Survivor (Israel)

GenreReality competition
Created byCharlie Parsons
Presented byGuy Zu-Aretz
Country of originIsrael
Original language(s)Hebrew
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes241
Original networkChannel 10 (2007–2012)
Channel 2 (Reshet) (2015–2017) Reshet 13 (2018–)
Original releaseDecember 15, 2007 – present
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Survivor (Hebrew: הישרדות‎, Hisardut), formerly known as Survivor 10 earlier in its run, is an Israeli reality competition game show based on the popular international Survivor television franchise. The series began in December 2007 and aired on Israeli's Channel 10 for 6 seasons. After legal issues between Channel 10 and Castaway Television, the series went on a 3 year hiatus. In 2015 the series returned for a seventh season on Channel 2 and Reshet. The show is hosted by actor and singer Guy Zu-Aretz.

Following the basic premise of other international versions of the franchise, it features a group of contestants who are marooned in an isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by their fellow contestants, until only one remains and is given the title of "Sole Survivor" and is awarded the grand prize of 1 million NIS.


The show follows the format as the other ions of the show. The players are split between two "tribes", are taken to a remote isolated location and are forced to live off the land with meager supplies for an extended period of time. Frequent physical and mental challenges are used to pit the teams against each other for rewards, such as food or luxuries, or for "immunity", forcing the other tribe to attend "Tribal Council", where they must vote off one of their players.

Once about half the players are remaining, the tribes are merged into a single tribe, and competitions are on an individual basis; winning immunity prevents that player from being voted out. All of the players that are voted out at this stage form the "Tribal Council Jury". Once down to two or three (or in the case of Honduras four) people remaining, a final Tribal Council is held where the remaining players plead their case to the Jury as to why they should win the game. The jury then votes for which player should be considered the "Sole Survivor" and be awarded the grand prize of 1 million NIS.

The series is notable for including unique elements to the gameplay of Survivor. These include the "Double-Power" which would allow the holder to cast a second ballot at tribal council, the "Veto Amulet" which allows the holder to stop another castaway from casting a vote at tribal councils and "The Island of The Dead" which gives an eliminated contestant a chance returning the game (this twist provided the basics for Redemption Island in the American ion)

Airing format[]

Unlike the American ion, the Israeli ion airs 2 episodes a week, with the elimination at the end of the second episode. This usually means there are 30–40 episodes for an entire season.The first episode will typically feature the Reward and Immunity challenges while the second will typically feature an Individual Immunity Challenge during the pre-merge or a "Veto Amulet" Challenge during the post-merge – which allows the holder to stop a castaway from voting – challenge and the Tribal Council.


List of Survivor (Israel) seasons
No Season Season
Network Location Days Initial Tribes Winner Runner(s) up Final
Survivor 10: The Caribbean
December 15, 2007 May 17, 2008 Channel 10 Los Haitises National Park,
Dominican Republic
52 Two tribes of ten
Na'ama Kasri
Noam Toor
Dan Mano
Survivor 10: Pearl Islands
December 24, 2008 May 23, 2009 Pearl Islands,
Two tribes of ten
Erik Alper
Mirit Vaknin
Survivor 10: Philippine Islands
August 29, 2009 December 30, 2009 Caramoan,
Camarines Sur,
Two tribes of nine. Seven additional players to begin on Secret Island
Shay Arel
Tom Altager
Liora Goldberg
Survivor 10:
Fans vs. Favorites
June 6, 2010 August 29, 2010 32 Two tribes of eight: new players against past contestants
Natan Bashevkin
Idan Kapon
Sharon Rafaeli
Survivor 10: Camarines
February 14, 2011 June 19, 2011 40 Two tribes of ten
Irit Rahamim Basis
Gev Pashti
Natalie Kabesa
Survivor 10:
May 2, 2012 August 29, 2012 Ko Jum,
Krabi Province,
Schoolyard pick of two tribes (one of eight and one of seven) by two players who are friends in real life.
16th player sent to Redemption Island due to losing the first challenge.
Itay Segev
Anat Harel
November 1, 2015 March 1, 2016 Channel 2
Honduras 46 Two tribes of nine
Liron "Tiltil" Orfali
Yityish "Titi" Aynaw
Omri Kohavi &
Ruslana Rodina
8 Survivor:
May 20, 2017 September 16, 2017 Palawan, Philippines Schoolyard pick of two tribes of two tribes of 8. Non picked player sent to Island of the Dead Inbar Pinievsky Basson Maayan Adam Masgano Mangisto 5-2-0
9 Survivor VIP (Israel) 2019 TBD Reshet 13 Philippines TBD TBD


