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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"With God's help we will extend Jewish sovereignty to all the settlements as part of the (biblical) Land of Israel, as part of the State of Israel," Netanyahu reiterated an election promise made five months ago but giving no timeframe to do such a move.
Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the State of Israel, DuA!ko Kovacevic submitted credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
Agreement for strengthening trade cooperation was made between representatives of the State of Israel and Bulgarian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Promotion Agency (BSMEPA).
A statement by the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "What was reported across some media and social media about the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Sultanate and the State of Israel is entirely unfounded." "The Sultanate is keen to exert all efforts to create favourable diplomatic conditions to restore contacts between all international and regional parties to work towards achieving peace between the Palestinian National Authority and the Government of the State of Israel, leading to the establishment of an independent State of Palestine," the Ministry's statement added.
There is something important in this tripartite meeting of the two superpowers in the State of Israel, to testify a thousand testimonies about the international status of the State of Israel today among nations."
The Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania congratulated Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Speaker of the Knesset of the State of Israel, and all the people of Israel on behalf of the Seimas and on his own behalf on the occasion of the Anniversary of Independence of the State of Israel.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the State of Israel on his victory in the parliamentary election.
ON March 25 2019 US President Donald Trump, officially announced recognition of Golan Heights as part sovereign part of state of Israel. Golan Heights, the Syrian territory is under occupation of Israel since 1967, occupied during Six days war.
The goal of undoing the state of Israel has long been abandoned.
According to the Knesset's website, Levin said, "I wish to mention the Jewish Nation-State Law, one of the most important laws ever enacted by Knesset Yisrael; a foundation for the existence of the State of Israel and its character as the national home of the Jewish people."
Speaking at the state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries near Tel Aviv and standing in front of a display of weapons that he had just toured, Netanyahu explained, "This is an offensive force that belongs to the State of Israel and is relevant for all of our different fronts," according to a report by Jerusalem Post.
Introduced by Netanyahu's Likud Party, the so-called "National Law" bill says "the land of Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people, in which the State of Israel was established, and the State of Israel is the national state of the Jewish people, in which they apply their natural, cultural and historical right to self-determination."