli mathematician working in functional analysis. He is professor emeritus of mathematics at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.-Biography:...

    , mathematics, Israel Prize
    Israel Prize
    The Israel Prize is an award handed out by the State of Israel and is largely regarded as the state's highest honor. It is presented annually, on Israeli Independence Day, in a state ceremony in Jerusalem, in the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, the Knesset chairperson, and the...

     Winner
  • Elon Lindenstrauss
    Elon Lindenstrauss
    Elon Lindenstrauss is an Israeli mathematician, and a winner of the 2010 Fields Medal.Since 2004, he has been a professor at Princeton University...

    , mathematics, laureate of the 2010 Fields Medal
    Fields Medal
    The Fields Medal, officially known as International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians not over 40 years of age at each International Congress of the International Mathematical Union , a meeting that takes place every four...

  • Avishai Margalit
    Avishai Margalit
    Avishai Margalit is the George F. Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and Professor Emeritus in Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.-Biography:Avishai Margalit grew up in Jerusalem. He was educated in Jerusalem and did his army service in the airborne...

    , philosophy Israel Prize
    Israel Prize
    The Israel Prize is an award handed out by the State of Israel and is largely regarded as the state's highest honor. It is presented annually, on Israeli Independence Day, in a state ceremony in Jerusalem, in the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, the Knesset chairperson, and the...

     Winner
  • Amihai Mazar
    Amihai Mazar
    Amihai "Ami" Mazar is an Israeli archaeologist. Born in Haifa, Israel , he is currently Professor at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, holding the Eleazer Sukenik Chair in the Archaeology of Israel.Mazar has directed archaeological excavations at a number of...

    , archaeology, Israel Prize
    Israel Prize
    The Israel Prize is an award handed out by the State of Israel and is largely regarded as the state's highest honor. It is presented annually, on Israeli Independence Day, in a state ceremony in Jerusalem, in the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, the Knesset chairperson, and the...

     Winner
  • Benjamin Mazar
    Benjamin Mazar
    Benjamin Mazar was a pioneering Israeli historian, recognized as the "dean" of biblical archaeologists. He shared the national passion for the archaeology of Israel that also attracts considerable international interest due to the region's biblical links...

    . archaeologist, Israel Prize
    Israel Prize
    The Israel Prize is an award handed out by the State of Israel and is largely regarded as the state's highest honor. It is presented annually, on Israeli Independence Day, in a state ceremony in Jerusalem, in the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, the Knesset chairperson, and the...

     Winner, former University president and rector
  • George Mosse
    George Mosse
    George Lachmann Mosse was a German-born American social and cultural historian. Mosse authored 25 books on a variety of fields, from English constitutional law, Lutheran theology, to the history of fascism, Jewish history, and the history of masculinity...

    , history
  • Bezalel Narkiss
    Bezalel Narkiss
    Bezalel Narkiss was an Israeli art historian. He was awarded the Israel Prize for his contribution to the field of Jewish art in 1999.He was an expert in illuminated medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and the relationship between Christian and Jewish visual art...

    , art history
  • Amnon Netzer
    Amnon Netzer
    Amnon Netzer was an Iranian-Jewish historian, researcher, professor and journalist.He dedicated much of his life to uncovering, analyzing, and recording the literature, culture, and 2,700-year history of Iran's Jewry.He founded Israel Broadcasting Authority's Persian Service in 1958 and was a...

    , Jewish Studies
    Jewish studies
    Jewish studies is an academic discipline centered on the study of Jews and Judaism. Jewish studies is interdisciplinary and combines aspects of history , religious studies, archeology, sociology, languages , political science, area studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies...

     and history
    History
    History is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historians...

  • Ehud Netzer
    Ehud Netzer
    Ehud Netzer was an Israeli architect, educator and archaeologist, known for his extensive excavations at Herodium, where in 2007 he found the tomb of Herod the Great; and the discovery of the oldest Jewish synagogue, located at Jericho....

    , archaeology
  • Mordechai Nisan
    Mordechai Nisan
    Mordechai Nisan is an Israeli professor and scholar of Middle East Studies at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His most recent book, Only Israel West of the River: The Jewish State and the Palestinian Question, appeared in July, 2011...

    , social science
  • Dan Pagis
    Dan Pagis
    Dan Pagis was an Israeli poet, lecturer and holocaust survivor. He was born in Rădăuţi, Bukovina in Romania and imprisoned as a child in a concentration camp in Ukraine...

  • Nurit Peled-Elhanan
    Nurit Peled-Elhanan
    Nurit Peled-Elhanan is a Professor of language and education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an Israeli peace activist, and one of the founders of the Bereaved Families for Peace...

    , education
  • Joshua Prawer
    Joshua Prawer
    Joshua Prawer was a notable Israeli historian and a scholar of the Crusades and Kingdom of Jerusalem.His work often attempted to portray Crusader society as a forerunner to later European colonialist expansion...

    , history
  • Michael O. Rabin
    Michael O. Rabin
    Michael Oser Rabin , is an Israeli computer scientist and a recipient of the Turing Award.- Biography :Rabin was born in 1931 in Breslau, Germany, , the son of a rabbi. In 1935, he emigrated with his family to Mandate Palestine...

    , computer science and mathematics, Israel Prize
    Israel Prize
    The Israel Prize is an award handed out by the State of Israel and is largely regarded as the state's highest honor. It is presented annually, on Israeli Independence Day, in a state ceremony in Jerusalem, in the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, the Knesset chairperson, and the...

