Israel is a state on the eastern seaboard of the Mediterranean. It is smaller in size than New Jersey. Israel was created by the Zionist movement who came from Western Europe in the first half of the 20th century, in 1948. Prior to 1948 the same land was called Palestine.
Today's Israel is made up of a Jewish majority and an Arab minority. The Arab minority is made up of Palestinians who stayed in their towns and cities after 1948, despite numerous massacres and systematic attacks aimed at killing them or forcing them to flee. Despite being made up of 20% Arabs (Both Christian and Muslim), Israel defines itself as a Jewish state.
Along the years the state of Israel along with its educational and governmental institutions have put in place a system of discriminatory, racist, and hateful tactics aimed at breaking down the Arabs who stayed behind, in hopes that one day Israel will be made up of 100% Jewish blood.
Israel gets most of its financial and military support from the United States. It has succeeded in keeping this ally at bay by employing a well oiled PR machine. In a nutshell Israel has complete control over what the American citizen watches on TV and in various other electronic media outlets. By carefully manipulating viewers, Israel can guarantee that the American public will continue to support its own government's aid and support to Israel. Networks who work hand in hand with the Israeli government and the Israeli lobby include, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX news, CBS, ABC and NBC. Another tactic often used by the pro-Israel lobby is discrediting anyone who speaks unfavorably (or the truth) about Israel by labeling him/her an Anti-Semite, also known as “the Anti-Semite card”.
Israel will eventually lead to the destruction of the United States and the erosion of its economy. This partnership will one day cost us more than a mere $6 billion a year. Just like being a friend with someone whose reputation and actions can destroy one's life, so can this relationship of dominance Israel has had over the U.S. for the last few decades.
Despite all this, however, Israel has managed to inadvertently create a prison for itself. The people of Israel now live in a prison of their own creation, surrounded by a 24ft wall (that is supposed to protect Israelis from suicide bombings by Palestinians in the Occupied Territories) to the east, the sea to the west, a desert to the south. Israel has failed at making friends and has succeeded in creating enemies. Violence begets violence and suffering begets suffering. Israelis walk their own streets in fear. “Suspicious Packages” are a daily occurrence where people’s daily life is disrupted by the fear that someone has planted a bomb in a shopping mall, a bank, a restaurant, on the train or on the bus. The Israeli economy isn’t something to be proud of as most of it is sustained by the occasional financial boost from the US. Israelis live in fear and paranoia 24/7 in a large scale self made prison that is about 200 miles long and about 30 miles across.
Hey Israel, enjoy your self made prison. You earned it.
a country the size of your fingernail that gets 10% of all international media coverage and has more trouble than half the rest of the world.
"holy shit, did you see what just happened in Israel?"
Israel is a country located in the middle east. Its capital city is Jerusalem. it has about 6,500,000 inhabitants. 81.5% of the population are jews, 17 % arabs and the remaining are christians, druze, circassian and other small communities.
Hebrew and arabic are the official languages of israel.
" Last year i traveled in Israel, i went to the holly places in Jerusalem, swimmed in the Sea of Galilee, and went clubbin in Tel-aviv"
Something everyone wants, but has no oil (see Chanukah).
Antonym: See Saudi Arabia for 'something no one wants, but has oil.'
"That mercedes is a lot like Israel."
1. The place to go if you want incredible falafel or shwarma, gorgeous wrap-around skirts, an abundance of kosher restaurants, camels and stray cats at every turn, and the most wonderful, breathtaking hikes you could possibly imagine.
2. Kind of like Teaneck, only less expensive.
Yeshiva Girl 1: Nice skirt! Where did you get it?
Yeshiva Girl 2: Why, Israel, of course!
A really tiny country surronded by countries that either hate it or do not like it very, very much, but they have held on to that same stip of land for thousands of years.
1. "Soon, the Earth will be USA and Israel."
2. Israel may be small but it could whip your country's ass.
A legal and internationally recognized state created by the United Nations in 1948 as a result of the 1,878 year old documented history of extreme and senselss hatred against the Jewish people following the Roman destruction of their capital, Jerusalem, in 70 AD.
The purpose of modern day Israel is to protect and provide a home and safe-haven to Jewish people.
1. Battlefield since 5000 BC.
2. Home of Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
3. Gets more media coverage then any other country.
4. A place that the rest of the middle east, and probably half of the world, want to blow up.
5. A country with really hot girls.
1. Wow, the Jews rebelled three times, and the last time the Romans invaded, destroying homes and raping wives?
Terrorist 1: Lets blow up Israel!
Terrorist 2: We can't America is giving it a bunch of weapons.
Terrorist 1: Ohh....LETS BLOW UP AMERICA!!
2. I visited Israel with my Islam and Christian friend!
3. Tonight, on CNN; we have nothing better to do than to cover another terrorist attack on Israel...
Jon Stewart: Wow.
4. Iran: LETS BLOW UP ISRAEL!
Iraq: LETS BLOW UP ISRAEL!
Jordan: LETS BLOW UP ISRAEL!
Pakistan: LETS BLOW UP ISRAEL!
Lebanon: LETS BLOW UP ISRAEL!
5. College kid: Holy shit, visiting Israel was worth it.
College kid 2: Hell yea check out that ass!