Beit Zera

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Beit Zera
Beit Zera is located in Israel
Beit Zera
Beit Zera
Coordinates: 32°41′20.03″N 35°34′24.23″E / 32.6888972°N 35.5733972°E / 32.6888972; 35.5733972Coordinates: 32°41′20.03″N 35°34′24.23″E / 32.6888972°N 35.5733972°E / 32.6888972; 35.5733972
Council Emek HaYarden
Region Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded September 1927
Founded by Austrian and German settlers
Website www.betzera.org.il

Beit Zera (Hebrew: בֵּית זֶרַע, lit. House of Seed) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located on the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of 'Emeq HayYarden Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 697.

Founded in 1927 by immigrants from Austria and Germany, it was called Kfar Nathan. In 1947, it had a population of 500.[1]

During the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, the villagers continued their agricultural work despite shelling from Syrian and Iraqi troops as well as from the Arab Legion.[1]

The community was established in 1921 in Petah Tikva[citation needed], and moved to the Galilee in September 1927.

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  1. ^ a b Jewish National Fund (1949). Jewish Villages in Israel. Jerusalem: Hamadpis Liphshitz Press. p. 92. 

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