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Warning: Please remember, this is a fan made
character for the anime
of Hetalia. So this character isn’t even in the anime. By creating this fan made character, I am in no ways trying to bash anyone’s beliefs. That being said, and knowing this is a very sensitive subject, please try to keep from debates in the comment section
that’s not what comment sections are for
. Since it is a fictional
character, I don’t see any need in unnecessary fights/debates. That’s the last thing I would want from this. Let’s just all try to find common ground and get along ^^
Oh, and no "Pairing Wars" or "OC wars". I mean, SERIOUSLY. How immature is that? =_=
And please don't snoop through month old comments on this just to start an argument. It's happened on this deviation before, surprisingly, and it made everything miserable for
me and this whole issue is being dragged on by someone to this day
Also, Israel =/= Judaism, ok--//sighs
Human infoHuman name:
State of Israel; Medinat
Language(s): Hebrew, Arabic, English, and Russian. (Israel has no official language, but these 4 are the most common spoken)Demonym:
"Hope is the way to go"National Anthem:
Haktivah (The Hope)Currency:
New ShekelIndependence Day:
May 14, 1948 (65 yrs. old as of 2013)Geography
Israel is a country in the Middle East. The geography of Israel is very diverse, with desert conditions in the south, and snow-capped mountains in the north. Israel borders the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. The total area of Israel is 20,770 sq km, making it slightly smaller than New Jersey. The climate is temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas. The terrain of Israel is also very diverse, with the Negev desert in the south, a low coastal plain, central mountains, and the Jordan Rift Valley. Israel enjoys long, warm, dry summers (April-October) and generally mild winters (November-March) with somewhat drier, cooler weather in hilly regions, such as Jerusalem and Safed. Appearance:Face:
Her face is an oval shape. She has a prominent nose,
high cheekbones, and medium sized lips. Her hazel eyes are almond shaped and she has soft-angled eyebrows. She prefers to wear only a little make up, if any at all; she will wear it on occasions.Body:
Israel has olive tanned skin. She's vertically challenged and shorter than most other nations (to her chagrin and other's amusement). She has some extra fat as well as some muscles from knowing Krav Maga and training in the IDF, but overall she's not very strong and is more gifted in agility. She has small feet and calloused hands. Her figure is toned and curvy with her cup size being a full B to a small C. Hair:
Shira's hair would be described as "hard to manage". It's quite curly, poofy, and often gets very frizzy. Her hair is a dark brown color with slight a red/orange tint in certain lighting. Her hair stops just at her chest, with two strands framing her face that are about shoulder length. Her bangs are also quite iconic, usually parted in the center above her eyes. Military clothing:
The IDF uniform is an od green and consists of a button up shirt usually tucked into pants with a belt. On her uniform there are three blue bars on each shoulder. Black combat boots under the pants are worn. Casual Clothing:
As she's someone who prefers comfort over style, she's someone who dresses more "practical". Most of the time she would wear jean shorts, although she can also be seen wearing beige cargo pants. She wears a short sleeved gray hoodie with a button up od green short sleeved shirt underneath. For shoes she either wears brown sandals or her combat boots.Other Clothing:
Israel isn't seen wearing much else, as Israel doesn't have a national outfit that defines them like most other countries. You might see her wearing a Horra dress, but she only does so on special occasions and celebrations where one would dance the Horra. She does have business type clothing and clothing for more "fancy" occasions. She prefers pants and shorts over dresses or skirts; she will still wear them. Other than that, she just has more casual clothing.Other:
She's always wearing her Star of David necklace. She can also be seen with a simple bracelet or elastic wrapped around her wrist. Also often seen with a gun slung across her backPersonality:
Israel is a very independent. She is mentally mature because of her military training, but this is often interpreted as "aloof", "pushy", or "bossy". While this can be true with her, it's not entirely that. Once you get a conversation going with her, she opens up quickly and you'll find out that she's actually quite friendly and hospitable. She's very genuine, and not the type to fake her emotions/feelings. If she likes you, you'll know. Likewise, if she doesn't like you, you can just as easily tell. Israel is also very stubborn, and makes silly mistakes because of it (some mistakes more than once). Israel is a democratic country, so she can still remain open minded. She has a hot temper and a fiery attitude. Although she shows a tough and cool façade, she's an emotional person. From the anger to distress to bliss, you can see it all in her. Shira has a loud voice that other's find annoying after a while. Along with her loud voice, she carries a distinct Israeli accent. She has a sailor's mouth; that combined with the temper is not a pretty sight. Her personality can also be described as sarcastic and sassy; especially to people she dislikes. She has a bad habit of smoking. It started off as something used only to calm her nerves, but she now does it frequently. Although the conflict and current events can take a toll on her, she still manages to take a stand and keep going forward. Her will to survive is incredibly strong, and she never gives up. She can be quick to learning things when needed, but rather laid back about it when not necessary. She's more of a "street smart" person than book smart. Shira loves exercising, which is why she's in good shape. Even though she isn't the best at sports, she still enjoys playing them just for fun. Her favorites are football (soccer) and basketball. She likes walking/running and enjoys trips to the beach. Through all of her personality flaws, you'll find a kind hearted and warm woman. Although she wouldn't say it, she's quite domestic and overprotective. She's very confident in herself and doesn't care what others think or say negatively about her. Shira is also a very cheerful girl, deep down inside all of her tough traits. She always manages to find hope someway or another, and that keeps her cheerful. If you're lucky, you'll catch her humming a tune to herself with a content smile on her faceHistory:
WIP Fun facts/Trivia
Once an Israeli turns 18, it is mandatory for them to enlist in a type of National Service. This can range from hospital work to serving in the IDF. (Most religious Israeli women work in the hospital because of religious beliefs.)
