Dor, Israel

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Dor beach
Dor beach
Dor is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°36′26.63″N 34°55′19.19″E / 32.6073972°N 34.9219972°E / 32.6073972; 34.9219972Coordinates: 32°36′26.63″N 34°55′19.19″E / 32.6073972°N 34.9219972°E / 32.6073972; 34.9219972
Council Hof HaCarmel
Region Carmel
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Greek immigrants

Dor (Hebrew: דּוֹר) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Zikhron Ya'akov, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 343. The moshav was established on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village named Tantura, east of the old village site, in 1949.[1][2]

The moshav was established by immigrants from Greece, who were later joined by immigrants from Iraq. It was named after the ancient Phoenician city of Dor, which inhabited by the tribe of Manasseh in the Israelite period. The city is mentioned in the Bible, in the Book of Joshua 17:11 and 1 Chronicles 7:29). It was renamed Tantura after the Arab conquest.[3] The ancient city of Dor was situated on the excavated tell north of today's moshav, overlooking Kibbutz Nahsholim.


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xxii, settlement #186.
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p.195
  3. ^ Life with Neanderthal Man and Napoleon too at the Mt. Carmel caves and the beach at Tel Dor