Dovrat (Hebrew: דָּבְרַת) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. As of 2019 it had a population of 493.[1]

Dovrat
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Dovrat is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Dovrat
Dovrat
Dovrat is located in Israel
Dovrat
Dovrat
Coordinates: 32°38′50″N 35°20′58″E / 32.64722°N 35.34944°E / 32.64722; 35.34944Coordinates: 32°38′50″N 35°20′58″E / 32.64722°N 35.34944°E / 32.64722; 35.34944
CountryIsrael
DistrictNorthern
CouncilJezreel Valley
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded30 October 1946
Founded byAustrian and German Jews
Population
 (2019)[1]
493
Websitewww.dovrat.org

HistoryEdit

Kibbutz Dovrat was established on 30 October 1946 by members of the Zra'im group, mostly immigrants from Austria and Germany who arrived before the start of World War II. In 1942, the group assembled in Ein Harod to prepare for the establishment of a new kibbutz. The kibbutz was named[2] after the Levite city of Daberath, located in the territory of the Tribe of Issachar (Joshua 21:28).

In 1947, the Jewish National Fund purchased land nearby. During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War the kibbutz was moved to the new site, initially known as Dovrat Illit (Upper Dovrat).

Photographs of constructionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p. 130, ISBN 965-220-186-3

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