A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ISR

Sun, 17 Oct '21
Where Gal Gadot was born: Abbr.
Mon, 14 Jun '21
Home of Tel Aviv: Abbr.
Wed, 2 Jun '21
Country whose flag has two blue stripes and a star: Abbr.
Thu, 18 Mar '21
It's south of Leb.
Sun, 14 Feb '21
U.N. member since 1949: Abbr.
Sat, 2 Jan '21
Where the flash drive was invented: Abbr.