an·​ti-Is·​rae·​li | \ ˌan-ˌtī-iz-ˈrā-lē How to pronounce anti-Israeli (audio) , ˌan-tē- + \

Definition of anti-Israeli

: characterized by or expressing opposition to or hostility toward Israel or Israelis : anti-israel … to ascertain to what degree there is actual overlap between anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli attitudes among Europeans … — Andrei S. Markovits, in Anti-Americanism: History, Causes, Themes, 2007

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First Known Use of anti-Israeli

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-Israeli

anti- entry 1 + Israeli entry 1

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“Anti-Israeli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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