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Israel

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Noun

1. israel, sion, state of israel, yisrael, zion

Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine

2. israel

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

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Israel

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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 minority. Currency: shekel. Capital: Jerusalem (international recognition withheld as East Jerusalem was annexed (1967) by Israel: UN recognized capital: Tel Aviv). Pop: 8 321 570 (2017 est). Area (including Golan Heights and East Jerusalem): 21 946 sq km (8473 sq miles)
2. 
a. 
the ancient kingdom of the 12 Hebrew tribes at the SE end of the Mediterranean
b. 
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
3. informal
the Jewish community throughout the world

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Israel

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noun
1. 
a masculine name: dim. Izzy
2.  Bible
Jacob
so named after wrestling with the angel: Gen. 32:28
3. 
the Jewish people, as descendants of Jacob
1. 
ancient land of the Hebrews at the SE end of the Mediterranean
2. 
kingdom in the N part of this region, formed (10th cent. b.c.) by the ten tribes of Israel that broke with Judah & Benjamin
3. 
country between the Mediterranean Sea & Jordan: established (1948) as a Jewish state according to the United Nations plan (1947) partitioning Palestine into Arab and Jewish states: 8,463 sq mi (21,919 sq km); pop. 4,038,000; cap. Jerusalem

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Israel

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n.
1. Bible
a. Jacob.
b. The descendants of Jacob.
2. Judaism The Hebrew people, past, present, and future, regarded as the chosen people of God by virtue of the covenant of Jacob.
1. An ancient kingdom of Palestine. According to the Bible, it was founded by Saul (c. 1025 BC), was greatly reduced in size when its southern part became the kingdom of Judah (c. 930), and was eventually overthrown by the Assyrians (c. 720).
2. A country of southwest Asia on the eastern Mediterranean Sea. It was established as a primarily Jewish state in 1948, largely along the lines of a United Nations partition plan for Palestine. Discord between Israel and neighboring Arab states led to numerous wars between 1948 and 1973. In the Six-Day War (1967) Israel occupied the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the Sinai Peninsula, the Golan Heights, and Jerusalem's Old City, annexing the latter two territories in 1980 and 1981. Israel returned Sinai to Egypt in 1982 and passed partial control of Gaza and the West Bank to the Palestinians by agreements signed in 1993 and 1994, but peace efforts were hampered by outbreaks of violence, by disagreement over the status of Jerusalem, and by the building of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories. Jerusalem is the capital.

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