Kinneret, Israel

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Kinneret
Kinneret-moshava.jpg
Kinneret is located in Israel
Kinneret
Kinneret
Coordinates: 32°43′20.99″N 35°33′51.48″E / 32.7224972°N 35.5643000°E / 32.7224972; 35.5643000Coordinates: 32°43′20.99″N 35°33′51.48″E / 32.7224972°N 35.5643000°E / 32.7224972; 35.5643000
Council Emek HaYarden
Region Jordan Valley
Affiliation Jewish Colonization Association
Founded 1908
Founded by Local Jewish farmers
Population (2009) 584[1]

Kinneret (Hebrew: כִּנֶּרֶת) is a moshava on the southwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel.[2] Located in the north of the Jordan Valley, 6 kilometers south of Tiberias, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. The village sits at around 185 meters below sea level, and in 2010 it had a population of 1,087.

History[edit]

Historic building, Moshav Kinneret

Kinneret was established in 1908 by the Jewish Colonization Association and took its name from the ancient Hebrew name of the Sea of Galilee and from a Biblical village located beside the Sea of Galilee further north in the tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35). In its early years it was settled by local farmers from the surrounding villages, after a few years young pioneers. The original Jewish settlers stayed in the Khans of local Arab villages.[3]Beit Ha'almot, an agricultural training farm for women, was established in 1911. [4]

After Israeli independence the village became a local council with an area of 7,000 Dunums. However, as part of a local government reorganisation in 2003, it came under the control of Emek HaYarden Regional Council.

Landmarks[edit]

Moshav Kinneret operates a history museum in a building that housed the first local hospital. [5] Near Kinneret lies the tomb of Rabbi Meir known as the Wonder-Maker.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2009. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  2. ^ Moshav Kinneret
  3. ^ Shafir, Gershon (1989 undated 1996) Land, Labour and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 1882-1914 University of California Press ISBN 0-520-20401-8 p 199
  4. ^ Kinneret courtyard
  5. ^ Kinneret Museum


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