Ramot Meir

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Ramot Meir
רָמוֹת מֵאִיר
Ramot Meir 3.JPG
Council Gezer
Region Shephelah
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Demobilised soldiers
Website ramotmeir.co.il

Ramot Meir (Hebrew: רָמוֹת מֵאִיר, lit. Meir Heights) is a small moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah around four kilometres south of Rehovot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2011 it had a population of 782.

The moshav was founded in 1949 by demobilised soldiers, and was named after the American philanthropist Meyer Rosoff. Rosoff had bought the land around the Arab village of al-Na'ani in the 1930s for his company, Rosoff Group Plantations.[1]

It collapsed in 1965, but was re-established in 1969 by a group of immigrants from France (who had originally moved there from North Africa)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Glass, J.B. (2002) From New Zion to Old Zion: American Jewish Immigration and Settlement Wayne State University Press, pp238-239, ISBN 0-8143-2842-3

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Coordinates: 31°52′26.75″N 34°51′19.07″E / 31.8740972°N 34.8552972°E / 31.8740972; 34.8552972