A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ISR

Sun, 3 Mar '24
Leb. neighbor
Sun, 30 Jul '23
Home to Masada National Park: Abbr.
Sat, 1 Apr '23
Country whose postal service has a special "Letters to God" dept.
Sun, 1 Jan '23
Egypt neighbor: Abbr.
Sun, 11 Sep '22
Six-Day War combatant: Abbr.
Sun, 5 Dec '21
Destination for Birthright trips: Abbr.
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.