Survivor (Israel)

Survivor
GenreReality competition
Created byCharlie Parsons
Presented byGuy Zu-Aretz
Country of originIsrael
Original language(s)Hebrew
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes241
Release
Original networkChannel 10 (2007–2012)
Channel 2 (Reshet) (2015–2017) Reshet 13 (2018–)
Original releaseDecember 15, 2007 –
present
External links
Website

Survivor (Hebrew: הישרדות‎, Hisardut), formerly known as Survivor 10, 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.

Format[]

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 "jury". Once two to four finalists remain, 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.

Format changes[]

The series features several modifications to the Survivor format unique to the Israeli production.

Challenges[]

Whereas most franchises feature two regular challenges, "Reward" and "Immunity", this series has included two more regular challenges — an additional individual challenge following the immunity challenge, and a duel between two players — the specific natures of which have changed over the series' history.

In the first season, the members of the tribe that lost the immunity challenge competed in the Double-Power challenge, which either granted the winner an extra vote at that night's Tribal Council or individual immunity; after the merge, all contestants competed in the Double-Power challenge, and the winner received either the power to block two contestants from voting at that night's Tribal Council or the ability to cast a second vote at Tribal Council. From the second season onward, the members of the tribe that lost the immunity challenge compete in an individual immunity challenge; after the merge, this is changed to a veto challenge between all remaining contestants, where the winner earns the power to block a tribemate from voting in that night's Tribal Council, in the form of a veto bracelet that they would give to the player whose vote they are blocking.

The most frequently used duel challenge involves the Island of the Dead, where voted out contestants competed against each other in duels; the duel loser was eliminated from the game for good, while the duel winner remained on the island and awaited their next challenger; at predetermined points, the duel winners returned to the main game. This was seen in seasons 1, 4 (pre-merge only), 6 (as Hope Island) and 8. In season 7, voted out players became "zombies", living in an enclosure in their former tribe's camp and competing against former tribemates to steal their vote at the next Tribal Council and remain in the game. Seasons without duels involving eliminated contestants have instead featured duels between two remaining players competing for a reward, usually a clue to a hidden immunity idol, as seen in seasons 2, 3, 4 (post-merge only), 5 and 9. Most of these duels involve the duelists being banished to Exile Island for 24 hours, away from their tribemates.

In seasons without duels involving eliminated contestants, eliminated players have still been given the opportunity to return to the game: in season 2, castaways eliminated before the merge were given the opportunity to wait on a secluded island; those remaining at the merge competed in a single competition, with the winner returning to the game. In season 3, eliminated contestants lived on the Hidden Island, competing in a modified game for up to two weeks. In season 5, the last two contestants eliminated before the merge competed against each other, with the winner returning.

Tiebreaker[]

Tribal Council votes ending in a tie are always resolved by a firemaking challenge between the contestants with the most votes, eschewing the runoff ballot seen in international ions. This is true even of the jury's vote for the winner, which is revealed — and, for the first six seasons, cast — during the live finale.

Endgame[]

The end of the game has also differed from international seasons, and changed over the course of the series' run. In the first season, the final four contestants competed in two immunity challenges to determine the first two of three finalists; those two finalists plus the eight jurors voted between the two remaining contestants to determine the final eliminated contestant. In seasons two through six, the final contestants were subject to a public vote via SMS to determine the final elimination, with the results being revealed months later at the live finale; the eliminated contestant then joined the jury. In the first six seasons, the jurors cast their votes for the winner at the live finale, at the conclusion of the season's broadcast, and the results were immediately revealed. From the seventh season onward, this process was changed to resemble international seasons: the final elimination was conducted as a regular vote, and the jury's interrogation of the finalists and casting of the final vote took place during the game; the results were revealed months later during the live finale.

Airing format[]

Unlike the American ion, the Israeli ion airs two 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 the duel, individual immunity or veto challenge and the Tribal Council.

Seasons[]

List of Survivor (Israel) seasons
No. Season Season
premiere
Season
finale
Network Location Days No. of contestants Winner Runner(s) up Final
vote
1 Survivor: The Caribbean Islands December 15, 2007 May 17, 2008 Channel 10 Los Haitises National Park,
Dominican Republic
52 20 Naama Kasry Noam Tor Dan Mano 5-4-0
2 Survivor: Pearl Islands December 24, 2008 May 23, 2009 Pearl Islands,
Panama
Arik Alper Mirit Vaknin 6-3
3 Survivor: The Philippines August 29, 2009 December 30, 2009 Caramoan,
Camarines Sur,
Philippines
25 Shay Arel Tom Altagar Leora Goldberg 6-3-0
4 Survivor: Fans vs. Survivors June 6, 2010 August 29, 2010 32 16 Natan Bashevkin Idan Kapon Sharon Rafaeli 5-3-2
5 Survivor: Camarines February 14, 2011 June 19, 2011 40 20 Irit Rahamim Basis Gev Pesti Natalie Cabessa 6-3-0
6 Survivor: VIP May 2, 2012 August 29, 2012 Ko Jum,
Krabi Province,
Thailand
16 Itai Segev Anat Harel 5-3
7 Survivor: Honduras November 1, 2015 March 1, 2016 Channel 2
(Reshet)
Honduras 46 18 Liron "Tiltil" Orfali Yityish "Titi" Aynaw Omri Kohavi &
Ruslana Rodina
4-2-1-1
8 Survivor: Palawan May 20, 2017 September 16, 2017 Palawan, Philippines 17 Inbar Pinievsky Basson Maayan Adam Masgano Mangisto 5-2-0
9 Survivor VIP (Israel) March 9, 2019 Reshet 13 18 TBD