     Winner and recipient of the Turing Award
    Turing Award
    The Turing Award, in full The ACM A.M. Turing Award, is an annual award given by the Association for Computing Machinery to "an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. The contributions should be of lasting and major technical importance to the...

    .
  • Giulio Racah, physics
  • Frances Raday
    Frances Raday
    Frances Raday is an Israeli scholar who was Chief Editor of the Israel Law Review from 1996 until 2001, and is emeritus professor of law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.-Career:...

    , law
  • Aharon Razin
    Aharon Razin
    Aharon Razin is an Israeli biochemist.-Awards:In 2004, Razin was awarded the Israel Prize, for biochemistry....

    , Researcher, IMRIC
  • Eliyahu Rips
    Eliyahu Rips
    Eliyahu Rips, also Ilya Rips is a Latvian-born Israeli mathematician known for his research in geometric group theory. He became known to the general public following his coauthoring a paper on the Torah Code....

    , mathematics
  • Mordechai Rotenberg
    Mordechai Rotenberg
    Mordechai Rotenberg is an Israeli professor of social work at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.-Biography:Mordechai Rotenberg was born in Breslau, Germany . His father was from Warsaw, descended from Rabbi Yitzchak Meir Alter, the founder of the Hasidic sect. His father owned a publishing...

    , social work
  • Gershom Scholem
    Gershom Scholem
    Gerhard Scholem who, after his immigration from Germany to Palestine, changed his name to Gershom Scholem , was a German-born Israeli Jewish philosopher and historian, born and raised in Germany...

    , Jewish mysticism
  • Eliezer Schweid
    Eliezer Schweid
    Eliezer Schweid is an Israeli scholar, writer and Professor of Jewish Philosophy at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.He is a fellow of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.-Published works:...

    , Jewish philosophy
  • Saharon Shelah
    Saharon Shelah
    Saharon Shelah is an Israeli mathematician. He is a professor of mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Rutgers University in New Jersey.-Biography:...

    , mathematics
  • Zlil Sela
    Zlil Sela
    Zlil Sela is an Israeli mathematician working in the area of geometric group theory.He is a Professor of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem...

    , mathematics
  • Zeev Sternhell
    Zeev Sternhell
    Zeev Sternhell is an Israeli historian and one of the world's leading experts on Fascism. Sternhell headed the Department of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and writes for Haaretz newspaper.-Biography:...

    , political science
  • Hayim Tadmor
    Hayim Tadmor
    Hayim Tadmor was a leading Israeli Assyriologist, and a profound influence on many students and scholars of the Ancient Near East throughout the world. A superb teacher and inspiring lecturer, his multilingual wit was known in many countries...

    , Assyriology
    Assyriology
    Assyriology is the archaeological, historical, and linguistic study of ancient Mesopotamia and the related cultures that used cuneiform writing. The field covers the Akkadian sister-cultures of Assyria and Babylonia, together with their cultural predecessor; Sumer...

  • Jacob Talmon
    Jacob Talmon
    Jacob Leib Talmon was Professor of Modern History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem...

    , history
  • Amos Tversky
    Amos Tversky
    Amos Nathan Tversky, was a cognitive and mathematical psychologist, a pioneer of cognitive science, a longtime collaborator of Daniel Kahneman, and a key figure in the discovery of systematic human cognitive bias and handling of risk. Much of his early work concerned the foundations of measurement...

    , psychology
  • Claude Vigée
    Claude Vigée
    Claude Vigée is a French poet who writes in French and Alsatian. He describes himself as a "Jew and an Alsatian, thus doubly Alsatian and doubly Jewish".-Life:...

    , French literature
  • Avi Wigderson
    Avi Wigderson
    Avi Wigderson is an Israeli mathematician and computer scientist, a professor of mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His research interests include complexity theory, parallel algorithms, graph theory, cryptography, distributed computing, and neural...

    , computer science and mathematics
  • Joseph Yahalom
    Joseph Yahalom
    Joseph Yahalom is a professor of Hebrew literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Since 1983, he has been a member of the Academy of the Hebrew Language.-Biography:...

    , Hebrew poetry
  • Hanna Yablonka
    Hanna Yablonka
    Hanna Yablonka is an Israeli historian and scholar of the Holocaust. She is a Professor of Holocaust Studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and staff historian for the Ghetto Fighters' House.-References:...

    , Holocaust history
  • S. Yizhar
    S. Yizhar
    Yizhar Smilansky , better known by his pen name S. Yizhar , was an Israeli writer and a great innovator in modern Hebrew literature.His pen name was given to him by the poet and editor Yitzhak Lamdan, when in 1938 he published Yizhar's first story Ephraim Goes Back to Alfalfa in his literary...

    , writer
  • Gabriel Herman
    Gabriel Herman
    Gabriel Herman currently holds the Professorship in Ancient History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel...

    , Historian

Notable alumni


  • Nobel Prize
    Nobel Prize
    The Nobel Prizes are annual international awards bestowed by Scandinavian committees in recognition of cultural and scientific advances. The will of the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, established the prizes in 1895...

     laureates: Daniel Kahneman
    Daniel Kahneman
    Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-American psychologist and Nobel laureate. He is notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, behavioral economics and hedonic psychology....

     (economics 2002), David Gross
    David Gross
    David Jonathan Gross is an American particle physicist and string theorist. Along with Frank Wilczek and David Politzer, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of asymptotic freedom. He is currently the director and holder of the Frederick W...

     (physics 2004), Avram Hershko
    Avram Hershko
    Avram Hershko is a Hungarian-Israeli biochemist and Nobel laureate in Chemistry.-Biography:Born Herskó Ferenc in Karcag, Hungary, Hershko emigrated to Israel in 1950. Received his M.D. in 1965 and his Ph.D in 1969 from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel...

