Israel


Israel

Israel [iz-ree-uh l, -rey-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a republic in SW Asia, on the Mediterranean: formed as a Jewish state May 1948. 7984 sq. mi. (20,679 sq. km). Capital: Jerusalem.
  2. the people traditionally descended from Jacob; the Hebrew or Jewish people.
  3. a name given to Jacob after he had wrestled with the angel. Gen. 32:28.
  4. the northern kingdom of the Hebrews, including 10 of the 12 tribes, sometimes called by the name of the chief tribe, Ephraim. Capital: Samaria.
  5. a group considered by its members or by others as God’s chosen people.
  6. a male given name.

Origin of Israel before 1000; Middle English, Old English Latin Isrāēl Greek Isrāḗl Hebrew Yisrā’ēl literally, God perseveresRelated formspro-Is·ra·el, adjective Examples from the Web for israel Contemporary Examples of israel

  • In Israel, however, a new law took effect January 1st that banned the use of underweight models.

    How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models

    Carrie Arnold

    January 8, 2015

  • Models in Israel will have to maintain a BMI of 18.5 or higher if they want to stay employed.

    How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models

    Carrie Arnold

    January 8, 2015

  • If the Israel model ban were directed towards disordered eating, Ravin says she would support it whole-heartedly.

    How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models

    Carrie Arnold

    January 8, 2015

  • At some point during his busy schedule, Israel found the time to write a book, titled The Global War on Morris.

    Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’

    Asawin Suebsaeng

    January 7, 2015

  • Anthony Goldstein probably chose a trip to the Quidditch World Cup over his Birthright trip to Israel.

    Harry Potter and the Torah of Terror

    Candida Moss, Joel Baden

    January 4, 2015

  • Historical Examples of israel

  • Devote, then, ye mothers of Israel, devote your babes to piety and God!

    Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I

    Francis Augustus Cox

  • To this he answered, “I am not sent, but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

    Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II

    Francis Augustus Cox

  • It is said of Israel, “he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.”

    Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I

    Francis Augustus Cox

  • Israel relapsed into idolatry, and God punished them with the scourge of war.

    Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I

    Francis Augustus Cox

  • He is a hound of Israel who would sell you to the best bidder.

    Leila, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • British Dictionary definitions for israel Israel noun

    1. a republic in SW Asia, on the Mediterranean Sea: established in 1948, in the former British mandate of Palestine, as a primarily Jewish state; 8 disputes with Arab neighbours (who did not recognize the state of Israel), erupted into full-scale wars in 1948, 1956, 1967 (the Six Day War), and 1973 (the Yom Kippur War). In 1993 Israel agreed to grant autonomous status to the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, according to the terms of a peace agreement with the PLO. Official languages: Hebrew and Arabic. Religion: Jewish majority, Muslim and Christian minorities. Currency: shekel. Capital: Jerusalem (international recognition withheld as East Jerusalem was annexed (1967) by Israel: UN recognized capital: Tel Aviv). Pop: 7 707 042 (2013 est). Area (including Golan Heights and East Jerusalem): 21 946 sq km (8473 sq miles)
      1. the ancient kingdom of the 12 Hebrew tribes at the SE end of the Mediterranean
      2. the kingdom in the N part of this region formed by the ten northern tribes of Israel in the 10th century bc and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 bc
    2. informal the Jewish community throughout the world

    Word Origin and History for israel Israel

    Old English, “the Jewish people,” from Latin Israel, from Greek, from Hebrew yisra’el “he that striveth with God” (Gen. xxxii.28), symbolic proper name conferred on Jacob and extended to his descendants, from sara “he fought, contended” + El “God.” As an independent Jewish state in the country formerly called Palestine, it is attested from 1948.

    israel in Culture Israel

    The name given to Jacob after he wrestled with God. Israel is also the name of the northern kingdom of the Israelites, when their nation was split in two after the death of King Solomon. (See under “World Geography.”)

    Israel

    Republic in the Middle East, formerly part of Palestine. Israel is bordered by Lebanon to the north, Syria and Jordan to the east, the Gulf of Aqaba (an arm of the Red Sea) to the south, Egypt (see also Egypt) to the southwest, and the Mediterranean Sea to the west. Its capital and largest city is Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem).

    Note The state of Israel, a homeland for Jews (see also Jews) worldwide, was proclaimed in 1948. Since then, conflict has arisen because of opposition by the surrounding Arab peoples to the formation of a Jewish state on what they consider Arab territory (see Arab-Israeli conflict).Note As a move toward permanent peace between Israel and the Arab states, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat met with U. S. President James Earl Carter in the United States and signed a peace treaty in 1979.Note The United States has been Israel’s major supporter, but Israeli settlements on the West Bank strained U.S.-Israel relations.Note Periodic Palestinian intifadas against Israeli domination of the West Bank and Gaza Strip continue.

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