Continent/Region Locations (season number)
Asia (5) Thailand (6), Philippines (3, 4, 5, 8)
Central America (3) Hispaniola (1), Panama (2, 7)


  Contestant played the game for a second time.
Name Age[A] Hometown Season Finish
Maya Elharar 29 Tirat Carmel The Caribbean 20th
Yoav Behr 33 Ramat HaSharon The Caribbean 19th
Omer Giladi 25 Caesarea The Caribbean 18th
Elisheva "Tina" Berkovich 57 Ein Hod The Caribbean 17th
Vika Finkelstein 32 Tel Aviv The Caribbean 16th
Sivan Shitrit 25 Sderot The Caribbean 15th
Muli Karacho 25 Alfei Menashe The Caribbean 14th
Alex Metz 47 Karnei Shomron The Caribbean 13th
Moshe "Moshik" Lipetz 47 Savyon The Caribbean 12th
Vera Lichtes 27 Tel Aviv The Caribbean 11th
Guy Zilberman 29 Ramat Gan The Caribbean 10th
Liya Gil 32 Ashkelon The Caribbean 9th
Idan Kapon 30 Haifa The Caribbean 8th
Shahar Raz 28 Shitim The Caribbean 7th
Yael Tzafrir 32 Tel Aviv The Caribbean 6th
Moshe Dan 23 Holon The Caribbean 5th
Marina Kavisher 24 Tel Aviv The Caribbean 4th
Dan Mano 29 Haifa The Caribbean 2nd runner-up
Noam Tor 24 Hofit The Caribbean Runner-up
Na'ama Kaesari 29 Carmiel The Caribbean Sole Survivor
Irit Virag 35 Tel Aviv Pearl Islands 20th
Nasrin Gahndour 27 Haifa Pearl Islands 19th
Gal Erez 43 Arsuf Pearl Islands 18th
Sivan Rauch-Kahlon 23 Neve Yamin Pearl Islands 17th
Meir Tzarfati 28 Tel Aviv Pearl Islands 16th
Natan "Bashevkin" Bashevkin 28 Nili Pearl Islands 15th
Ma'ayan Porter 26 Eilat Pearl Islands 14th
Diva Goldwasser 40 Kefar Vitkin Pearl Islands 13th
Michal Siyanni 30 Tel Aviv Pearl Islands 12th
Efrat Yekutiel 27 Manhattan, NY Pearl Islands 11th
Guy Geyor 28 Tel Aviv Pearl Islands 10th
Idan Haviv 28 Maccabim-Re'ut Pearl Islands 9th
Anastassia Mirkin 24 Tirat Carmel Pearl Islands 8th
Igor Tigner 28 Herzliya Pearl Islands 7th
Ofir Dallal 33 Tel Aviv Pearl Islands 6th
Itay Haefrati 23 Tel Mond Pearl Islands 5th
Yoav Caspie 26 London Pearl Islands 4th
Neta-Lee Zeltzerman 27 Tel Aviv Pearl Islands 3rd
Mirit Vaknin 26 Lod Pearl Islands Runner-up
Erik Alper 34 Tel Aviv Pearl Islands Sole Survivor
Ori Lapid 32 Tel Aviv Philippine Islands 25th
Eitan Brent 23 Herzliya Philippine Islands 24th
Liran Giladi 23 Caesarea Maritima Philippine Islands 23rd
Meirav Fishellzon 44 Tel Aviv Philippine Islands 22nd
Meital Ben David 31 Kiryat Ono Philippine Islands 21st
Noa Vainterov 26 Ra'anana Philippine Islands 20th
