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I. The State of Israel – II. History – III. Society

I. The State of Israel

The formal full name, State of Israel (Heb. Medinat Yisrael), calls attention to the spatial divergence between the political entity and the geographical and historical Erets Israel (Land of Israel, Palestine and its linguistic equivalents). Israel is located in southwest Asia, on the southern stretch of the eastern coast of the Mediterranean. In its northern half, inland from the shore, is the …

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Gutmann, Emanuel, Knauf, Ernst Axel, Otto, Eckart, Niehr, Herbert, Kessler, Rainer, Hopkins, David C., Dan, Joseph, Kaufman, Ilana and Carmel, Alex, “Israel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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