Neve Yam

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Neve Yam
Neve Yam is located in Israel
Neve Yam
Neve Yam
Coordinates: 32°40′41.88″N 34°55′52.31″E / 32.6783000°N 34.9311972°E / 32.6783000; 34.9311972Coordinates: 32°40′41.88″N 34°55′52.31″E / 32.6783000°N 34.9311972°E / 32.6783000; 34.9311972
Council Hof HaCarmel
Region Coastal plain
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1939
Founded by Gordonia members

Neve Yam (Hebrew: נְוֵה יָם, lit. Sea Home) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located around twenty kilometres south of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2006, it had a population of 206.

The kibbutz was established in 1939 by members of the Gordonia youth movement, and served as a base for the Palyam. Nearby is a geyser that is activated when the sea is stormy.

The kibbutz has fallen into financial difficulties and is attempting a rejuvenation project by attracting twenty-seven families from Elei Sinai, Dugit, and Nisanit, who had been evicted from the northern Gaza Strip as part of the Israel's unilateral disengagement plan of 2005 and allotting them land adjacent to the sea for permanent housing. The new project would give the evictees a housing solution similar to their original homes. The Israel Union for Environmental Defense is struggling to prevent the project it deems is too close to the beach.[1]

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