Rafi Eitan

1926 - 2019

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Rafael Eitan (Hebrew: רפי איתן; 23 November 1926 – 23 March 2019) was an Israeli politician and intelligence officer. He also led Gil and served as Minister of Senior Citizens. He was in charge of the Mossad operation that led to the arrest of Adolf Eichmann. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rafi Eitan has received more than 531,754 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Rafi Eitan is the 7,006th most popular politician (down from 3,740th in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from Israel and the 59th most popular Israeli Politician.

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Among politicians, Rafi Eitan ranks 7,006 out of 15,710Before him are Tugay Bey, Hajime Sugiyama, William H. Seward, Pierre Messmer, Yamamoto Kansuke, and Herbert von Bismarck. After him are Georg Ebers, Galla Gaulo, Gero, Paul H. O'Neill, Huzziya I, and Mohammed Badie.

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Among people born in 1926, Rafi Eitan ranks 137Before him are Hans-Jochen Vogel, Peter Shaffer, Yevgeny Leonov, Kim Jong-pil, Jürgen Moltmann, and Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo. After him are Peter Graves, Raul Hilberg, John Derek, Claude Akins, Judith Malina, and Valerio Zurlini. Among people deceased in 2019, Rafi Eitan ranks 114Before him are Kevin Roche, Machiko Kyō, Emanuel Ungaro, Peter Schreier, Šaban Šaulić, and Peter Lindbergh. After him are Luigi Colani, Paul Badura-Skoda, Antoine Gizenga, Jacques Loussier, Köbi Kuhn, and Klaus Kinkel.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Rafi Eitan ranks 158 out of 389Before him are Gal Gadot (1985), Sarah Aaronsohn (1890), Sirhan Sirhan (1944), Chaim Topol (1935), Ibzan (null), and Ivry Gitlis (1922). After him are Ghil'ad Zuckermann (1971), Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi (1947), Khalil al-Wazir (1935), Al-Hafiz (1074), Eutocius of Ascalon (480), and Yael Dayan (1939).


Among politicians born in Israel, Rafi Eitan ranks 59Before him are Ali Hassan Salameh (1940), Aristobulus II (null), Jonathan Apphus (-200), Lusius Quietus (100), Sarah Aaronsohn (1890), and Ibzan (null). After him are Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi (1947), Al-Hafiz (1074), Yael Dayan (1939), Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani (1909), Dirk III, Count of Holland (982), and Rafael Eitan (1929).