Locations[]

Continent/Region Locations (season number)
Asia (5) Thailand (6), Philippines (3, 4, 5, 8, 9)
Central America (3) Hispaniola (1), Panama (2, 7)

Contestants[]

  Contestant played the game for a second time.
Name Age[A] Hometown Season Finish
Maya Elharar 29 Tirat Carmel The Caribbean Islands 20th
Yoav Behr 33 Ramat HaSharon The Caribbean Islands 19th
Omer Giladi 25 Caesarea The Caribbean Islands 18th
Elisheva "Tina" Berkovich 57 Ein Hod The Caribbean Islands 17th
Vika Finkelstein 32 Tel Aviv The Caribbean Islands 16th
Sivan Shitrit 25 Sderot The Caribbean Islands 15th
Muli Karacho 25 Alfei Menashe The Caribbean Islands 14th
Alex Metz 47 Karnei Shomron The Caribbean Islands 13th
Moshe "Moshik" Lipetz 47 Savyon The Caribbean Islands 12th
Vera Lichtes 27 Tel Aviv The Caribbean Islands 11th
Guy Zilberman 29 Ramat Gan The Caribbean Islands 10th
Lia Gil 32 Ashkelon The Caribbean Islands 9th
Idan Kapon 30 Haifa The Caribbean Islands 8th
Shahar Raz 28 Shitim The Caribbean Islands 7th
Yael Tzafrir 32 Tel Aviv The Caribbean Islands 6th
Moshe Dan 23 Holon The Caribbean Islands 5th
Marina Kabisher 24 Tel Aviv The Caribbean Islands 4th
Dan Mano 29 Haifa The Caribbean Islands 2nd runner-up
Noam Tor 24 Hofit The Caribbean Islands Runner-up
Naama Kasry 29 Carmiel The Caribbean Islands Sole Survivor
Irit Virag 35 Tel Aviv Pearl Islands 20th
Nasrin Ghandour 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 28 Nili Pearl Islands 15th
Maayan Porter 26 Eilat Pearl Islands 14th
Diva Hatami-Goldwasser 40 Kefar Vitkin Pearl Islands 13th
Michal Siani 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
Anastasia Mirkin 24 Tirat Carmel Pearl Islands 8th
Igor Tigner 28 Herzliya Pearl Islands 7th
Ofir Dallal 33 Tel Aviv Pearl Islands 6th
Itay Haephrati 23 Tel Mond Pearl Islands 5th
Yoav Caspi 26 London Pearl Islands 4th
Neta-Li Zelcerman 27 Tel Aviv Pearl Islands 3rd
Mirit Vaknin 26 Lod Pearl Islands Runner-up
Arik Alper 34 Tel Aviv Pearl Islands Sole Survivor
Ori Lapid 32 Tel Aviv The Philippines 25th
Eitan Bernat 23 Herzliya The Philippines 24th
Liran Giladi 23 Caesarea The Philippines 23rd
Noa Waintraub 26 Ra'anana The Philippines 22nd
Meital Ben David 31 Kiryat Ono The Philippines 21st
Yael Tzuker 23 Tel Aviv The Philippines 20th
Merav Fishelson 44 Tel Aviv The Philippines 19th
Yakov Crispel 40 Haifa The Philippines 18th
Inna Bakelmann 19 Gan Yavne The Philippines 17th
Avital Eisman 23 Hadera The Philippines 16th
Natalie Niv 28 Naharia The Philippines 15th
Tal Ben David 29 Sdot Yam The Philippines 14th
Avi Raz 27 Mevaseret Zion The Philippines 13th
Tal Englander 30 Tel Aviv The Philippines 12th
Hanoch Budin 46 Nes Ziona The Philippines 11th
Ziv Gelbart 39 Megadim The Philippines 10th
Riki Shemesh 33 Gan Sorek The Philippines 9th
Avigail Perl 25 Tel Aviv The Philippines 8th
Ohad Taib 23 Rishon LeZion The Philippines 7th
Liad Farkash 22 Ramat Yishai The Philippines 6th
Hadas Hornblass 27 Elkana The Philippines 5th
Tal "Talco" Cohen 29 Haifa The Philippines 4th
