Yanuv (Hebrew: יָנוּב‎, lit. [He] will Come Forth) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain near Netanya and Tulkarm, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lev HaSharon Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 936.[1]


Yanuv children memorial
Yanuv children memorial
Yanuv is located in Central Israel
Coordinates: 32°18′23.39″N 34°56′57.11″E / 32.3064972°N 34.9491972°E / 32.3064972; 34.9491972Coordinates: 32°18′23.39″N 34°56′57.11″E / 32.3064972°N 34.9491972°E / 32.3064972; 34.9491972
CouncilLev HaSharon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded21 March 1950
Founded byTunisian immigrants
Name meaning[He] will Come Forth


The village was founded on 21 March 1950 by a kvutza of immigrants from Tunisia on land which had been owned by a Nabulsi effendi prior to the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[2][3] Its name was taken from Proverbs 10:31: "From the mouth of the just will come forth wisdom".[2]

Part of the village's homes were built with Norwegian funds, following the Hurum air disaster, in which over two dozen Jewish children on their way to Israel died. The sole survivor of the disaster settled in Yanuv,[3] as did some of the families of victims that later immigrated to Israel. A memorial was later created, funded by the friendship association Friends of Israel in the Norwegian Labour Movement (Norwegian: Venner av Israel i Norsk Arbeiderbevegelse).

Notable residentsEdit


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b Vilnai, Ze'ev (1976). "Yanuv". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Volume 3. Tel Aviv, Israel: Am Oved. p. 2872.
  3. ^ a b HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 403. ISBN 965-448-413-7.

Further readingEdit

  • Waage, Hilde Henriksen (1996): Norge -Israels beste venn. Norsk Midtøsten-politikk 1949-1956. Universitetsforlaget. p. 30-45. (in Norwegian)
  • Engstad, Paul (1996): Norsk arbeiderbevegelses samarbeid med Israel og innsats for fred i Midtøsten : Israel 50 år 1948-1998. VINA Oslo 1998.