List of Dutch Israelis

List of Dutch Israelis

This list of Dutch Israelis includes Israeli citizens or residents who were born in the Netherlands or are of Dutch descent. Included are Israelis who are well known to the general public or their professional community, or Israelis with an article.


*Clara Asscher-Pinkhof - Dutch-Israeli writer, mostly of youth and children books


* Yehuda Afek - computer scientist
* Dov Frohman - director-general of Intel Israel, inventor of the EPROM


*Ralph Inbar - television producer, among the pioneers of the Israeli TV (Dutch-born)
*Willy Lindwer - movie director


* Keren Ann - recording artist, singer-songwriter and producer
* Bart Berman - pianist and composer (Dutch-born)
* Marjo Tal - Pianist and composer, moved to Israel after retirement


* Sigfried Hoofien - director-general of the Anglo-Palestine Company and Bank Leumi (Dutch-born)
* Ya'acov Arnon - director-general of the Israeli ministry of Finance (Dutch-born)


* Ophir Pines-Paz - Knesset member and former cabinet minister (was citizen of the Netherlands, Dutch-born father)
* Marcel Gans - former mayor of Elkana (Dutch-born)
* Hanoch Nenner - first mayor of Eilat (Dutch-born)


* Martin van Creveld - Military historian
* Manfred Gerstenfeld - Political scientist


* Daniël de Ridder - soccer player
* Lennart Speijer - soccer player

Visual arts

* Dick Ben-Dor - painter (Dutch-born)
* Helen Berman - painter (Dutch-born)
* Hannah Yakin - painter (Dutch-born)

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