Israel

  • (noun): Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine.
    Synonyms: State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on israel:

Joseph's Tomb - History of The Identification and Use of The Site - Since 2000
... However, in October, citing security reasons, Israel re-imposed a ban on Jewish pilgrims obtaining special permits and travelling to the tomb ... and the holy site is desecrated in an appalling manner, the likes of which we have not seen in Israel or anywhere else in the world." In February, it was reported that Israel ... Israel's chief rabbis, Yona Metzger and Shlomo Amar, visited and prayed at the tomb along with 500 other worshippers, the first such visit by a high-rankin ...
Peace Now - Early Activism
... Peace Now again came to prominence following Israel's 1982 Invasion of Lebanon, and in particular the massacre of Palestinian refugees by Christian Lebanese Phalangists at the Israeli controlled Sabra and Shatila ... Peace Now's 1982 demonstration was attended by 400,000 people, approximately 10% of Israel's population at the time ... Four months later the commission found Israel to be indirectly responsible for the massacres, and recommended Ariel Sharon's resignation ...

More definitions of "Israel":

  • (noun): An ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC.

Famous quotes containing the word israel:

    The greatest security for Israel is to create new Egypts.
    Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)

    Never since has there arisen a prophet in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 34:10.

    appoint for us, then, a king to govern us, like other nations.
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 8:5.

    Leaders of ancient Israel asking the last of the judges, Samuel, to appoint a king.