Yael Tzuker 23 Tel Aviv Philippine Islands 19th
Yaakov "Cryspel" Cryspel 40 Haifa Philippine Islands 18th
Inna Backelman 19 Gan Yavne Philippine Islands 17th
Avital Iceman 23 Hadera Philippine Islands 16th
Natalie Niv 28 Naharia Philippine Islands 15th
Tal "Yarok" Ben David 29 Sdot Yam Philippine Islands 14th
Avi Raz 27 Mevaseret Zion Philippine Islands 13th
Tal Angelnder 30 Tel Aviv Philippine Islands 12th
Hanoch Boudin 46 Nes Ziona Philippine Islands 11th
Ziv Ghelbart 39 Megadim Philippine Islands 10th
Ricky Shemesh 33 Gan Sorek Philippine Islands 9th
Abigail Pearl 25 Tel Aviv Philippine Islands 8th
Ohad Tayebv 23 Rishon LeZion Philippine Islands 7th
Liad Farcash 22 Ramat Yishai Philippine Islands 6th
Hadas Hornbells 27 Elkana Philippine Islands 5th
Tal "Talco" Cohen 29 Haifa Philippine Islands 4th
Liora Goldberg 50 Raanana Philippine Islands 2nd runner-up
Tom "Tommy" Altager 23 Ganei Tikva Philippine Islands Runner-up
Shay Arel 31 Kiryat Ata Philippine Islands Sole Survivor
Ariela Kayam 51 Netanya Fans vs. Favorites 16th
Osher Hadari 25 Herzliya Fans vs. Favorites 15th
Dar Fishelzon 21 Savyon Fans vs. Favorites 14th
Tal Anglender 31 Tel Aviv Fans vs. Favorites 13th
Marina Kavisher 26 Tel Aviv Fans vs. Favorites 12th
Guy Gold 27 Jerusalem Fans vs. Favorites 11th
Itay Shtraos 29 Tel Aviv Fans vs. Favorites 10th
Ma'ayan Porter 28 Eilat Fans vs. Favorites 9th
Dan Mano 32 London Fans vs. Favorites 8th
Mirit Vaknin 28 Lod Fans vs. Favorites 7th
Lidar Shanny 30 Eilat Fans vs. Favorites 6th
Abigail Pearl 26 Tel Aviv Fans vs. Favorites 5th
Max "Shpex" Levkovski 41 Ramat Aviv Fans vs. Favorites 4th
Sharon Rafaeli 27 Ra'anana Fans vs. Favorites 2nd runner-up
Idan Kapon 32 Haifa Fans vs. Favorites Runner-up
Natan "Bashevkin" Bashevkin 30 Nili Fans vs. Favorites Sole Survivor
Natalie Ben Ari 22 Ramat HaSharon Camarines 20th
Mor'el Ben-Hamo 21 Kiryat Ata Camarines 19th
Pninit Rosenberg 25 Haifa Camarines 18th
Ofri Yariv 22 Hatzor Camarines 17th
Aviv Basis 33 Bat Hen Camarines 16th
Igal Ben Binyamin 39 Rehovot Camarines 15th
Ben Malka 28 Tveria Camarines 14th
Yula Kravitz 23 Rishon LeZion Camarines 13th
Liron Shtraus 28 Kfar Shmaryahu Camarines 12th
Yonatan Chemla 26 Ein Kerem Camarines 11th
Roe Lulu 35 Haifa Camarines 10th
Yana Kalman 36 Tel Aviv Camarines 9th
Ohad Alon 28 Menahemia Camarines 8th
