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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sionnoun

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


  1. Yisrael

    Israel (; Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל Yīsrāʾēl [jisʁaˈʔel]; Arabic: إِسْرَائِيل ʾIsrāʾīl), officially the State of Israel (מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל Medīnat Yīsrāʾēl [mediˈnat jisʁaˈʔel]; دَوْلَة إِسْرَائِيل Dawlat Isrāʾīl), is a country in Western Asia. Situated between the Eastern Mediterranean and the Red Sea, it is bordered by Lebanon to the north, by Syria to the northeast, by Jordan to the east, by Egypt to the southwest, and by the Palestinian territories — the West Bank along the east and the Gaza Strip along the southwest — with which it shares legal boundaries. Tel Aviv is the economic and technological center of the country, while its seat of government is in its proclaimed capital of Jerusalem, although Israeli sovereignty over East Jerusalem is unrecognized internationally.The area of modern Israel and the West Bank is of great significance to the Abrahamic religions. In ancient history, it was where Canaanite and Israelite civilizations emerged, while in the early first millennium BCE the kingdoms of Israel and Judah emerged, before falling to the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian empires, respectively. During the classical era, the region was ruled by the Achaemenid, Macedonian, Ptolemaic and Seleucid empires. In the 2nd century BCE, an independent Hasmonean kingdom emerged, before Rome conquered the area a century later. In the 7th century, the Muslim conquest of the Levant established caliphal rule. The First Crusade of the 11th century brought the founding of Crusader states, the last ending in the 13th century at the hands of the Mamluks, who lost the area to the Ottoman Empire at the onset of the 16th century. In late 19th century, Jews began immigrating to the area as part of the Zionist movement. Following World War I, the allied powers assigned the Mandate for Palestine to Britain, which during the war made a declaration of support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. After World War II and the Holocaust, the newly formed United Nations adopted the Partition Plan for Palestine, recommending the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states, and placing Jerusalem under international control. Following a civil war within Mandatory Palestine between Yishuv and Palestinian Arab forces, Israel declared independence on 14 May 1948 at the termination of the British Mandate. A day later, several surrounding Arab countries intervened, leading to the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, which concluded with the 1949 Armistice Agreements that saw Israel in control of most of the former mandate territory, while the West Bank and Gaza were held by Jordan and Egypt respectively. Over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs were expelled from or fled the territory Israel would come to control, with fewer than 150,000 Palestinian Arabs remaining within Israel. During and immediately after the war, around 260,000 Jews emigrated or fled from the Arab world to Israel. Israel has since fought wars with several Arab countries, and since the 1967 Six-Day War has occupied the Syrian Golan Heights and the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip—the longest military occupation in modern history—though whether Gaza remains occupied following the Israeli disengagement is disputed. Israel has effectively annexed East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, though these actions have been rejected as illegal by the international community, and established settlements within the occupied territories, which are also considered illegal under international law. While Israel has signed peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, and has normalized relations with a number of other Arab countries, it remains formally at war with Syria and Lebanon, and efforts to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict have thus far stalled. The country has a parliamentary system, proportional representation, and universal suffrage. The prime minister serves as head of government, while the Knesset is the unicameral legislature. An OECD member, Israel is a highly developed country with a very high standard of living, performing very high in measures of education, life expectancy, wealth per adult, happiness and per capita income. With a population of over nine million people, it has the world's 28th-largest economy by nominal GDP.


  1. yisrael

    Yisrael – also known as Israel – refers to several interconnected elements within Judaism. 1. It is the name given to Jacob, the biblical patriarch, after he wrestled with an angel (Genesis 32:28). Yisrael means "he who struggles with God" in Hebrew. 2. It is the collective name for the twelve tribes descended from Jacob's sons, forming the nation of ancient Israel. 3. In modern times, it refers to the State of Israel, a country in the Middle East established in 1948 as a homeland for Jews. 4. It is also used to define all Jewish people worldwide, regardless of whether they live in the State of Israel or not. The term "Am Yisrael" means "the people of Israel".

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Yisrael is ranked #41038 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Yisrael surname appeared 531 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Yisrael.

    80% or 425 total occurrences were Black.
    10.7% or 57 total occurrences were White.
    3.2% or 17 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.2% or 17 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.8% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yisrael in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yisrael in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of yisrael in a Sentence

  1. Avigdor Lieberman:

    Time and again and without exception, in every election, 'unknown forces' get involved and harm Yisrael Beitenu's right to participate fairly, every time we have known how to deal with it and we came out stronger. This time we will also be strengthened.

  2. Yair Lapid:

    Listen to something amazing, of all the big parties in the Knesset Likud, Labor, Jewish Home, Shas, Yisrael Beitenu we are the only party, the only one, where none of its leaders or members have ever been investigated, suspected of anything, detained, used the right to remain silent, been indicted or sat in prison. The only one. I can't believe I am listing this as an achievement.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Yisrael Beitenu's imbroglio is Bibi's good news.

  4. Mike Pence:

    I'm privileged to be joined today by a leader in the Jewish Community here in Michigan who's kind enough to join us today. I thought it might be appropriate if Rabbi Loren Jacobs would come out from Shema Yisrael Synagogue and offer a word of prayer for the fallen, for their families, and for our nation.

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