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Israeli

[iz-rey-lee] /ɪzˈreɪ li/
noun, plural Israelis (especially collectively) Israeli.
1.
a native or inhabitant of modern Israel.
adjective
2.
of or relating to modern Israel or its inhabitants.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < Hebrew yisrāʿēlī, equivalent to Yisrā'ēl Israel + suffix of appurtenance
Related forms
anti-Israeli, noun, adjective
pro-Israeli, noun, adjective
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Israeli

/ɪzˈreɪlɪ/
noun (pl) -lis, -li
1.
a citizen or inhabitant of the state of Israel
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the state of Israel or its inhabitants
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Word Origin and History for antiisraeli

Israeli

1948; from Israel + Hebrew national designation suffix -i. Coined to distinguish citizens of the modern state from the ancient people who had been known in English since late 14c. as Israelites.

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