     (chemistry 2004), Robert Aumann
    Robert Aumann
    Robert John Aumann is an Israeli-American mathematician and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. He is a professor at the Center for the Study of Rationality in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel...

     (economics 2005), and Ada Yonath
    Ada Yonath
    Ada E. Yonath is an Israeli crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. She is the current director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2009, she received the Nobel...

     (chemistry 2009).
  • Educators: Brother Rafael S. Donato FSC, Ed.D.
    Rafael Donato
    Brother Rafael S. Donato FSC, Ed.D. was a Filipino De La Salle Brother and was the past President of De La Salle University Manila, University of St...

    , was a Filipino
    Philippines
    The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

     De La Salle Brother
    De La Salle Brothers in the Philippines
    The De La Salle Brothers - Philippine District is part of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, the largest congregation of Roman Catholic religious Brothers who are exclusively dedicated to education...

     and was the past President of De La Salle University Manila, University of St. La Salle
    University of St. La Salle
    The University of St. La Salle , located in La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City, Philippines, is a Catholic private university run by the De La Salle Brothers. Established in 1952 as La Salle College-Bacolod, it is the second oldest campus originally founded by the congregation in the country...

    , De La Salle Lipa
    De La Salle Lipa
    De La Salle Lipa, or DLSL is a Lasallian educational institution located in Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines. It is the latest of the third generation of La Salle schools founded by the De La Salle Brothers in the country: La Salle Academy-Iligan in 1958, La Salle Green Hills in 1959, Saint...

    , La Salle Green Hills
    La Salle Green Hills
    La Salle Green Hills is a private Catholic school exclusively for boys located on Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It is run by the Roman Catholic Brothers of the Christian Schools- Philippine District. It was established in 1959 by the De La Salle Brothers led by the...

     and De La Salle Araneta University.
  • Fields Medal
    Fields Medal
    The Fields Medal, officially known as International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, is a prize awarded to two, three, or four mathematicians not over 40 years of age at each International Congress of the International Mathematical Union , a meeting that takes place every four...

     laureate: Elon Lindenstrauss
    Elon Lindenstrauss
    Elon Lindenstrauss is an Israeli mathematician, and a winner of the 2010 Fields Medal.Since 2004, he has been a professor at Princeton University...

     (2010)
  • Presidents of Israel: Ephraim Katzir
    Ephraim Katzir
    Ephraim Katzir was an Israeli biophysicist and former Israeli Labor Party politician. He was the fourth President of Israel from 1973 until 1978.-Biography:...

    , Yitzhak Navon
    Yitzhak Navon
    Yitzhak Navon is an Israeli politician, diplomat, and author. He served as the fifth President of Israel between 1978 and 1982 as a member of the center-left Alignment party...

    , Moshe Katsav
    Moshe Katsav
    Moshe Katsav is an Israeli politician. He served as the eighth President of Israel, a leading Likud member of the Israeli Knesset, and a Cabinet Minister in its government....

  • Prime Ministers of Israel: Ehud Barak
    Ehud Barak
    Ehud Barak is an Israeli politician who served as Prime Minister from 1999 until 2001. He was leader of the Labor Party until January 2011 and holds the posts of Minister of Defense and Deputy Prime Minister in Binyamin Netanyahu's government....

    , Ariel Sharon
    Ariel Sharon
    Ariel Sharon is an Israeli statesman and retired general, who served as Israel’s 11th Prime Minister. He has been in a permanent vegetative state since suffering a stroke on 4 January 2006....

    , Ehud Olmert
    Ehud Olmert
    Ehud Olmert is an Israeli politician and lawyer. He served as Prime Minister of Israel from 2006 to 2009, as a Cabinet Minister from 1988 to 1992 and from 2003 to 2006, and as Mayor of Jerusalem from 1993 to 2003....

  • Supreme Court Justices: Aharon Barak
    Aharon Barak
    Aharon Barak is a Professor of Law at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and a lecturer in law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Yale Law School, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law....

    , Dorit Beinisch
    Dorit Beinisch
    Dorit Beinisch is the president of the Supreme Court of Israel. She was appointed to the position on September 14, 2006, after the retirement of Aharon Barak. She is the first woman to serve as president of the Supreme Court.-Biography:...

    , Menachem Elon
    Menachem Elon
    Menachem Elon , an Israeli jurist, who served as a justice on the Israeli Supreme Court and its Deputy President ....

    , Elyakim Rubinstein
    Elyakim Rubinstein
    Elyakim Rubinstein was the Attorney General of Israel from 1997 to 2004 and is currently serving as a Judge on the Supreme Court of Israel.Rubinstein, a lifelong Israeli diplomat and civil servant, has had an influential role in that country's internal and external politics, most notably in...

    , Meir Shamgar
    Meir Shamgar
    Meir Shamgar was President of the Israeli Supreme Court from 1983 until 1995.-Biography:Shamgar was born Meir Sterenberg in the Free City of Danzig to Eliezer and Dina Sterenberg.He emigrated to Palestine in 1939.He was arrested by the British in 1944 for anti-British activity and being...

    , Jacob Turkel
    Jacob Turkel
    Jacob Turkel is an Israeli judge, and former Supreme Court of Israel Justice.His family immigrated to Israel in 1933 from Vienna, Austria. Turkel served as a judge for 38 years, a decade of that time on the Israeli Supreme Court...