Gyora Rotman 53 Herzelia Camarines 7th
Shunit Fargi 23 Kiryat Tiv'on Camarines 6th
Eti Haliva 28 Kiryat Shmona Camarines 5th
Yaniv Ruhan 29 Petah Tikva Camarines 4th
Natalie Kabesa 29 Bet Yanai Camarines 2nd runner-up
Gev Pashti 27 Tel Aviv Camarines Runner-up
Irit Rahamim 36 Tel Aviv Camarines Sole Survivor
Michael Lewis 24 Tel Aviv VIP 16th
Doron Jamchi 50 Tel Aviv VIP 15th
Iris Baron 56 Kfar Saba VIP 14th
Inbal Gavrieli 36 Kfar Sirkin VIP 13th
Michal Zuaretz 43 Tel Aviv VIP 12th
Harel Moyal 30 Gedera VIP 11th
Azzam Azzam 48 Maghar VIP 10th
Oshri Cohen 28 Tel Aviv VIP 9th
Yulia Plotkin 23 Tel Aviv VIP 8th
Natalie Dadon 28 Kiryat Bialik VIP 7th
Moshe Frester 48 Giv'atayim VIP 6th
Itay Turjeman 28 Tel Aviv VIP 5th
Bucky Na'e 54 Ramat Gan VIP 4th
Anna Aronov 29 Tel Aviv VIP 3rd
Anat Harel 41 Tel Aviv VIP Runner-up
Itay Segev 39 Rehovot VIP Sole Survivor
Jeanette Zohar Sabag 55 Jaffa Honduras 18th
Meital Dohan 36 Los Angeles, CA Honduras 17th
Ben-Yahav Navat 36 Petah Tikva Honduras 16th
Lisa Shurkin 36 Tel Aviv Honduras 15th
Yehuda Shushan 42 Neve Ilan Honduras 14th
Shimon Amsalem 49 Tel Aviv Honduras 13th
Ron Aluf 23 Rishon LeZion Honduras 12th
Omer Rozen 33 Tel Aviv Honduras 11th
Ron Shoval 42 Ramat Gan Honduras 10th
Moshik Galamin 36 Tel Aviv Honduras 9th
Huda Naccache 26 Haifa Honduras 8th
Jenny Chervoney 33 Tel Aviv Honduras 7th
Liron Revivo 21 Beit Uziel Honduras 6th
Dana Berger 44 Jerusalem Honduras 5th
Ruslana Rodina 27 Rehovot Honduras 2nd runner-up
Omri Kohavi 28 Tel Aviv Honduras 2nd runner-up
Yityish "Titi" Aynaw 24 Tel Aviv Honduras Runner-up
Liron "Tiltil" Orfali 40 Ramat Gan Honduras Sole Survivor
Raz Nisim Cohen 26 Tel Aviv Palawan 17th
Adi Berger 25 Jerusalem Palawan 16th
Daniel Avisris 24 Kiryat Haim Palawan 15th
Nicola Ward 20 Amir Palawan 14th
Alon Sasson 30 Jerusalem Palawan 13th
Tanita Faber 39 Ashkelon Palawan 12th
Bar Zomer 23 Haifa Palawan 11th
Amir Fachar 27 Jaffa Palawan 10th
Sagi Braitner 23 Caesarea Palawan 9th
Yossi Bublil 36 Netanya Palawan 8th
Vered Spivak 46 Tel Aviv Palawan 7th
Raz Zehavi 45 Hadera Palawan 6th
Michal Fucs 35 Ness Ziona Palawan 5th
Netanel "Nati" Sade 40 Nehora Palawan 4th
Masgano Mangisto 31 Ma'ale Adumim Palawan 2nd runner-up
Maayan Adam 29 Petah Tikva Palawan Runner-up
Inbar Pinievsky Basson 29 Givatayim Palawan Sole Survivor

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