Eliad, Golan Heights

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Eliad
Eliad is located in the Golan Heights
Eliad
Eliad
Coordinates: 32°48′18.21″N 35°44′2.86″E / 32.8050583°N 35.7341278°E / 32.8050583; 35.7341278Coordinates: 32°48′18.21″N 35°44′2.86″E / 32.8050583°N 35.7341278°E / 32.8050583; 35.7341278
Council Golan Regional Council
Region Golan Heights
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1968
Founded by Nahal

Eliad (Hebrew: אלי עד‎) is an Israeli settlement and a moshav, located in the southern Golan Heights. It falls under the jurisdiction of Golan Regional Council and in 2006 had a population of 264. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[1]

Israel captured the area from Syria in June 1967 in the Six-Day War. In 1968 as a Nahal settlement was founded, and became a moshav two years later. It was originally called El Al (Hebrew: אֶל עָל), "skyward", the same as Israel's national airline El Al (as an alteration of the name of the Arab village of Al ‘Al = "the high place"), and later renamed Eli Al (Hebrew: אֵלִי עַל), before assuming its current name. It is named[2] "in memory of Israel's ... spy, Eli Cohen, who was hanged in Syria."[3]

Eliad is home to the Château Golan winery.

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  1. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC. 10 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.5, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)
    Yizhaqi, Arie (ed.): Madrich Israel (Israel Guide: An Encyclopedia for the Study of the Land), Vol 1: Hermon and Golan, Jerusalem 1978, Keter Press, p.257 (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.143 , ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)