ALL meanings of israel

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  • noun israel a republic in SW Asia, on the Mediterranean: formed as a Jewish state May 1948. 7984 sq. mi. (20,679 sq. km). Capital: Jerusalem. 1
  • noun israel the people traditionally descended from Jacob; the Hebrew or Jewish people. 1
  • noun israel a name given to Jacob after he had wrestled with the angel. Gen. 32:28. 1
  • noun israel the northern kingdom of the Hebrews, including 10 of the 12 tribes, sometimes called by the name of the chief tribe, Ephraim. Capital: Samaria. 1
  • noun israel a group considered by its members or by others as God's chosen people. 1
  • noun israel a male given name. 1
  • noun israel modern country 1
  • noun israel Bible: people 1
  • noun israel ancient kingdom 1
  • noun israel 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) 0
  • noun israel the ancient kingdom of the 12 Hebrew tribes at the SE end of the Mediterranean 0
  • noun israel 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 0
  • noun israel the Jewish community throughout the world 0
  • noun israel a masculine name: dim. Izzy 0
  • noun israel Jacob 0
  • noun israel the Jewish people, as descendants of Jacob 0
  • noun israel ancient land of the Hebrews at the SE end of the Mediterranean 0
  • noun israel kingdom in the N part of this region, formed (10th cent. b.c.) by the ten tribes of Israel that broke with Judah & Benjamin 0
  • noun israel 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 0
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