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:

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 ... 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 ...
Zionist Youth Movement - History
... All emphasised aliyah (emigration to the Land of Israel) and community, with many also focussing on a return to nature ... particularly building 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 ...
Joseph's Tomb - History of The Identification and Use of The Site - Since 2000
... in October, citing security reasons, Israel re-imposed a ban on Jewish pilgrims obtaining special permits and travelling to the tomb ... 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 Palestinian Authority to carry out repairs at 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 Israeli delegation in 10 years ...
Zionist Youth Movement - List of Modern Movements
... 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
... part of this land include Canaan, Greater Israel, Greater Syria, the Holy Land, Iudaea Province, Judea, Israel, "Israel HaShlema", Kingdom of Israel, Kingdom of ...

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:

    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.

    For in the division of the nations of the whole earth he set a ruler over every people; but Israel is the Lord’s portion: whom, being his firstborn, he nourisheth with discipline, and giving him the light of his love doth not forsake him. Therefore all their works are as the sun before him, and his eyes are continually upon their ways.
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 17:17-9.

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