|Founded by||Romanian immigrants|
Olesh (Hebrew: עֹלֶשׁ, עולש, lit. Chicory) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hefer Valley Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 796.
The moshav was founded in 1951 by immigrants from Romania, and was initially named Be'erotayim Bet. It was later renamed Olesh due to the large chicory plants in the area. The moshav was built on land south of the Arab village of Qaqun, depopulated as a result of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.
- Benny Morris (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. pp. xxii, 248, 533. ISBN 978-0521009676.