Korazim (Hebrew: כּוֹרָזִים) is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located on the Korazim plateau to the north of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 342.[1]

Korazim
Korazim
Korazim
Korazim is located in Northeast Israel
Korazim
Korazim
Coordinates: 32°54′37.07″N 35°33′2.51″E / 32.9102972°N 35.5506972°E / 32.9102972; 35.5506972Coordinates: 32°54′37.07″N 35°33′2.51″E / 32.9102972°N 35.5506972°E / 32.9102972; 35.5506972
CountryIsrael
DistrictNorthern
CouncilMevo'ot HaHermon
AffiliationHitahdut HaIkarim
Founded1983
Population
 (2018)[1]
342
Websitewww.korazim.co.il

HistoryEdit

The village was founded in 1983 as a moshav, but after it merged with Ma'of it became a community settlement. It is found just north of the Sea of Galilee. It is named after ancient Chorazin, mentioned in the New Testament (Matthew 11:21), now the site of a much-visited archaeological park, which is located about 1 km east of the modern village.[citation needed]

It was founded on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Samakiyya.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All that Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington DC: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 539. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.

External linksEdit