[ noun ] (government,geography) Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
country Israeli Middle_East Jerusalem Tel_Aviv accho Sodom Bethelem West_Bank Dead_Sea Negev Golan_Heights Haifa caesarea mount_carmel Jordan galilee bethlehem Gomorrah Gaza_Strip kibbutz idf haganah mossad general_security_services sayeret a'man 15_may_organization pflp-gc kach moshav fatah_tanzim
[ noun ] (Old Testament,geography) originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem
"the inhabitants of Jerusalem are personified as `the daughter of Zion'"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 28075