from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to modern-day Israel or its people.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of modern-day Israel.

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  • noun A person from Israel or of Israeli descent.
  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Israel, the Israeli people.

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  • noun a native or inhabitant of Israel
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Israel or its people


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  • MAJOR AVITAL LEIBOVICH, SPOKESWOMAN, ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES: According to our initial investigation with the Southern Command, we understand that, from the schoolyard, there was fire towards Israeli -- towards IDF sources, really, and we retaliated with fire.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2009

  • Note to "birthers": these hkers are ISRAELI not American by your definition of someone eligible for foreign citizenship not being Americans since they are eligible to be Israeli as all Jews are!

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  • February 18th, 2009 3: 50pm carl you must tell us have you ever been to Israel, HAVE YOU EVER MET ANY ISRAELI, S, why are you pretending to be an expert on all matters Israeli?

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  • AVITAL LEIBOVICH, ISRAELI ARMY SPOKESWOMAN: According to the initial investigation with the Southern Command, we understand that from the school yard there was fire towards Israeli -- towards IDF sources really -- and we retaliated with fire.

    CNN Transcript Jan 6, 2009

  • ARIEL SHARON, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: I think that it was maybe the major mistake of the Israeli formal government that agreed to negotiate under fire and under terror, because that caused and brought only for more demands from the Palestinians and Israel made some more concessions.

    CNN Transcript Jul 6, 2008

  • DAN GILLERMAN, ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.: Well, what is going on at the most is a number of Israeli ground troops very near to the border on the Lebanese side, trying to destroy some Hezbollah outposts.

    CNN Transcript Jul 18, 2006

  • EHUD OLMERT, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER (through translator): ... sending condolences on behalf of myself, the government, the Knesset, and the entire Israeli people to the families of those who have been killed among the civilian population and among the soldiers of the Israeli defense forces.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2006

  • DAN HALUTZ, ISRAELI ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF: If -- if rockets are launched towards Israeli cities, Beirut will be included among the targets.

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2006

  • ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: Well, it has to be a successful battle to stop the rocketing of Israeli towns and cities by the criminal Hezbollah terrorist organization.

    CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2006

  • MARK REGEV, ISRAELI FOREIGN.MIN.STRY SPOKESMAN. Well, the plan is actually interesting in that the Israeli national security goal here is almost identical to that of the international community, to the United States, to Europe, to the U.N. Security Council's own resolutions.

    CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2006


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