State of Israel


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Noun1.State of Israel - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of MediterraneanState of Israel - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
al-Asifa, al-Fatah, Fatah - a Palestinian political and military organization founded by Yasser Arafat in 1958 to work toward the creation of a Palestinian state; during the 1960s and 1970s trained terrorist and insurgent groups; "al-Fatah carried out numerous acts of international terrorism in western Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s"
Fatah Tanzim, Tanzim - a terrorist group organized by Yasser Arafat in 1995 as the armed wing of al-Fatah; serves a dual function of violent confrontation with Israel and serves as Arafat's unofficial militia to prevent rival Islamists from usurping leadership
Kach, Kahane Chai - a terrorist organization founded for Jewish defense; fights antisemitism and hopes to restore the biblical state of Israel
PFLP-GC, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command - a Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that conducted several attacks in western Europe
15 May Organization - a terrorist organization formed in 1979 by a faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine but disbanded in the 1980s when key members left to join a faction of al-Fatah
Iz Al-Din Al-Qassam Battalions, Qassam Brigades, Salah al-Din Battalions - the military arm of Hamas responsible for suicide bombings and other attacks on Israel
kibbutz - a collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel; children are reared collectively
moshav - a cooperative Israeli village or settlement comprised of small farms
Haganah - the clandestine military wing of the Jewish leadership during the British rule over the mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948; became the basis for the Israeli defense force
IDF, Israeli Defense Force - the ground and air and naval forces of Israel
sayeret, Sayeret Matkal, Sayeret Mat'kal - Israel's elite secret commando unit responsible for counterterrorist and top secret intelligence gathering and hostage rescue missions
A'man - the Israeli military intelligence which produces comprehensive national intelligence briefings for the prime minister and the cabinet
Mossad - the Israeli foreign intelligence agency; "the primary focus of the Mossad is on Arab nations"
General Security Services, Shin Bet - the Israeli domestic counterintelligence and internal security agency; "the Shin Bet also handles overall security for Israel's national airline"
Middle East, Mideast, Near East - the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century; "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
Accho, Akka, Akko, Acre - a town and port in northwestern Israel in the eastern Mediterranean
West Bank - an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians
Galilee - an area of northern Israel; formerly the northern part of Palestine and the ancient kingdom of Israel; the scene of Jesus's ministry
Gaza, Gaza Strip - a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt; "he is a Palestinian from Gaza"
Golan, Golan Heights - a fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria; "artillery on the Golan Heights can dominate a large area of Israel"
capital of Israel, Jerusalem - capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
Caesarea - an ancient seaport in northwestern Israel; an important Roman city in ancient Palestine
Sodom - (Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Gomorrah) was destroyed by God for the wickedness of its inhabitants
Gomorrah, Gomorrha - (Old Testament) an ancient city near the Dead Sea that (along with Sodom) was destroyed by God for the vice and depravity of its inhabitants
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yalo - the largest city and financial center of Israel; located in western Israel on the Mediterranean
Haifa, Hefa - a major port in northwestern Israel
Negev, Negev Desert - a desert in southern Israel
Dead Sea - a saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan; its surface in 1292 feet below sea level
Mount Carmel - a mountain range in northwestern Israel near the Mediterranean coast; "according to the Old Testament, Elijah defeated the priests of Baal at Mount Carmel"
Israeli - a native or inhabitant of Israel
Translations
Staat Israel
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Two significant aspects must be kept in mind to understand the idea of conceiving, establishing and expansion of the State of Israel.
Historically, the Jewish National Fund (JNF) pioneered efforts to aid the burgeoning State of Israel, purchasing and developing land in the Ottoman Empire's territories which would later form large swaths of the modern Jewish state.
From the perspective of comparative law, Shetreet and Homolka explore how Jewish law is maintained and practiced in the Diaspora, how it is practiced in State of Israel, and other sources and inspirations for Israeli law.
Pavlo Klimkin and the Israeli delegation is headed by the Minister of the Environmental Protection and Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage of the State of Israel Mr .
The territories included in these tenders are being managed as if they are part of the State of Israel to which Israeli state law applies.
This is being met by a major public relations campaign calling this, and any criticism of the state of Israel, anti-Semitism.
A government delegation consisting of Macedonia's Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, Foreign Minister Nikola Poposki and the Minister without Portfolio responsible for attracting foreign investments, Jerry Naumoff, paid a working visit to the State of Israel on 9 December.
To attack Jews is anti-Semitism, but an outright attack on the State of Israel is also anti-Semitism," the Pope told a World Jewish Congress delegation.
They did not succeed and 750,000 Arabs found themselves stranded in refugee camps in Arab lands where they have been cynically kept and never absorbed as the illequipped new state of Israel had to do for its refugees.
Minister of Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission Andrei Slepnyov and Minister of Economy of Israel Naftali Bennett announced in Jerusalem the beginning of the work of the joint study group regarding the feasibility of signing the agreement in free trade between the Customs Union countries and the State of Israel.
The state of Israel refuses to sign any future agreements acknowledging that Israel lacks sovereignty of regions beyond the '67 borders.
Washington, Mar 23 ( ANI ): US President Barack Obama has vowed to ensure that the Holocaust never happens again with the survival of the Jewish state of Israel.