Survivor (Israeli TV series)

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GenreReality competition
Created byCharlie Parsons
Presented byGuy Zu-Aretz
Country of originIsrael
Original languageHebrew
No. of seasons12
No. of episodes416 (As for 11 seasons)
Original release
NetworkChannel 10 (2007–2012)
Channel 2 (Reshet) (2015–2017)
Reshet 13 (2018–)
ReleaseDecember 15, 2007 (2007-12-15) –

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 three-year hiatus before returning in 2015 on 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 "The Last Survivor" and is awarded the grand prize of 1 million NIS.


The show follows the format as the other editions 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 "Last Survivor" and be awarded the grand prize of 1 million NIS.

Format changes[edit]

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


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. During the last tribal council, it is used to prevent a member of the jury from voting.

There have been three different types of duel challenges used, two of which involve voted out contestants competing for a chance to return to the game. In seasons featuring the Island of the Dead, 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, with the duel winner returning to the game at predetermined points. This was seen in seasons 1, 4 (pre-merge only), 6 (as Hope Island, with voted out players pre-merge choosing former tribemates to compete for them) and 8. In seasons 7 and 10, voted out players competed 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 or advantage, as seen in seasons 2, 3, 4 (post-merge only), 5 and 9. These duels took place immediately following the immunity challenge, and in seasons 2, 4 and 5, involved 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. In season 9, several contestants returned to the game through various methods shortly after being voted out.


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 editions. 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.


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. Then 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.
  • In seasons two through six, the final contestants were subject to a public vote, where viewers were invited to 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. Like before, the jurors cast their votes for the winner at the live finale.
  • 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[edit]

Unlike the American edition, the Israeli edition airs two episodes a week, with the elimination at the end of the second episode, which results in approximately 30–40 episodes per 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.


List of Survivor (Israel) seasons
No. Season Location Episodes Days Castaways Winner Runner(s)-up Final vote Fan Favourite player Season premiere Season finale Network
1 Survivor: The Caribbean Islands Los Haitises National Park, Dominican Republic 36 52 20 Naama Kasry Noam Tor Dan Mano 5–4–0 Noam Tor December 15, 2007 May 17, 2008 Channel 10
2 Survivor: Pearl Islands Pearl Islands, Panama 38 Arik Alper Mirit Vaknin 6–3 Mirit Vaknin December 24, 2008 May 23, 2009
3 Survivor: The Philippines Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines 35 25 Shay Arel Tom Altagar Leora Goldberg 6–3–0 Tal Englander August 29, 2009 December 30, 2009
4 Survivor: Fans vs. Survivors 24 32 16 Natan Bashevkin Idan Kapon Sharon Rafaeli 5–3–2 Dan Mano June 6, 2010 August 29, 2010
5 Survivor: Camarines 30 40 20 Irit Rahamim Basis Gev Pesti Natalie Cabessa 6–3–0 Yaniv Ruhan February 14, 2011 June 19, 2011
6 Survivor: VIP (2012) Ko Jum, Krabi Province, Thailand 31 16 Itai Segev Anat Harel 5–3 Yulia Plotkin May 2, 2012 August 29, 2012
7 Survivor: Honduras Bay Islands Department, Honduras 33 46 18 Liron "Tiltil" Orfali Yityish "Titi" Aynaw Omri Kohavi Ruslana Rodina 4–2–1–1 Liron "Tiltil" Orfali November 1, 2015 March 1, 2016 Channel 2
8 Survivor: Palawan Palawan, Philippines 34 17 Inbar Pinievsky Basson Maayan Adam Masgano Mangisto 5–2–0 Maayan Adam May 20, 2017 September 16, 2017
9 Survivor: VIP (2019) Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines 37 18 Đovani Roso Naama Kasry Simcha Gueta 7–0–0 Naama Kasry March 9, 2019 July 13, 2019 Reshet 13
10 Survivor: VIP (2020) 62 37 Asi Buzaglo Israel Ogalbo Yarden Gerbi Idan Rafael Hviv 2-2-1-1
Asi Buzaglo May 2, 2020 September 13, 2020
11 Survivor: VIP (2021) 56 40 19 Alla Eibinder Jacqueline "Jackie" Azoulay Odelya Swisa 4-4-0
Fire Duel
None October 16, 2021 April 2, 2022
12 Survivor: Manila Manila, Philippines 45 45 18 Elit Musayof Saar Cohen Tal Morad Gal Rubinn 10-1-0-0 Maja Kravarusic December 17, 2022 April 1, 2023


Continent/Region Locations (season number)
Asia (9) Thailand (6), Philippines (3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Central America (3) Hispaniola (1), Panama (2), Honduras (7)


