Mishmar HaYarden (Hebrew: מִשְׁמַר הַיַּרְדֵּן, lit. Guard of the Jordan) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Korazim Plateau, on Highway 91 between Mahanayim and Gadot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 804.[1]

Mishmar Yarden

מִשְׁמַר הַיַּרְדֵּן
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Mishmar Yarden is located in Northeast Israel
Mishmar Yarden
Mishmar Yarden
Coordinates: 33°0′18″N 35°35′56.04″E / 33.00500°N 35.5989000°E / 33.00500; 35.5989000Coordinates: 33°0′18″N 35°35′56.04″E / 33.00500°N 35.5989000°E / 33.00500; 35.5989000
CouncilMevo'ot HaHermon
AffiliationMishkei Herut Beitar
Founded by"Mishmar" members
Name meaningGuard of the Jordan


Mishmar HaYarden was founded in 1949 on land of the newly depopulated Palestinian village of Yarda.[2]

Mishmar HaYarden was originally named "Bnei Tzfat" because the founding nucleus supported the people of Safed (Tzfat) and respected them for planning in the 1870s to establish moshavot in the Bashan, including the old Bnei Yehuda. It was later renamed after the Mishmar HaYarden moshava, which was destroyed during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 504. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.