Tel Adashim (Hebrew: תֵּל עֲדָשִׁים, lit. Lentils Hill) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located between Nazareth and Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council.[2] In 2019 it had a population of 1,504.[1]

Tel Adashim
תֵּל עֲדָשִׁים
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Etymology: Lentils Hill
Tel Adashim is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Tel Adashim
Tel Adashim
Coordinates: 32°39′18.72″N 35°18′3.95″E / 32.6552000°N 35.3010972°E / 32.6552000; 35.3010972Coordinates: 32°39′18.72″N 35°18′3.95″E / 32.6552000°N 35.3010972°E / 32.6552000; 35.3010972
CouncilJezreel Valley
AffiliationMoshavim Movement


Arab and Jewish villagesEdit

Jewish settlement began in the area in 1913 when Hashomer established Tel Adash, a settlement whose purpose was to protect the oil pipeline from Iraq to Haifa. By 1918, only two families remained.[3]

In 1921 Zionist activists completed a purchase of 22,000 dunams at Tell el-Adas from the Sursuk family of Beirut. At that time, there were 150 Muslim families living there.[4]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Tal Adas had a population of 118; 98 Muslims, 16 Jews and 4 Christians.[5]

1923 moshavEdit

In 1923, a moshav ovdim was established on the site and was named Tel Adashim.[3]

Notable residentsEdit

Notable past and present residents include Rafael Eitan, Yigal Cohen, A. D. Gordon and Alexander Zaïd.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Tel Adashim Moshavim of Israel
  3. ^ a b c About Tel Adashim (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ List of villages sold by Sursocks and their partners to the Zionists since British occupation of Palestine, evidence to the Shaw Commission, 1930
  5. ^ Barron, J. B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine. p. 38.

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