Name: Ishmael ben Jose ben Halfta
Born: 2nd century
Lived In: Palestine
Biography: A Tanna of the second century, along with Elazar ben Simon he was condemned by his countrymen for informing on fellow Jews who opposed the authority of the Romans. He was a judge and assisted the Roman government to arrest Jewish criminals. He was a man of undoubted integrity, but he was hated by fellow Jews.