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Ayalon (Hebrew: איילון‎, place of deer) is the name of a location in Israel and a Hebrew family name. It is the modern transliteration of Ajalon. It may refer to the following:


  • Ajalon, a valley and Biblical town in Israel and the West Bank
  • Ayalon Prison, a prison in Israel that reportedly held "Prisoner X"
  • Ayalon Cave, a cave near Ramla, Israel
  • Ayalon River, a small mostly dried-out river in Israel
  • Highway 20 (Israel), commonly known as Ayalon Highway, a major freeway in Israel


  • Ami Ayalon, an Israeli politician and retired IDF general
  • Danny Ayalon, an Israeli diplomat and former ambassador to the United States

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