from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native-born Israeli.

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  • n. A native-born Israeli.


Hebrew ṣābār, sabra, prickly pear; see ṣbr in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • Speaking of "native culture" the real natives, the Palestinians, are not subject of debate but rather the "sabra" as a starting point of "civilization" allegedly connecting directly back to biblical times, so the Israelis argumentation.

    Palestine Chronicle - Headlines

  • The creation of a "New Man" which finds its expression in the "sabra" cult, can teach much about the "ideological makeup of the new Jewish society" that settled in Palestine, so the author.

    Palestine Chronicle - Headlines

  • A "sabra" is merely a Jew who was born in Palestine, i.e., the son or daughter of an immigrant from Poland,


  • Furthermore, the "sabra" is described as "a victim of circumstances, or a victim of cruelty of the generation before him, or the curelty of Jewish history.

    Palestine Chronicle - Headlines

  • Yizhar was therefore a sabra, part of the new generation, untainted by exile, who bore on their shoulders the expectation of the new nation waiting to be born.

    Reareading: Jacqueline Rose on Khirbet Khizeh

  • How many palestinians have died as a result of malnutrition and disease caused by relocation etc. thousands were killed in the 1948 war, thousands in sabra and shatilla … thousands have died SINCE 2000, your numbers are all wrong. were killed in the holocaust, cause the others died of natural causes. whatever levitra Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » The Dissonance

  • This generation of sabra leaders, and some of their partners, whom you helped leave the Soviet Union, seem to have even lost the sense of what it means to be part of a Jewish minority.

    Bradley Burston: American Jews Without Israel, Israel Without U.S. Jews

  • Not just the Palestinians are a mystery to them, nor just the Israeli Arabs, nor asylum seekers from Darfur, nor the very sabra children of foreign workers.

    Bradley Burston: American Jews Without Israel, Israel Without U.S. Jews

  • After centuries of acute Jewish sensitivity to the feelings, the hopes, the pain of minorities, too many of these sabra leaders, couldn't -- and still can't -- seem to fathom minorities at all.

    Bradley Burston: American Jews Without Israel, Israel Without U.S. Jews

  • But it also fit that his father, Benjamin, a pediatrician, was a sabra, a native-born Israeli as distinct from a Diaspora Jew who settled in Israel.



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