Aviezer

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Aviezer
Aviezer is located in Israel
Aviezer
Aviezer
Coordinates: 31°40′53.75″N 35°1′0.48″E / 31.6815972°N 35.0168000°E / 31.6815972; 35.0168000Coordinates: 31°40′53.75″N 35°1′0.48″E / 31.6815972°N 35.0168000°E / 31.6815972; 35.0168000
Council Mateh Yehuda
Region Jerusalem corridor
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded April 8, 1958
Founded by Iranian immigrants
Population (2012) 742[1]

Aviezer (Hebrew: אֲבִיעֶזֶר) is a small religious moshav in central Israel. Located nine kilometres south-west of Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2012 it had a population of 742.[1]

The moshav was founded on 8 April 1958 by immigrants from Iran and Kochi, and was initially named Adulam 9. It was later renamed after Aviezer Zigmond Gestetner, a former president of the Jewish National Fund in the United Kingdom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2013.