Hitahdut HaIkarim

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The Hitahdut HaIkarim (Hebrew: הִתְאַחֲדוּת האִכָּרים, lit. Association of the Farmers) is a settlement movement for private farmers in Israel.


The Hitahdut HaMoshavot BeYehuda VeShomron (Hebrew: התאחדות המושבות ביהודה ושומרון‎, Association of moshavot in Judea and Samaria) was founded in Yavne'el in 1920, making it the oldest agricultural organisation in Israel. In 1927 it was expanded and renamed Hitahdut HaIkarim BeEretz Israel (Hebrew: התאחדות האיכרים בארץ ישראל‎, lit. Association of the Farmers in the Land of Israel). After Israeli independence it adopted its current name. The organisation was affiliated with the General Zionists, and later the Liberal Party.[1] It published the weekly Bustenai periodical in conjunction with the General Zionists between 1929 and 1939.[2]


Zionist leader Moshe Smilansky served as its president,[3] whilst Haim Ariav, a General Zionists member of the Knesset, served as its secretary.

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Several agricultural communities (moshavim and communal settlements) are affiliated with the organisation, including:


  1. ^ Yael Yishai (1991). Land of Paradoxes: Interest Politics in Israel. SUNY Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0791407257. 
  2. ^ "Bustenai". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Joseph B. Glass (2002). From New Zion to Old Zion: American Jewish Immigration and Settlement in Palestine, 1917–1939. Wayne State University Press. p. 252. ISBN 978-0814328422. 

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