Adamit

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Adamit
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Adamit is located in Israel
Adamit
Adamit
Coordinates: 33°4′42.27″N 35°12′39.59″E / 33.0784083°N 35.2109972°E / 33.0784083; 35.2109972Coordinates: 33°4′42.27″N 35°12′39.59″E / 33.0784083°N 35.2109972°E / 33.0784083; 35.2109972
Council Mateh Asher
Region Western Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded August 1958
Founded by Hashomer Hatzair members
Population (2015) 175[1]

Adamit (Hebrew: אֲדָמִית‎) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the western Galilee in Israel near the border with Lebanon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 175.[1]

History[edit]

Kibbutz Adamit was founded in August 1958 by members of Hashomer Hatzair, and was named after a Second Temple period town whose ruins were found in the area.[2] The kibbutz was founded on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Khirbat Iribbin, to the west of the village site.[3] In 1967, the kibbutz was abandoned, and only Nahal groups remained.[citation needed] In 1971, the kibbutz was resettled by new immigrants from England, United States and Canada, after a year of training at kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek. During the 1980s, the kibbutz suffering from financial problems and was put under administrative receivership. Since the 1990s, a new build-your-own-home neighborhood has grown up along the hillside.[4]

Geography and climate[edit]

The kibbutz is situated on a hill, offering a panoramic view of the Galilee. On one side lies the Nahal Betzet nature reserve, and to the north, Nahal Namer. The region gets 750 millimeters of rainfall a year, which is relatively high for Israel.[4]

Economy[edit]

The kibbutz operates a chicken coop, orchards and a metalwork factory. It also rents out vacation cabins to tourists.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Adamit Shelanu
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 17, ISBN 0-88728-224-5 
  4. ^ a b c The good life, on a kibbutz, Haaretz