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sabra...

Sabra is the name of the fruit that grows on the prickly pear cactus throughout the middle east. It is also the word used to describe a native-born Israeli.
People of Israel
For the Israelis the sabra defines the national character; sharp and prickly on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside.

The word comes from the Hebrew name of the plant - tzabar. In Arabic sabr is both the word for cactus and for patience. The Palestinians have adopted the sabra as a national symbol representing patience and perseverance.


The first time sabra was used to describe Israeli character dates back to an article published in 1931 by journalist Uri Kesari entitled 'We Are the Leaves of the Sabra!'
 
 
 
MUSIC OF ISRAEL
 
Traditional Music

Sylvie Sivann


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Tsour michelo
 
 
 
CHINESE JEWS FROM KAIFENG ARRIVE IN ISRAEL 2009
 

 
 
 
 
 
Flag of Israel  
Location: Middle East
Status: UN Country
Capital City: Jerusalem (Yerushalayim)
Main Cities: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Haifa
Population: 5,672,000
Area: 20,770 km2
Currency: 1 euro = 100 cents
Languages: 1 new shekel = 100 agorot
Religions: Jewish, Muslim
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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