An Israeli friend actually kicks your ass with Krav Maga.
When an Israeli friend wants to see you, he will just pop over in the middle of the night with some Cola, Pizuhim, and Bamba.
An Israeli friend introduces himself by stating which military unit he served in.
An Israeli friend speaks at least two languages fluently (Hebrew and English), but more likely 3 or 4.
An Israeli friend will help you negotiate the best deal on your new apartment, move, unpack, and introduce himself to your cute neighbor without expecting anything in return except for knowing that you’d do the same.
An Israeli friend will invite you over for a feast with schnitzel, salad, mukpazim, chraime, and more every week on Friday night for Shabbat.
An Israel friend talks to his mom twice a day on the phone, his dad at least once, and his third uncle Moshe every now and then on Skype.
When you arrange to meet an Israeli friend, he shows up at least half an hour late and with his colleague, a second cousin, and his best friend from the army in tow.
An Israeli friend spent this time serving his country, undergoing difficult physical training and running operations to protect his family and country.
An Israeli friend stays updated on every little detail of foreign and domestic policy and will make sure you’re informed as well.
An Israeli friend yells passionately about his point while attempting to destroy yours, using his hands as punctuation and not allowing the conversation to end until you’ve either conceded or walked away in frustration.
An Israeli friend has turned discount shopping into an art (or an obsession?) and can spend an hour haggling to save a buck — but he always gets it for cheaper than you could’ve.
An Israeli friend welcomes you back as if you’d just left yesterday with a hug and a Goldstar, because it is so common for Israelis to travel, work, study, and live abroad.
An Israeli friend is vegetarian too, or has at least tried or considered it.
An Israeli friend chops vegetables teeny tiny, and dresses them perfectly with lemon juice and maybe oil, and makes you realize the true art of salad creation.
An Israeli friend will whip you up a bowl of hummus from scratch, and even teach you how to pronounce it correctly.