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
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Recognition of the state of Israel was withheld by the Vatican in part because it saw the legitimacy of the state of Israel as resting on the 1946 U.
Jerusalem, he declared, would remain "the united and undivided capital of the State of Israel, with the Temple Mount in its center for all eternity.
There'll be an earthquake the like of which the state of Israel has never seen before".
Florence was a stop on an underground railroad that would eventually carry the liberated slaves to freedom in the holy land that was not yet the state of Israel.
Gala Event at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood Celebrated the 60(th) Anniversary of the State of Israel
Within the framework of his official visit to the State of Israel on 30 April, Nikola Poposki, Macedonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, met his host Avigdor Lieberman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel.
Benzion Netanyahu was part of the lobiest movement, who during the Nakba tragedy in 1948, refused to pertain to the split of Israel and Palestine, but rather create one state of Israel which would include what is now modern day Jordan.
NEW YORK, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC mourns the passing of Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Papal Nuncio to the USA and former Papal Nuncio to the State of Israel.
JERUSALEM, April 20, 2010 (WAFA)- As the state of Israel celebrates its creation, over 8 million Palestinian refugees who lost their homes and were driven out of their country by Zionist militias are still living in the shadow of the catastrophic event that took place 62 years ago, said Dimitri Diliani, Member of Fateh Movement Revolutionary Council.
When the State of Israel takes steps to protect its citizens from suicide bombers and incessant rocket attacks instigated by Hamas, whose stated philosophy is to destroy the State of Israel, Mr Burden appears offended.
Pictured l-r: Aryeh Bourkoff, co-chair of series and board member AFHU; Joshua Olshin, co-chair of series and Board Member AFHU; Uzi Rosen, president and CEO of Bank Leumi USA; Zvi Chalamish, chief fiscal officer, State of Israel Ministry of Finance.
The announcement sparked sharp feelings among union members Thursday, and the Anti-Defamation League denounced the meeting, calling the group's campaign to promote boycott, divestment and sanctions against the state of Israel ``deplorable and offensive.