Golan Regional Council

The Golan Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית גולן, Arabic: مجلس الجولان الإقليمي‎) is a regional council that supervises regional services to Israeli settlements located on the Golan Heights. It is made up of 20 moshavim, 10 kibbutzim, and 2 community settlements. The council headquarters is in the town of Katzrin. The current Head of Council is Haim Rokach.[1]

Golan

  • גולן
    מועצה אזורית גולן
Golancouncil.jpg
DistrictNorthern
Government
 • TypeRegional council
 • Head of MunicipalityHaim Rokah
Area
 • Total1,090,220 dunams (1,090.22 km2 or 420.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total15,100
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
WebsiteOfficial website

The Golan Heights were captured by Israel from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and unilaterally annexed in 1981. They are internationally recognized as Syrian territory occupied by Israel.

Heads of councilEdit

  • Moshe Gorlik (1978–79)
  • Eytan Lis (1979–88)
  • Yehuda Vulman (1988–2001)
  • Eli Malka (2001–2018)
  • Haim Rokach (2018–)

Shimon Sheves was deputy council head in the early years of the council's existence.

SettlementsEdit

Alphabetical list.

type name founded
kibbutz Afik 1972
moshav Alonei HaBashan 1981
moshav Aniam 1978
moshav Avnei Eitan 1978
moshav Bnei Yehuda 1972
kibbutz Ein Zivan 1968
kibbutz El Rom 1971
moshav Eliad 1968
kibbutz Geshur 1976
moshav Givat Yoav 1970
comm.settlmt. Had Nes 1989
moshav Hispin (Haspin) 1978
moshav Kanaf 1991
comm.settlmt. Kela Alon 1991
moshav Keshet 1974
kibbutz Kfar Haruv 1974
moshav Kidmat Tzvi 1981
moshav Ma'ale Gamla 1975
kibbutz Merom Golan 1967
kibbutz Metzar 1981
kibbutz Mevo Hama 1968
kibbutz Natur 1980
moshav Neot Golan 1968
moshav Neve Ativ 1968
moshav Nimrod 1982
moshav Nov 1974
moshav Odem 1975
kibbutz Ortal 1977
moshav Ramat Magshimim 1968
planned Ramat Trump 2019
moshav Ramot 1969
moshav Sha'al 1980
moshav Yonatan 1978

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "מועצה אזורית גולן". www.golan.org.il (in Hebrew).

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 32°59′37.55″N 35°41′56.55″E / 32.9937639°N 35.6990417°E / 32.9937639; 35.6990417