    , Yitzhak Zamir
    Yitzhak Zamir
    Yitzhak Zamir is a professor of public law and Dean of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Law, a former Attorney General of Israel, first Dean of the University of Haifa's Law Faculty, and Judge in the Israeli Supreme Court.-Biography:Zamir was born in Warsaw in Poland on April 15,...

    , Salim Joubran
  • Members of the Knesset: Colette Avital
    Colette Avital
    Colette Avital is an Israeli diplomat and politician. She served as a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party and One Israel between 1999 and 2009.-Biography:...

    , Yael Dayan
    Yael Dayan
    Yaël Dayan is an Israeli politician and author. She served as a member of the Knesset between 1992 and 2003, and is currently the chair of Tel Aviv city council. She is the daughter of Moshe Dayan and sister of Assi Dayan.-Biography:...

    , Taleb el-Sana
    Taleb el-Sana
    Taleb el-Sana is an Israeli politician and lawyer, and is currently the longest serving Arab Member of the Knesset.-Biography:Born in Tel Arad in the Negev, he is an Israeli Arab of Bedouin origin. el-Sana studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a lawyer by profession...

    , Dalia Itzik
    Dalia Itzik
    Dalia Itzik , born 20 October 1952, is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Kadima. She has previously served in several ministerial positions, and on 4 May 2006 became the first female speaker of the Knesset, and has since served as President of Israel in an...

    , Roman Bronfman
    Roman Bronfman
    Dr Roman Bronfman is a left wing Israeli politician. He was born in the Soviet Union, and immigrated to Israel in 1980. He holds a PhD in Political Science from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before entering politics, he was a lecturer and journalist....

    , David Rotem
    David Rotem
    David Rotem is an Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu.-Biography:Rotem grew up in Jerusalem, where he was a pupil at the Horev Elementary School and the Horev Yeshiva High School...

    , Ahmed Tibi, Avigdor Lieberman, Dov Khenin
    Dov Khenin
    Dov Khenin is an Israeli political-scientist, lawyer, and member of the Knesset for the leftist Hadash party. He is a member of the central committee of Maki , an activist for socio-economic equality and an environmentalist...

    , Danny Danon
    Danny Danon
    Danny Danon is an Israeli politician who serves as a member of the Knesset for Likud. He is chairman of World Likud and Chair of the Knesset Committee for Aliya , Absorption and Diaspora Affairs.-Biography:...

    , Shulamit Aloni
    Shulamit Aloni
    Shulamit Aloni is an Israeli politician and left-wing activist. She is a prominent member of the Israeli peace camp, founded the Ratz party and was leader of the Meretz party and served as Minister of Education from 1992 to 1993.-Biography:...

    , Rachel Adato
    Rachel Adato
    Dr Rachel Adato-Levy is an Israeli gynaecologist, lawyer and politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Kadima.-Biography:...

    , Ze'ev Elkin
    Ze'ev Elkin
    -Biography:Born in Kharkiv in the Soviet Union , Elkin was active in the Bnei Akiva movement, becoming its general secretary of the Soviet Union branch in 1990. In December that year he immigrated to Israel....

    , Roni Bar-On
    Roni Bar-On
    Roni Bar-On is an Israeli politician and lawyer. He currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Kadima and is a former Minister of Finance.-Biography:...

    , Ze'ev Bielski, Yohanan Plesner
    Yohanan Plesner
    Yohanan Plesner is an Israeli politician and a member of the Knesset for Kadima.-Life and career:Born in England, Plesner grew up in Jerusalem and served as an officer with the Sayeret Matkal elite unit during his national service in the IDF between 1989 and 1994...

    , David Rotem
    David Rotem
    David Rotem is an Israeli politician and member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu.-Biography:Rotem grew up in Jerusalem, where he was a pupil at the Horev Elementary School and the Horev Yeshiva High School...

    , Reuven Rivlin
    Reuven Rivlin
    Reuven "Rubi" Rivlin is an Israeli lawyer, politician, currently serving as a speaker of the Knesset. He belongs to conservative Likud. A former Speaker of the Knesset, in 2007 he ran in the election for President as the Likud candidate...

    , Yuval Steinitz
    Yuval Steinitz
    Yuval Steinitz , is an Israeli academic and politician who has been a Knesset member for Likud since 1999. He is now the Finance Minister of Israel.-Biography:...

    , Dan Meridor
    Dan Meridor
    Dan Meridor is an Israeli politician and minister. A longtime member of the Likud party, in the late 1990s he became one of the founders of the Centre Party. He rejoined Likud in the early 2000s, and returned to the Knesset following the 2009 elections...

    , Yisrael Katz
    Yisrael Katz
    Yisrael Katz may refer to:*Yisrael Katz , Israeli politician, former Minister of Labour and Social Welfare*Yisrael Katz , Israeli politician, MK for Likud and former Minister of Agriculture...

    , Jamal Zahalka
    Jamal Zahalka
    Dr Jamal Zahalka is an Israeli Arab who serves as a member of the Knesset representing the democratic Balad party. He is a Balad party leader.-Background:...

    , Shai Hermesh
    Shai Hermesh
    Shai Hermesh is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Kadima.-Biography:Born in Tel Aviv in 1944, Hermesh spent his military service in the Nahal and the paratroop brigade. With the conclusion of his military service in 1965, he became a member of kibbutz Kfar...

    , Zvulun Orlev, Taleb el-Sana
    Taleb el-Sana
    Taleb el-Sana is an Israeli politician and lawyer, and is currently the longest serving Arab Member of the Knesset.-Biography:Born in Tel Arad in the Negev, he is an Israeli Arab of Bedouin origin. el-Sana studied law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a lawyer by profession...

