Israeli or Israelite?

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In this sentence: This ritual was performed to help eliminate the sins of the Iraeli (Israelite) people.

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This ritual was performed to help eliminate the sins of the Israeli people.
asked Feb 14 '13 at 19:02 Donnamarie Needle New member

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'Israeli' is used for a  citizen of Israel since it became a country in 1948. 'Isrealite' refers to the inhabitants of ancient Israel who belonged to one of the tribes of Israel. There were no Israelis before 1948.

link edited Feb 15 '13 at 00:13 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

I think you need to air blast your keyboard Lewis. You've got crumbs under the "r" & "s", I think.

Patty TFeb 14 '13 at 22:55

Thanks, and you are right. It's a new laptop and sometimes you really have to pound them. I usually catch it, but not always. Don't get a Toshiba.

Lewis NeidhardtFeb 15 '13 at 00:08

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