HaGoshrim

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HaGoshrim
HagoshrimHotel.JPG
HaGoshrim is located in Israel
HaGoshrim
HaGoshrim
Coordinates: 33°13′15″N 35°37′25″E / 33.22083°N 35.62361°E / 33.22083; 35.62361Coordinates: 33°13′15″N 35°37′25″E / 33.22083°N 35.62361°E / 33.22083; 35.62361
Region Upper Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1948
Founded by Immigrants from Turkey
Website www.hagoshrim.org.il

HaGoshrim (Hebrew: הַגּוֹשְׁרִים, lit. The Bridge Builders) is a kibbutz in the Galilee Panhandle in northern Israel, 5 km east of Kiryat Shmona. The kibbutz is adjacent to the Hurshat Tal National Park and bisected by tributaries of the Jordan River, the Hatsbani, Dan and Banias. [1]

History[edit]

HaGoshrim Hotel

Kibbutz HaGoshrim was founded in 1948 mostly by Jewish immigrants from Turkey. It is under the jurisdiction of Upper Galilee Regional Council. The kibbutz was established partly on the Palestinian village lands of al-Khisas,[2][3] The kibbutz opened a hotel in the manor house of Emir Faour, chief of the al-Fadel tribe, for whom the villagers worked as tenant farmers.[4]

Economy[edit]

The chief economic branches are agriculture and tourism. The kibbutz also owns Mepro, which manufactures carpenters' levels and military optics, and the Epilady company, established in 1986.[5] Epilady is a hand-held device developed by two Israeli engineers that revolutionized hair removal.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Living the Israeli Dream without busting the budget
  2. ^ Morris 2004 p 380
  3. ^ Khalidi (1992), p. 465
  4. ^ Benvenisti (2002), p.207
  5. ^ EpiLady
  6. ^ Israelis Revolutionize Hair Removal Industry New York Times, 10 October 1988

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