    , Menachem Ben-Sasson
    Menachem Ben-Sasson
    Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson is an Israeli politician and a former member of the Knesset for Kadima. He is the president of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, succeeding Menachem Magidor.-Biography:...

    , Ya'akov Ne'eman, Geulah Cohen
  • Foreign service: Naomi Ben-Ami
    Naomi Ben-Ami
    Naomi Ben-Ami is an Israeli government official and the head of the liaison bureau Lishkat Hakesher, also known as Nativ. Ben-Ami is the first woman to head the organization.-Biography:...

    , Gabriela Shalev
    Gabriela Shalev
    Gabriela Shalev is an Israeli jurist. She was Israeli ambassador to the United Nations.-Early life:Shalev was born in Tel Aviv in the British Mandate of Palestine in 1941...

  • Sports and culture: Yochanan Vollach
    Yochanan Vollach
    Yochanan Vollach is a former Israeli footballer. He was a member of the Israeli national team that competed at the 1970 FIFA World Cup. Today, Vollach is president of the Maccabi Haifa sport organization as well as being the president and CEO of Newlog, a subsidiary of Israeli shipping company...

    , Itzik Kornfein
    Itzik Kornfein
    Yitzhak "Itzik" Kornfein is a retired Israeli goalkeeper who played mostly for Beitar Jerusalem. He also played for Hapoel Tiberias, Hapoel Jerusalem, Hapoel Ramat Gan, Hapoel Petah Tikva and Beitar Tel Aviv...

    , Adin Talbar
    Adin Talbar
    Adin Talbar, also Adin Theilhaber-Talbar, was Deputy Director of the Israel Ministry for Commerce and Industry, furthered German-Israeli cooperation and is the founder of the Israel Academic Sports Association ....

  • Culture: Natalie Portman
    Natalie Portman
    Natalie Hershlag , better known by her stage name Natalie Portman, is an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hitman in the 1994 French action film Léon, but major success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel...

    , Uri Zohar
    Uri Zohar
    Uri Zohar is a former Israeli film director, actor, and comedian who left the entertainment world to become a rabbi.-Biography:Zohar was born in Tel Aviv in 1934. In 1952, he graduated high school and did his military service in an army entertainment troupe. His first marriage ended in divorce.By...

  • Archaeologists: Ruth Amiran
    Ruth Amiran
    Ruth Amiran was an Israeli archaeologist. Her book, Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land: From Its Beginnings in the Neolithic Period to the End of the Iron Age became a bible-like work in the academic field of archaeology quite soon after it was published in 1970, and remains a basic reference for...

    , Trude Dothan
    Trude Dothan
    Professor Trude Dothan is one of Israel's leading archaeologists, specializing in the Late Bronze and Iron Ages in the region, in particular in Philistine culture.-Early life:...

    , Aren Maeir
    Aren Maeir
    Aren Maeir is a professor at Bar Ilan University and director of the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project . Born in 1958 in Rochester, New York, USA, he moved to Israel in 1969 and has lived there since...

    , Benjamin Mazar
    Benjamin Mazar
    Benjamin Mazar was a pioneering Israeli historian, recognized as the "dean" of biblical archaeologists. He shared the national passion for the archaeology of Israel that also attracts considerable international interest due to the region's biblical links...

    , Amihai Mazar
    Amihai Mazar
    Amihai "Ami" Mazar is an Israeli archaeologist. Born in Haifa, Israel , he is currently Professor at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, holding the Eleazer Sukenik Chair in the Archaeology of Israel.Mazar has directed archaeological excavations at a number of...

    , Eilat Mazar
    Eilat Mazar
    Eilat Mazar is a third-generation Israeli archaeologist, specializing in Jerusalem and Phoenician archeology. A senior fellow at the Shalem Center, she has worked on the Temple Mount excavations, as well as excavations at Achzib. In addition to heading the Shalem Center's Institute of Archeology,...

    , Yigael Yadin
    Yigael Yadin
    Yigael Yadin on 21 March 1917, died 28 June 1984) was an Israeli archeologist, politician, and the second Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces.-Early life and military career:...

  • Activists: Elie Yossef
    Elie Yossef
    Elie Yossef is a London-born Israeli educator and political activist.Eli Yossef grew up in London and attended the Hasmonean High School where he established Betar England in 1973. In 1975, Yossef came on Aliyah to Israel and served in the Golani and Paratroopers brigades of the Israel Defense...

  • Journalists: Khaled Abu Toameh
    Khaled Abu Toameh
    Khaled Abu Toameh is a Israeli Arab journalist and documentary filmmaker. Abu Toameh is the West Bank and Gaza correspondent for the Jerusalem Post and U.S. News and World Report, and has been the Palestinian affairs producer for NBC News since 1988...

    , Ron Ben-Yishai
    Ron Ben-Yishai
    Ron Ben-Yishai is an Israeli journalist. A veteran war correspondent, Ben-Yishai has covered many military conflicts in several different regions.-Biography:...

    , Nahum Barnea
    Nahum Barnea
    Nahum Barnea is an Israeli journalist. Barnea writes for Yedioth Ahronoth and Ha'Ayin HaShevi'it. He won the Israel Prize in 2007.-Biography:...

    , Zvi Yehezkeli
    Zvi Yehezkeli
    Zvi Yehezkeli is an Israeli journalist. He is an Arab affairs correspondent and head of the Arab desk at Israeli News 10, the news division of Israel 10....

    , Sayed Kashua
    Sayed Kashua
    Sayed Kashua is an Israeli Arab author and journalist born in Tira, Israel, known for his books and humoristic columns in Hebrew.-Biography:...

