About Israel : The people of Israel is also known as 'Jewish People'. They found their origin to Abraham, who created the belief that there is only one God, the creator of the universe. Abraham, his son Yitshak, and grandson Jacob are referred to as the head of the Israelites. All these three patriarchs lived in the Land of Canaan, later it was known as the Land of Israel. The name 'Israel' has been derived from the name given to Jacob.