  Contestant played the game for a second time.
Name Age 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 The Last 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 The Last 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 The Last 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 The Last 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 The Last Survivor
Michael Lewis 24 Tel Aviv VIP (2012) 16th
Doron Jamchi 50 Tel Aviv VIP (2012) 15th
Iris Bar-On 56 Kfar Saba VIP (2012) 14th
Inbal Gavrieli 36 Kfar Sirkin VIP (2012) 13th
Michal Zoharetz 43 Tel Aviv VIP (2012) 12th
Harel Moyal 30 Gedera VIP (2012) 11th
Azzam Azzam 48 Maghar VIP (2012) 10th
Oshri Cohen 28 Tel Aviv VIP (2012) 9th
Yulia Plotkin 23 Tel Aviv VIP (2012) 8th
Nataly Dadon 28 Kiryat Bialik VIP (2012) 7th
Moshe Ferster 48 Giv'atayim VIP (2012) 6th
Itay Turgeman 28 Tel Aviv VIP (2012) 5th
Buki Nae 54 Ramat Gan VIP (2012) 4th
Anna Aronov 29 Tel Aviv VIP (2012) 3rd
Anat Harel 41 Tel Aviv VIP (2012) Runner-up
Itai Segev 39 Rehovot VIP (2012) The Last 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 The Last 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 The Last Survivor
Rotem Rabi 23 Jerusalem VIP (2019) 18th
Moshe Primo 58 Netanya VIP (2019) 17th
Dror Refael 44 Tzoran-Kadima VIP (2019) 16th
Einat Erlich 50 Netanya VIP (2019) 15th
Orin Julie 24 Kiryat Ono VIP (2019) 14th
Alexandra "Alexa" Dol 25 Tel Aviv VIP (2019) 13th
Mishel Taroni 34 Ramat Gan VIP (2019) 12th
Jonathan "Joezi" Zirah 30 Tel Aviv VIP (2019) 11th
Eyal Berkover 28 Lima VIP (2019) 10th
Assaf Ashtar 54 Hadera VIP (2019) 9th
Luna Mansour 26 Acre VIP (2019) 8th
Lihi Griner 34 Petah Tikva VIP (2019) 7th
Ira Dolfin 37 Tel Aviv VIP (2019) 6th
Shaked Komemy 27 Rosh HaAyin VIP (2019) 5th
Menahem "Meni" Naftali 40 Afula VIP (2019) 4th
Simcha Gueta 30 Bat Yam VIP (2019) Co-runner-up
Naama Kasry 40 Herzliya VIP (2019) Co-runner-up
Đovani Roso 46 Kiryat Ata VIP (2019) The Last Survivor
Dana Ron 48 Tel Aviv VIP (2020) 18th
Nava Boker 49 Hedera VIP (2020) 17th
Nikol Reznikov 20 Afula VIP (2020) 16th
Zohar Strauss 48 Ramat Gan VIP (2020) 15th
Adi Bity 18 Hod HaSharon VIP (2020) 14th
Semion Grafman 45 Bat Yam VIP (2020) 13th
David Dvir 70 Ramat Gan VIP (2020) 12th
Lital Smadja 32 Petah Tikva VIP (2020) 11th
Ilana Avital 60 Ramat HaSharon VIP (2020) 10th
Ido Kozikaro 42 Haifa VIP (2020) 9th
Regev Hod 39 Rehovot VIP (2020) 8th
Ella Ayalon 22 Tel Aviv VIP (2020) 7th
Benny Bruchim 47 Kefar Saba VIP (2020) 6th
Alina Levy 29 Ra'anana VIP (2020) 5th
Yarden Gerbi 30 Netanya VIP (2020) 2nd runner-up
Idan Haviv 40 Tel Aviv VIP (2020) 2nd runner-up
Israel Ogalbo 29 Tel Aviv VIP (2020) Runner-up
Asi Buzaglo 32 Petah Tikva VIP (2020) The Last Survivor
Henry David 42 Matat VIP (2021) 19th
Ohad Buzaglo 39 Bat Yam VIP (2021) 18th
Maayan Ashkenazi 30 Herzliya VIP (2021) 17th
Fanny Bar Mucha 34 Acre VIP (2021) 16th
Liza Bikh 25 Be'er Sheva VIP (2021) 15th
Michael Lewis 33 Herzliya VIP (2021) 14th
Vered Buskila 37 Tel Aviv VIP (2021) 13th
Kobi Maor 43 Petah Tikva VIP (2021) 12th
Yuval Shem-Tov 48 Neve Yarak VIP (2021) 11th
Gadi Panivilov 23 Kiryat Haim VIP (2021) 10th
Liya Gil 45 Kadima-Zoran VIP (2021) 9th
Yehonatan Bashan 31 Herzliya VIP (2021) 8th
Dudu Aouate 43 Nof HaGalil VIP (2021) 7th
Dandan Bolotin 62 Bolotin farm VIP (2021) 6th
Zohar Strauss 48 Ramat Gan VIP (2021) 5th
Shira Parver 52 Tel Aviv VIP (2021) 4th
Odelya Swisa 34 Yeroham VIP (2021) 2nd runner-up
Jackie Azulai 37 Rosh HaAyin VIP (2021) Runner-up
Alla Aibinder 33 Ramat Gan VIP (2021) The Last Survivor
Maor Shushan 32 Netanya Manila 18th
Nevo Shamir 31 Tel-Aviv Manila 17th
Nir Regev 42 Lod Manila 16th
Daniel Zioni 28 Haifa Manila 15th
Tanya Lauren 21 Rishon LeZion Manila 14th
Sapir Kashty 30 Holon Manila 13th
Yarden Zohar 27 Tel-Aviv Manila 12th
Guy Rozen 32 Tel-Aviv Manila 11th
Doreen Dotan-Farkash 28 Tel-Aviv Manila 10th
Guy Shiker 48 Ramat HaSharon Manila 9th
Natasha Halil 40 Ramat Aviv Manila 8th
Maya Keyy 19 Yavne Manila 7th
Kasey Zapata 24 Tel-Aviv Manila 6th
Aviran Shmuel 33 Netanya Manila 5th
Tal Morad 21 Moshavat Kinneret Manila 2nd runner-up
Gal Rubinn 32 Ma'ale Adumim Manila 2nd runner-up
Sahar Cohen 26 Nahariya Manila Runner-up
Elit Musayof 52 Holon Manila The Last Survivor

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