    , Amira Hass
    Amira Hass
    Amira Hass is a prominent left-wing Israeli journalist and author, mostly known for her columns in the daily newspaper Ha'aretz. She is particularly recognized for her reporting on Palestinian affairs in the West Bank and Gaza, where she has also lived for a number of years.-Life:The daughter of...

    , Akiva Eldar
    Akiva Eldar
    Akiva Eldar is an Israeli journalist and author, currently a chief political columnist and editorial writer for the liberal Israeli national daily Ha'aretz. His columns also appear regularly in the Ha'aretz-International Herald Tribune edition, as well as in the Japanese daily Mainichi Shimbun...

    , Yossi Melman
    Yossi Melman
    Yossi Melman is an Israeli writer and journalist.Yossi Melman graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University...

    , Meron Benvenisti
    Meron Benvenisti
    Meron Benvenisti is an Israeli political scientist who was Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem under Teddy Kollek from 1971 to 1978, during which he administered East Jerusalem and served as Jerusalem's Chief Planning Officer. He is a medieval scholar and published books and maps on the Crusader period in...

    , Tom Segev
    Tom Segev
    Tom Segev is an Israeli historian, author and journalist. He is associated with Israel's so-called New Historians, a group challenging many of the country's traditional narratives.-Early life:Segev was born in Jerusalem in 1945...

    , Haviv Rettig
    Haviv Rettig
    Haviv Rettig Gur was an Israeli-American journalist and the Jewish world correspondent for the Israeli English-language daily The Jerusalem Post until June 2010, when he was appointed spokesman of the Jewish Agency...

    , Dan Margalit
    Dan Margalit
    -Biography:Dan Margalits studied international relations and modern Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He began writing for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz in the 1960s. He is married to Dana. His daughter, Shira Margalit, is the deputy director-general of the Reshet television...

    , Ya'akov Ahimeir
    Ya'akov Ahimeir
    Ya'akov Ahimeir , is a senior Israeli journalist, and a television and radio personality.-Biography:Ahimeir was born in Ramat Gan in 1938, the son of the Revisionist Zionist leader Abba Ahimeir...

    , Michael Bar-Zohar
    Michael Bar-Zohar
    Dr Michael Bar-Zohar is an Israeli historian, novelist and politician. His World War II-era nonfiction and fiction works have been published in English, French, Hebrew, and other languages. He was also a member of the Knesset on behalf of the Alignment and Labor Party during the 1980s and early...

    , David Witzthum
    David Witzthum
    David Witzthum is an Israeli television presenter and editor and lecturer on German history and culture. He is mostly known in Israel as one of the main presenters of the nightly news program MeHayom LeMahar.-Biography:...

    , Haim Gouri
    Haim Gouri
    Haim Gouri is an Israeli poet, novelist, journalist, and documentary filmmaker.-Biography:Haim Gouri was born in Tel Aviv. After studying at the Kadoorie Agricultural High School, he joined the Palmach militia. In 1947 he was sent to Hungary to assist Holocaust survivors to come to Palestine...

    , Ehud Yaari
    Ehud Yaari
    Ehud Ya'ari is an Israeli journalist, author, television personality and political commentator.-Biography:Ehud Ya'ari was born in 1945. He was married to Hava Ya'ari. They divorced after she was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder....

    , Amos Kenan, Boaz Evron
    Boaz Evron
    Boaz Evron is a left-wing Israeli journalist and critic. Evron was born in Jerusalem and attended Herzliya Hebrew High School and Hebrew University. Evron's family had lived in Palestine since the early nineteenth century; he is the great-grandson of Yoel Moshe Salomon, one of the founders of...

  • Writers: Yehuda Amichai
    Yehuda Amichai
    Yehuda Amichai was an Israeli poet. Amichai is considered by many, both in Israel and internationally, as Israel's greatest modern poet. He was also one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew....

    , Galila Ron-Feder Amit
    Galila Ron-Feder Amit
    - Biography :Born in Haifa, Israel and studied in the Hebrew Reali School and later Hebrew University of Jerusalem.She was married to Avi Feder and after their divorce married Meshulam Amit.She has 3 children....

    , Aharon Appelfeld
    Aharon Appelfeld
    -Biography:Appelfeld was born in the village of Zhadova near Czernowitz, Romania, now Ukraine. In 1941, when he was eight years old, the Romanian army invaded his hometown and his mother was murdered. Appelfeld was deported with his father to a concentration camp in Ukraine. He escaped and hid for...

    , Netiva Ben-Yehuda
    Netiva Ben-Yehuda
    Netiva Ben Yehuda was an Israeli author, editor and media personality. She was a commander in the pre-state Jewish underground, Palmach.-Biography:...

    , Elias Chacour
    Elias Chacour
    Elias Chacour is the Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and All Galilee of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church. Noted for his efforts to promote reconciliation between Arabs and Israelis, he is the author of two books about the experience of Palestinian people living in present-day Israel...

    , Yael Dayan
    Yael Dayan
    Yaël Dayan is an Israeli politician and author. She served as a member of the Knesset between 1992 and 2003, and is currently the chair of Tel Aviv city council. She is the daughter of Moshe Dayan and sister of Assi Dayan.-Biography:...

    , David Grossman
    David Grossman
    David Grossman is an Israeli author. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have won numerous prizes.He is also a noted activist and critic of Israeli policy toward Palestinians. The Yellow Wind, his non-fiction study of the life of Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied...

