Beit Yosef, Israel

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Beit Yosef (Hebrew: בֵּית יוֹסֵף) is a moshav in the northern Israel's Beit She'an Valley. It belongs to the Valley of Springs Regional Council, and is located about 8 km north of Beit She'an, adjacent to Yardena.

History[edit]

Aerial view[1]

Beit Yosef was founded in 1937 as a Tower and stockade settlement erected during the 1936-1939 Arab riots. [2] In 1947 it had a population of over 200.[2] It was abandoned during the Israeli War of Independence after it was severely attacked by the Jordanian Arab Legion and Iraqi Army.

The moshav was founded anew in 1951 by immigrants to Israel from Kurdistan and Iraq. It is named for Yosef Aharonovitch, who was an influential figure in the Labor Party, and a journalist. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allon, Yigal (1970) The Making of Israel's Army. Vallentine, Mitchell - London. ISBN 0-853-03027-8. Between pp.52-53
  2. ^ a b c Jewish National Fund (1949). Jewish Villages in Israel. Jerusalem: Hamadpis Liphshitz Press. p. 24. 

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Coordinates: 32°33′30.95″N 35°33′6.11″E / 32.5585972°N 35.5516972°E / 32.5585972; 35.5516972