Rubinger photographed many of the historic events that shaped the State of Israel. One of his most notable photographs is that of IDF Paratroopers crying at the Western Wall after liberating the Old City during the 1967 Six-Day War.
Another famous photo is one of former prime minister Golda Meir washing dishes. He also photographed Israel's first prime minister David Ben-Gurion many times.
He released three books of photography, with the most notable among them being "Israel Through My Lens: Sixty Years as a Photojournalist."
Rubinger was born in Vienna, Austria in 1924. He made aliyah to Israel in 1939. In 1945, he became a news photographer and worked for the weekly HaOlam HaZeh. Later, he worked for TIME magazine as well.
In 1946 he married his wife Anni, and the two had a son and a daughter. Anni passed away in 2000 after a battle with cancer.
Rubinger later had a relationship with social worker Ziona Spivak, who was murdered in 2004 by her Palestinian gardener. Rubinger was the one who found the body and called the police.
He is survived by his son, children's writer Ami Rubinger, his daughter Tammi, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.