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Old 14 Mar 2005, 05:40 PM   #1
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Correct Term and Meaning...

People in America is American, people in Japan is Japanese,
China is Chinese, England is English...

But why use the term Jewish for Israel people since the
country is called Israel....

Should it be Israelish or Israelian instead Jewish?

Jewish is religion or am I misunderstood this????



I always wondered about that....
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 01:15 AM   #2
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The word is "Israeli." Most (not all) Israelis are Jewish.
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 03:03 AM   #3
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Israeli is a nationality, or location-adjective (like English, which according to some is not a nationality); Jewish is a race or religion (the latter is also called Hebrew IIRC, which for its part is also a language and character set).
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 10:29 AM   #4
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Israeli is a nationality, or location-adjective (like English, which according to some is not a nationality); Jewish is a race or religion (the latter is also called Hebrew IIRC, which for its part is also a language and character set).
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 11:26 AM   #5
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What about Cote D'Voire?
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 02:11 PM   #6
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Ivoirian.
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 04:05 AM   #7
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There is a town in Southern Maryland called Lusby. Does that mean the people there are called Lusbians?
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Old 4 Sep 2021, 01:36 PM   #8
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Israeli is a nationality, or location-adjective (like English, which according to some is not a nationality); Jewish is a race or religion (the latter is also called Hebrew IIRC, which for its part is also a language and character set).
Thats what I thought also Bob........ I just thought of it now actually when I read this thread........
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Old 7 Sep 2021, 08:37 AM   #9
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Israeli is a nationality, or location-adjective (like English, which according to some is not a nationality); Jewish is a race or religion (the latter is also called Hebrew IIRC, which for its part is also a language and character set).
Actually in Israeli documents like birth certificates you would never find "Israeli" in the nationality field. Several people in Israel have tried to register their nationality as "Israeli" and the courts have always ruled against it, claiming there's no such ting as an "Israeli nation". The majority of Israel's residents have "Jewish" in that field. In Israeli passports "Israeli" is written in the "Nationality" field, but the name corresponding field in Hebrew means "citizenship" rather than "nationality". A "Race" field would not be politically correct... The "politics of identity" in Israel is quite complex, and anyway we should not discuss politics in these forums.
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There is a town in Southern Maryland called Lusby. Does that mean the people there are called Lusbians?
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People in America is American, people in Japan is Japanese,
China is Chinese, England is English...

But why use the term Jewish for Israel people since the country is called Israel....

Should it be Israelish or Israelian instead Jewish?

Jewish is religion or am I misunderstood this????

I always wondered about that....
Yes. Israel is a country. Being Jewish, believing in Judaism, is a religion. Not everyone in Israel is Jewish.

People who live in Israel are Israelis, regardless of their religion.

And people can be Jewish no matter where they live.
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