    , Batya Gur
    Batya Gur
    Batya Gur was an Israeli writer. Her specialty was detective fiction.-Biography:Batya Gur was born in Tel Aviv in 1947 to parents who survived the Holocaust. She earned a master's degree in Hebrew literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Before writing her first detective novel at the...

    , Shifra Horn
    Shifra Horn
    .Shifra Horn is an Israeli author.-Biography:Shifra Horn was born in Tel Aviv. She lives in the Gilo neighbourhood of Jerusalem. After majoring in Bible Studies and Archeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, she earned an MA in Bible Studies...

    , Amos Oz
    Amos Oz
    Amos Oz is an Israeli writer, novelist, and journalist. He is also a professor of literature at Ben-Gurion University in Be'er Sheva....

    , A. B. Yehoshua
    A. B. Yehoshua
    Abraham B. Yehoshua is an Israeli novelist, essayist, and playwright. His pen name is A. B. Yehoshua.-Biography:...

    , Amnon Jackont
    Amnon Jackont
    Amnon Jackont is an Israeli author of thrillers, an historian and a literary editor.Jackont was allowed to postpone his military service for law studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the summer breaks he would serve in the military, but was injured and became disabled...

    , Amalia Kahana-Carmon
    Amalia Kahana-Carmon
    Amalia Kahana-Carmon is an Israeli author, educator, and recipient of the Israel Prize for literature ....

    , Yehoshua Kenaz
    Yehoshua Kenaz
    -Biography:Glass was born in Petah Tikva, in the British Mandate of Palestine, in 1937. During the Second World War, his father worked for the British Army, and for a while the family moved to Haifa. He learned to play the violin. His brother Hilik was born when he was thirteen. He was drafted to...

    , Natan Yonatan
    Natan Yonatan
    Natan Yonatan was an Israeli poet.His poems have been translated from Hebrew and published in more than a dozen languages, among them: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Yiddish....

    .
  • Academics: Ahron Bregman
    Ahron Bregman
    Ahron Bregman is a British-Israeli political scientist, as well as a writer and journalist, specialising on the Arab-Israeli conflict.-Biography:...

    , Richard I. Cohen
    Richard I. Cohen
    Richard I. Cohen is a professor of history, presently holding the Paulette and Claude Kelman Chair in French Jewry Studies in the Department of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem...

    , Uri Davis
    Uri Davis
    Uriel "Uri" Davis is an academic and activist who works on civil rights in Israel, Palestinian National Authority and the Middle East. Davis has served as Vice-Chairman of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights and as lecturer in Peace Studies at the University of Bradford...

    , Gerson Goldhaber
    Gerson Goldhaber
    Gerson Goldhaber was an American particle physicist and astrophysicist. He was one of the discoverers of the J/ψ meson which confirmed the existence of the charm quark...

    , Igal Talmi
    Igal Talmi
    Igal Talmi is a distinguished Israeli nuclear physicist.-Biography:Igal Talmi was born in 1925 in Kiev, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. His family immigrated to Mandate Palestine later that year and settled in Kfar Yehezkel...

    , Haim Harari
    Haim Harari
    Haim Harari is an Israeli theoretical physicist who has made contributions in particle physics, science education, and other fields.- Birth and education :...

    , Joshua Jortner
    Joshua Jortner
    Joshua Jortner is an Israeli physical chemist. He is a Professor Emeritus at School of Chemistry, The Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel.- Birth and education :...

    , Alexander Levitzki
    Alexander Levitzki
    Alexander Levitzki is an Israeli biochemist who is a Professor of Biochemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.- Birth and education :...

    , Efraim Karsh
    Efraim Karsh
    Efraim Karsh is professor and head of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King's College London, and director of the Philadelphia-based think tank, the Middle East Forum...

    , Asa Kasher
    Asa Kasher
    Asa Kasher is an Israeli philosopher and linguist working at Tel Aviv University, Israel.-Biography:He is noted for authorship of Israel Defense Forces's Code of Conduct...

    , Walter Laqueur
    Walter Laqueur
    Walter Zeev Laqueur is an American historian and political commentator. He was born in Breslau, Germany , to a Jewish family. In 1938, Laqueur left Germany for the British Mandate of Palestine. His parents, who were unable to leave, became victims of the Holocaust...

    , Avishai Margalit
    Avishai Margalit
    Avishai Margalit is the George F. Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and Professor Emeritus in Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.-Biography:Avishai Margalit grew up in Jerusalem. He was educated in Jerusalem and did his army service in the airborne...

    , Dana Olmert
    Dana Olmert
    Dana Olmert, born 26 December 1972, is an Israeli left wing activist, literary theorist and editor, and is a daughter of Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert....

    , Miri Rubin
    Miri Rubin
    Miri Rubin is a medieval historian who is Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London. She was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Cambridge, where she gained her doctorate....

    , Ada Yonath
    Ada Yonath
    Ada E. Yonath is an Israeli crystallographer best known for her pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome. She is the current director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2009, she received the Nobel...

    , Amit Schejter
    Amit Schejter
    Amit Schejter is Associate Professor of Communications and co-director of the Institute for Information Policy at the College of Communications of the Pennsylvania State University. Schejter received his LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1986, his M.S. in mass communications from...

    , Benjamin Elazari Volcani
    Benjamin Elazari Volcani
    Benjamin Elazari Volcani discovered life in the Dead Sea and pioneered biological silicon research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.-Biography:...

  • Lawyers: Elias Khoury
    Elias Khoury (lawyer)
    Elias Daoud Khoury is a Jerusalem based Palestinian Christian lawyer. He specializes in real property law. Elias made appeals several times to the Supreme Court of Israel, and has had Palestinian politicians among his clients in Israeli courts....

