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Dovev is located in Israel
Coordinates: 33°3′7.91″N 35°24′27.36″E / 33.0521972°N 35.4076000°E / 33.0521972; 35.4076000Coordinates: 33°3′7.91″N 35°24′27.36″E / 33.0521972°N 35.4076000°E / 33.0521972; 35.4076000
Council Merom HaGalil
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1963
Founded by Moroccan and Iranian immigrants

Dovev (Hebrew: דּוֹבֵ"ב) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Upper Galilee around 7 km north of Har Meron near Israel's border with Lebanon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merom HaGalil Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 443.


The moshav was founded in 1963 by immigrants to Israel from Morocco and Iran. It was named after David Bloch-Blumenfeld (Dovev is an acronym of his initials), one of the leaders of the Labor Movement in the land of Israel, who was a mayor of Tel Aviv. East of the moshav is a nature reserve, the pond of Dovev.[1]

Dovev is situated on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Kafr Bir'im, northwest of the village site.[2]

Residents of Dovev were evacuated due to safety concerns during Operation Grapes of Wrath in 1996 and again during the Lebanon War in 1982. In 2006, four Katyusha rockets landed on the outskirts of the moshav, damaging fruit trees.[3]

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  1. ^ Mapa's Concise Gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel Aviv, Israel: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 126. ISBN 965-7184-34-7. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, ISBN 0-88728-224-5 , p.461
  3. ^ Moshav Avivim still stands determined during tensions

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