Ma'anit

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Ma'anit
מַעֲנִית
Ma'anit is located in Israel
Ma'anit
Ma'anit
Coordinates: 32°27′00″N 35°02′00″E / 32.45000°N 35.03333°E / 32.45000; 35.03333Coordinates: 32°27′00″N 35°02′00″E / 32.45000°N 35.03333°E / 32.45000; 35.03333
Region Coastal plain
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1942
Founded by Czechoslovakian and Polish Hashomer Hatzair members

Ma'anit (Hebrew: מַעֲנִית) is a kibbutz located near the town of Pardes Hanna-Karkur in northern Israel. It falls under the jurisdiction of Menashe Regional Council.

History[edit]

The kibbutz was established in 1942 by members of the Hashomer Hatzair group who had immigrated from Czechoslovakia and Poland. Its name refers to the first furrow ploughed in a field. The analogy was presented in Avraham Herzfeld's speech about settlement in the area in which he saw its establishment as being the first of many. The locality of Katzir-Harish (meaning Harvest and Plowing) was founded soon after.

Due to its location near Wadi Ara, it was on the front line during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and was attacked by the Iraqi Army.