    , Menachem Mazuz
    Menachem Mazuz
    Menachem Mazuz is an Israeli jurist, who served as the Israeli Attorney General in the years 2004-2010. Mazuz was born in Djerba, Tunisia, the fourth in a family of nine children of the rabbi of one of the island's Jewish communities...

    , Ya'akov Ne'eman, Malcolm Shaw
    Malcolm Shaw
    Malcolm Nathan Shaw QC is a British legal academic, author, editor and lawyer.-Early life:Shaw studied at the University of Liverpool , the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Keele University .-Career:...

  • Soldiers: Yonatan "Yoni" Netanyahu
  • Theologians: Fr Malachi Martin
    Malachi Martin
    Malachi Brendan Martin Ph.D. was a Catholic priest, theologian, writer on the Catholic Church, and professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute. He held three doctorates and was the sole author of sixteen books covering religious and geopolitical topics, which were published in eight...

    , Yigal Arnon
    Yigal Arnon
    Yigal Arnon is an Israeli lawyer and founder of Yigal Arnon & Co., one of the largest law firms in Israel. Arnon received his LL.M. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1953, and was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1954...

  • Physicists: David Gross
    David Gross
    David Jonathan Gross is an American particle physicist and string theorist. Along with Frank Wilczek and David Politzer, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of asymptotic freedom. He is currently the director and holder of the Frederick W...

    , Igal Talmi
    Igal Talmi
    Igal Talmi is a distinguished Israeli nuclear physicist.-Biography:Igal Talmi was born in 1925 in Kiev, Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union. His family immigrated to Mandate Palestine later that year and settled in Kfar Yehezkel...

    , Haim Harari
    Haim Harari
    Haim Harari is an Israeli theoretical physicist who has made contributions in particle physics, science education, and other fields.- Birth and education :...

    , Amikam Aharoni
  • Chemists: Renata Reisfeld
    Renata Reisfeld
    Renata Reisfeld is an Israeli Professor of Chemistry and D.H.C. Enrique Berman Professor of Solar Energy at Institute of Chemistry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.-Biography:Renata Reisfeld was born in Poland...

    , Aaron Barkatt
  • Business: Léo Apotheker
    Leo Apotheker
    Léo Apotheker is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, having served in that position from November 2010 to 22nd September 2011, and the former CEO of SAP AG, having served in that position from April 2008 to February 2010...

     (former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
    Hewlett-Packard
    Hewlett-Packard Company or HP is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA that provides products, technologies, softwares, solutions and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including...

     and SAP
    SAP AG
    SAP AG is a German software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. Headquartered in Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg, with regional offices around the world, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software...

    ), Orit Gadiesh
    Orit Gadiesh
    Orit Gadiesh is an Israeli-American corporate strategist and chairwoman of Bain & Company, a leading global management consulting firm.-Biography:...

     (Chairman of Bain & Company
    Bain & Company
    Bain & Company is a global management consulting firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Bain is considered one of the most prestigious consulting firms in the world, with 47 offices in 30 countries and over 5,500 professionals on staff globally...

    ), Dina Dublon
    Dina Dublon
    Dina Dublon is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and current member of the boards of directors at Microsoft, Accenture, and PepsiCo. She also serves as a trustee of Carnegie Mellon University and on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Global Fund for Women and...

     (Board member of Microsoft
    Microsoft
    Microsoft Corporation is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions...

    , Accenture
    Accenture
    Accenture plc is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company headquartered in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. It is the largest consulting firm in the world and is a Fortune Global 500 company. As of September 2011, the company had more than 236,000 employees across...

     and PepsiCo
    PepsiCo
    PepsiCo Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Purchase, New York, United States, with interests in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of grain-based snack foods, beverages, and other products. PepsiCo was formed in 1965 with the merger of the Pepsi-Cola Company...

    ), Gil Shwed
    Gil Shwed
    Gil Shwed is an Israeli programmer and entrepreneur.-Biography:Shwed took computer courses at Hebrew University in Jerusalem while he was still in high school....

     (CEO and chairman Check Point Software Technologies), Eli Hurvitz
    Eli Hurvitz
    Eli Hurvitz was an Israeli industrialist. He was the Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries at the time of his death .-Biography:...

     (CEO 1976–2002 Teva Pharmaceuticals)
  • Mathematicians: Rami Grossberg (1986), Joram Lindenstrauss
    Joram Lindenstrauss
    Joram Lindenstrauss is an Israeli mathematician working in functional analysis. He is professor emeritus of mathematics at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.-Biography:...

     (1962), Moshe Machover
    Moshé Machover
    Moshé Machover is a mathematician, philosopher, and socialist activist, noted for his writings against Zionism. Born to a Jewish family in Tel Aviv, then part of the British Mandate of Palestine, Machover moved to Britain in 1968 where he became a naturalised citizen...

     (1962), Saharon Shelah
    Saharon Shelah
    Saharon Shelah is an Israeli mathematician. He is a professor of mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Rutgers University in New Jersey.-Biography:...

     (1969), Oded Schramm
    Oded Schramm
    Oded Schramm was an Israeli-American mathematician known for the invention of the Schramm–Loewner evolution and for working at the intersection of conformal field theory and probability theory.-Biography:...

     (1987)


See also


  • List of universities in Israel
  • Einstein Papers Project
    Einstein Papers Project
    The Einstein Papers Project was established in 1986 to assemble, preserve, translate, and publish papers selected from the literary estate of Albert Einstein and from other collections .Sponsored by the Princeton University Press and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since its inception, the...



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