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    • Join Date: Dec 2005
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    Cool Israelite vs Israeli

    Other than historical explanation, why do we no longer use the term "Israelite" and resort to "Israeli"?

    Thank you in advance

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: Israelite vs Israeli

    An Israelite was a member of the ancient Hebrew nation; an Israeli is an inhabitant of the modern state of Israel.

    Israelite carried a denigrating tone in the last two centuries.

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