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Elkosh is located in Israel
Coordinates: 33°1′59.62″N 35°19′21.82″E / 33.0332278°N 35.3227278°E / 33.0332278; 35.3227278Coordinates: 33°1′59.62″N 35°19′21.82″E / 33.0332278°N 35.3227278°E / 33.0332278; 35.3227278
Council Ma'ale Yosef
Region Galilee
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Yemenite Jews

Elkosh (Hebrew: אֶלְקוֹשׁ) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Ma'alot-Tarshiha and the Lebanese border, it falls under the jurisdiction of Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 348.

The village was established in 1949 by immigrants from Yemen, and was named after the biblical city of Elkosh, birth-town of prophet Nahum (Nahum 1:1), which was located in the area. The founders were later joined by more immigrants from Kurdistan.[citation needed] The village is founded on the land of the Palestinian village of Dayr al-Qassi.[1]


  1. ^ Khalidi (1992), p.13