Eliad, Golan Heights
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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.
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 "in memory of Israel's ... spy, Eli Cohen, who was hanged in Syria."
Eliad is home to the Château Golan winery.
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