Dishon (Hebrew: דִּישׁוֹן) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located on the border with Lebanon between the towns of Kiryat Shmona and Safed, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 351.[1]

Dishon

דִּישׁוֹן
מושב דישון.jpg
Dishon is located in Northeast Israel
Dishon
Dishon
Coordinates: 33°4′53.66″N 35°31′0.69″E / 33.0815722°N 35.5168583°E / 33.0815722; 35.5168583Coordinates: 33°4′53.66″N 35°31′0.69″E / 33.0815722°N 35.5168583°E / 33.0815722; 35.5168583
DistrictNorthern
CouncilMevo'ot HaHermon
AffiliationHaOved HaTzioni
Founded1953
Founded byLibyan immigrants
Population
 (2018)[1]
351

NameEdit

Dishon is a character from the Book of Genesis from the Hebrew Bible. He was the son of Anah of Zibeon the Hivite and the brother of Aholibamah, one of Esau's wives.

HistoryEdit

Dishon was established in 1953 by Jewish immigrants from Libya, on land belonging to the depopulated Arab Palestinian village of Dayshum.

EconomyEdit

Dishon ATVs is the oldest ATV tours company in Israel, offering offroad trips by ATV and jeep in the Galilee, Hula Valley and Golan Heights.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ homepage, accessed 4 August 2019
  3. ^ Dishon ATV's, Galilee, Your Way Tourism Ltd, accessed 4 August 2019