Kfar Kisch

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Kfar Kisch
כְּפַר קִישׁ
Kfar Kisch is located in Israel
Kfar Kisch
Kfar Kisch
Coordinates: 32°40′2″N 35°26′55″E / 32.66722°N 35.44861°E / 32.66722; 35.44861Coordinates: 32°40′2″N 35°26′55″E / 32.66722°N 35.44861°E / 32.66722; 35.44861
Council Lower Galilee Regional Council
Founded 1946
Founded by Demobilized soldiers
Population 318

Kfar Kisch (or Kfar Kish; Hebrew: כְּפַר קִישׁ) is an agricultural cooperative (moshav) in Israel's the Lower Galilee Regional Council, alongside Mount Tabor. It was established in 1946 by Jewish soldiers demobilized from the British army after World War II, however political fractures led many of the founders to leave within the first year. A water shortage which forced the residents to transport water from the Tabor stream without proper equipment added to the problems, and until 1953 a steady stream of founding residents left the village. In that year conditions improved and Kfar Kisch began to absorb Jewish immigrants from Poland, Hungary, and the Soviet Union.[citation needed]

The village was named after Zionist Commission leader Frederick Kisch.[citation needed]

Kfar Kisch is on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Ma'dhar, south of the old village site.[1]


  1. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 529