israel israel  /ˈɪz ri əl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
  2. (n) an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC

News

  1. Israel vs. England: Score and Recap for Euro U-21 Championship Match

    Israel stunned England inside Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on Tuesday, scoring a late goal to earn a hard-fought 1-0 win to conclude Group A play at the European Under-21 Championship, per The FA : Both teams had their scoring chances early. Just a few minutes into the match, Israel midfielder Yisrael Zaguri had his shot deflected just wide of the goal by England's goalkeeper: Moments later ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Israel signals readiness to limit settlement building for peace

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Monday that Israel was ready to confine Jewish settlement expansion to the blocs of occupied territory it wants to keep under any peace deal with the Palestinians, in a nod to U.S. efforts to revive stalled negotiations. Settlement construction was cited as a key reason for the breakdown of U.S.-sponsored peace talks in 2010, and ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Israel gets ready for F-35s and KC-135s

    TEL AVIV, Israel, June 10 (UPI) -- Israel's air force is getting ready to absorb its first squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the combat jet that will assure the country's aerial supremacy for years to come.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: UPI

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Quotes

  1. Earlier, US Secretary of Stae Hillary Clinton told the pro-Israel group that Israeli settlement construction in areas sought by Palestinians "exposes daylight between Israel and the United States that others in the region could hope to exploit."
    on Mar 22, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I condemn the decision by the government of Israel to advance planning for new housing units in East Jerusalem," Joe Biden said. "It's the kind of step that undermines the trust we need"
    on Mar 12, 2010 By: Joe Biden Source: Tehran Times

  3. "I believe that the government of Israel is prepared to engage in such direct talks, and I commend the prime minister for that," Obama said. "I believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu wants peace. I think he's willing to take risks for peace."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Jerusalem Post

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