Leora Goldberg 50 Raanana The Philippines 2nd runner-up
Tom Altagar 23 Ganei Tikva The Philippines Runner-up
Shay Arel 31 Kiryat Ata The Philippines Sole Survivor
Ariela Kayam 51 Netanya Fans vs. Survivors 16th
Osher Hadari 25 Herzliya Fans vs. Survivors 15th
Dar Fishelson 21 Savyon Fans vs. Survivors 14th
Tal Englander 31 Tel Aviv Fans vs. Survivors 13th
Marina Kabisher 26 Tel Aviv Fans vs. Survivors 12th
Guy Gold 27 Jerusalem Fans vs. Survivors 11th
Itay Strauss 29 Tel Aviv Fans vs. Survivors 10th
Maayan Porter 28 Eilat Fans vs. Survivors 9th
Dan Mano 32 London Fans vs. Survivors 8th
Mirit Vaknin 28 Lod Fans vs. Survivors 7th
Lidar Shanny 30 Eilat Fans vs. Survivors 6th
Avigail Perl 26 Tel Aviv Fans vs. Survivors 5th
Max "Shpex" Levkovski 41 Ramat Aviv Fans vs. Survivors 4th
Sharon Rafaeli 27 Ra'anana Fans vs. Survivors 2nd runner-up
Idan Kapon 32 Haifa Fans vs. Survivors Runner-up
Natan Bashevkin 30 Nili Fans vs. Survivors Sole Survivor
Natalie Ben Ari 22 Ramat HaSharon Camarines 20th
Morel Ben-Hamo 21 Kiryat Ata Camarines 19th
Pninit Rozenberg 25 Haifa Camarines 18th
Ofri Yariv 22 Hatzor Camarines 17th
Aviv Basis 33 Bat Hen Camarines 16th
Yigal Ben Binyamin 39 Rehovot Camarines 15th
Ben Malka 28 Tveria Camarines 14th
Yula Kravits 23 Rishon LeZion Camarines 13th
Liron Strauss 28 Kfar Shmaryahu Camarines 12th
Yonatan Chemla 26 Ein Kerem Camarines 11th
Roei Lulu 35 Haifa Camarines 10th
Yana Kalman 36 Tel Aviv Camarines 9th
Ohad Alon 28 Menahemia Camarines 8th
Giora Rothman 53 Herzelia Camarines 7th
Shunit Faragi 23 Kiryat Tiv'on Camarines 6th
Etti Halewa 28 Kiryat Shmona Camarines 5th
Yaniv Ruhan 29 Petah Tikva Camarines 4th
Natalie Cabessa 29 Bet Yanai Camarines 2nd runner-up
Gev Pesti 27 Tel Aviv Camarines Runner-up
Irit Rahamim Basis 36 Tel Aviv Camarines Sole Survivor
Michael Lewis 24 Tel Aviv VIP 16th
Doron Jamchi 50 Tel Aviv VIP 15th
Iris Bar-On 56 Kfar Saba VIP 14th
Inbal Gavrieli 36 Kfar Sirkin VIP 13th
Michal Zoharetz 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
Nataly Dadon 28 Kiryat Bialik VIP 7th
Moshe Ferster 48 Giv'atayim VIP 6th
Itay Turgeman 28 Tel Aviv VIP 5th
Buki Nae 54 Ramat Gan VIP 4th
Anna Aronov 29 Tel Aviv VIP 3rd
Anat Harel 41 Tel Aviv VIP Runner-up
Itai 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
Rotem Rabi 23 Jerusalem VIP (2) 18th
Moshe Primo 58 Netanya VIP (2) 17th
Dror Refael 44 Tzoran-Kadima VIP (2) 16th
Assaf Ashtar 54 Hadera VIP (2) TBA
Eyal Berkover 28 Lima VIP (2) TBA
Alexandra "Alexa" Dol 25 Tel Aviv VIP (2) TBA
Ira Dolfin 37 Tel Aviv VIP (2) TBA
Einat Erlich 50 Netanya VIP (2) TBA
Lihi Griner 34 Petah Tikva VIP (2) TBA
Simcha Gueta 30 Bat Yam VIP (2) TBA
Orin Julie 24 Kiryat Ono VIP (2) TBA
Naama Kasry 40 Herzliya VIP (2) TBA
Shaked Komemy 27 Rosh HaAyin VIP (2) TBA
Luna Mansour 26 Acre VIP (2) TBA
Menahem "Meni" Naftali 40 Afula VIP (2) TBA
Đovani Roso 46 Kiryat Ata VIP (2) TBA
Mishel Taroni 34 Ramat Gan VIP (2) TBA
Jonathan "Joezi" Zirah 30 Tel Aviv VIP (2) TBA

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