It is really too bad that so many people express opinion without much fundamental knowledge. In the Bible, the word "Israel" means "The Jews". The words "Eretz Israel", a name that the Jews have used over several millenia for what is now Israel, means "The Land of the Jews". The founders of the State of Israel wanted to replace the moniker "Palestina" that was given to the vanquished Kingdom of Judea by the Romans. Fully aware of the historical and semantic connotations of the word "Israel" they selected that particular name for the Jewish State. Case closed.
Stabbing reported in Kiryat Gat in southern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. Jews and Israel versus Barack Obama