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.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on israel:

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 ... 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 ...
Zionist Youth Movement - List of Modern Movements
... The Association of Jewish Sixthformers, based in the United Kingdom, with a branch in Shelomi, Israel ... Split from Bnei Akiva in Israel, separating its meetings for males and females, and with each branch having its own rabbi for authority ... Associated with Religious Zionism and, in Israel, the National Religious Party (most international branches are apolitical) ...
Palestine - Etymology
... to all or part of this land include Canaan, Greater Israel, Greater Syria, the Holy Land, Iudaea Province, Judea, Israel, "Israel HaShlema", Kingdom of Israel, Kingdom of Jerusalem, Land of ...
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 ... 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 would officially ask the ... 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-ranking ...
Zionist Youth Movement - History
... All emphasised aliyah (emigration to the Land of Israel) and community, with many also focussing on a return to nature ... the Kibbutz movement and most affiliated with or established Israel's political parties ... After Israel's establishment in 1948, some of the movements' roles, such as education, were taken on by the State ...

More definitions of "Israel":

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

Famous quotes containing the word israel:

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

    Do you not see that so long as society says woman has not brains enough to be a doctor, lawyer or minister, but has plenty to be a teacher, every man of you who condescends to teach, tacitly admits before all Israel and the sun that he has no more brains than a woman?
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    ...that he may learn that there is a prophet in Israel.
    Bible: Hebrew, 2 Kings 5:8.

    Elijah to the king of Israel who has received a letter from the king of Syria looking for someone to cure his commander of leprosy.