Despite Israel’s small size (smaller than New Jersey), they have one of the best militaries of the world
Israel is a mixing pot for many different cultures and ethnicities. Immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom, and economic opportunity.
Israel has the largest raptor migration in the world, because many birds flying from Africa to Asia take a rest stop at Israel, which is in between both continents.
Krav Maga (contact combat) is an Israeli tactical self defense system. It's used in the IDF.
Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East.
Israel is often referred to as the “Holy Land” or “The Land of Milk and Honey”.
Because of a rat invasion that took place in Israel once, the Israeli used cats to get rid of all of the rats. It worked, but now there are stray cats scattered all over Israel.
The Canaan dog breed is and Israeli breed and one of the oldest in the world
The blue stripes on the Israeli flag were inspired by the designs of the tallit, a prayer shawl. The colors of the Israeli flag were considered to be pure colors which symbolize the spirituality of the Jewish
people. Not necessarily Israeli.
In the middle of the flag stands the Star of David, a common symbolism for Judaism.
A small percentage of Israelis are Orthodox Jews; religious like in stereotypes. Most Israelis are known as Traditional Jews. They keep some religious aspects but not others (for example, skipping Sabbath)
Israel is often known as "The Land flowing of Milk and Honey", "The Promised/Chosen Land", and "The Holy Land".Headcanons
Shira loves food. Israeli food is a mixture of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and their own food. Since Israel is a melting pot country with many immigrants from all over the world, they have many unique and delicious food selections. Shira follows the Kosher Diet, a religious Jewish eating diet in Israel. She loves to cook many of these dishes.
Another thing she loves is coffee. To be particular, for coffee she likes a drink called "Café Afuch"; it's like a reverse cappuccino, because you pour the milk into the cup before the coffee. She also likes mint tea and mint lemonade.
She's quite find of animals. There is a large variety of animals and nature in Israel, and just like in Greece, there are stray cats everywhere. She also likes dogs, as a reference to the Canaan dog. The Canaan Dog is the oldest purebred dog, it's history going as far back as Biblical times.
She does not find her lack of height a blessing. At all. It's a huge annoyance to her, especially because pretty much everyone she knows is taller than her. The few and rare occasions she wears heels, they don't treat her feet well and she finds them hard to walk in. So really, there's not much she can do to fix this issue. On the same topic, in Israel, it's easier for her to find shoes and clothing to fit her. Other countries? Well, let's just say it's more of a challenge and then most of the things she fits into would be in the kids sections.
When it comes to romantic relationships, she doesn’t know how to feel about them. Although she is mature in the overall picture, she realizes that she has quite a few immature and negative traits. She also realizes that she still is young and afraid to get into a serious relationship, even if she could handle it with her maturity. She thinks that she expects too much in a relationship as well. If you mention something about her “love life”, she’ll often change the subject because she doesn’t like to think too much about the subject.
Although she is reluctant to her own love life, she is willing to help others with theirs. She's surprisingly very good at giving advice. This "trait" traces back to Jewish culture, where there was a Jewish matchmaker who set up arranged marriages and whatnot. They were quite an important part in Jewish culture.
Shira’s the type of person who likes to be prepared (for example, and extra stash of cash, supplies, weapons, etc.). This could be part of her fear of being attacked off guard. Albeit her headstrong and brave personality, you could tell when she’s nervous (for example, she’ll often smoke to calm herself). She’s very spunky and bases a lot of her actions off of gut instinct rather than analyzing things.
She gets annoyed when people pull the greedy stereotype on her. Shira believes there is a difference from being greedy and being careful/prepared. She keeps a secret stash of money because she is afraid of being caught off guard or because she wants to be prepared if anything bad happens. Basically, she’s just very careful with her money; maybe even to the point of being called frugal. Discounts and coupons are great.
She has a habit of teasing people; mostly her friends. If she playfully teases you a lot, it’s just a sign that she considers you close enough to joke around with and not take it personally. Keep in mind that Shira is also very sarcastic and sassy, so just because she insults you doesn’t necessarily means she’s teasing you.
As the sayings go, “every rose has its thorns” and “don’t judge a book by its cover”. While she has a pretty appearance, she probably won’t act the way you expected her to. On the other hand, you can’t just judge her by her negative traits. She has many positive traits that you can see once she opens up to you.
Watch out, we got a badass over here. No but seriously. From her gut instinct to her Krav Maga and IDF training, she’s hard core. Don’t mess with her; she knows how to stand up for herself and she will use her training when necessary. Some of her traits could give off this “badass” aura, as well as the fact that you’ll often seen her with some kind of weapon.
Map of Israel: www.vidiani.com/maps/maps_of_a…
Flag of Israel: images.wikia.com/icehockey/ima…
(This) Israel OC: © ~animangaluver-melody
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