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Israeli Line breaks: Is|raeli
Pronunciation: /ɪzˈreɪli/

Definition of Israeli in English:


Relating to the modern country of Israel.
Example sentences
  • So it could happen in London too, since one can be critical of Israeli policy and still support its right to exist.
  • Many of the houses I visited were riddled with bullets or had lost their roofs after Israeli attacks.
  • That will allow the number of illegal Israeli settlements in occupied territory to be increased.

noun (plural Israelis)

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A native or inhabitant of Israel, or a person of Israeli descent.
Example sentences
  • National identity for Israelis is to a large extent bound up with their identity as Jews.
  • Native born Israelis are called Sabras, named for a cactus fruit gown in the desert.
  • What Sadat and Begin proved in the 70s is that peace is possible between Arabs and Israelis.

Words that rhyme with Israeli

bailey, bailie, capercaillie, Cayley, ceilidh, daily, Daley, Daly, Disraeli, Eilidh, feyly, gaily, Haley, Hayley, Rayleigh, scaly, shaly, ukulele

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