Yir'on (Hebrew: יִרְאוֹן) is a kibbutz in the Galilee Panhandle in northern Israel. Located adjacent to the Lebanese border, it falls under the jurisdiction of Upper Galilee Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 390.
|Founded||20 May 1949|
The village was established on 20 May 1949 by former members of the Palmach's Yiftach Brigade and graduates of the Dror-HeHalutz youth movement on the ruins of the depopulated Arab village of Saliha. Ada Feinberg-Sireni, later a member of the Knesset, was amongst the founders. It was one of a series of villages established along the Lebanese border, with the intention of reinforcing the young states's borders. It was named after a biblical village of the Naftali tribe (Joshua 19:38), situated in this area.
The kibbutz makes money from tourism, the farming of fruit, the growing of trees in a tree nursery and light industry (which included a zip factory). Among its tourist attractions is Lake Yir'on.
- Kibbutz website (in Hebrew)