Sde Eliezer

Sde Eliezer (Hebrew: שְׂדֵה אֱלִיעֶזֶר, lit. Eliezer's Field) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Hula Valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 800.[1]

Sde Eliezer

שְׂדֵה אֱלִיעֶזֶר
Orchards of Sde Eliezer
Orchards of Sde Eliezer
Sde Eliezer is located in Northeast Israel
Sde Eliezer
Sde Eliezer
Coordinates: 33°2′42.72″N 35°33′50.4″E / 33.0452000°N 35.564000°E / 33.0452000; 35.564000Coordinates: 33°2′42.72″N 35°33′50.4″E / 33.0452000°N 35.564000°E / 33.0452000; 35.564000
CountryIsrael
DistrictNorthern
CouncilMevo'ot HaHermon
AffiliationHaOved HaTzioni
Founded1950
Population
 (2018)[1]
800

HistoryEdit

Sde Eliezer was founded in 1950 by residents of Yesod HaMa'ala and Kiryat Shmona. Immigrants from Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland and Romania also settled there. The moshav was named for Robert (Eliezer) Rothschild, grandson of Edmond de Rothschild, founder of the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (PICA).[2]

According to some sources the village was built on land which had been bought by PICA,[3][4] while according to Walid Khalidi, it was established on land that had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Husayniyya.[5]

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ About Moshav Sde Eliezer
  3. ^ Avi Har-Shagai (1990) The Encyclopedia of Local Government in Israel: Regional Councils, p243
  4. ^ Mordechai, Assaf (11 October 2009). "מושב שדה אליעזר, גליל עליון" [Moshav Sde Eliyahu, Upper Galilee]. Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  5. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains:The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 457. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.