Amana (organization)

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Amana
Formation 1976
Purpose "Developing communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights, the Galilee, the Negev and Gush Katif"

Amana (Covenant) is an Israeli settlement movement formed by Gush Emunim in 1976.[1][2] Its primary goal was "developing communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights, the Galilee, the Negev and Gush Katif."[3] The initial communities it developed were Ofra, Mevo Modi'in, Kedumim, and Ma'aleh Adumim.[3]

It became a registered association in 1978.[4][5] It was also recognized by the World Zionist Organization.[6] Over time, it became nearly independent of Gush Emunim.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Efraim Ben-Zadok. Local communities and the Israeli polity: conflict of values and interests. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ Myron J. Aronoff. Israeli Visions and Divisions. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "אמנה - תנועת ההתיישבות - about us". Amana.co.il. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ Yael Yishai. Land or peace: whither Israel?. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ Ilana Kass, Bard E. O'Neill. The deadly embrace: the impact of Israeli and Palestinian rejectionism on the peace process. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ Aharon Kellerman. Society and settlement: Jewish land of Israel in the twentieth century. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ Martin E. Marty, R. Scott Appleby. Fundamentalisms observed. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 

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