Ahi'ezer

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Ahi'ezer
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Ahi'ezer is located in Israel
Ahi'ezer
Ahi'ezer
Coordinates: 31°58′48″N 34°52′19.91″E / 31.98000°N 34.8721972°E / 31.98000; 34.8721972Coordinates: 31°58′48″N 34°52′19.91″E / 31.98000°N 34.8721972°E / 31.98000; 34.8721972
Council Lod Valley
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 27 June 1950
Founded by Yemenite immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 1,751

Ahi'ezer (Hebrew: אֲחִיעֶזֶר‎, Arabic: أحيعيزر‎‎) is a religious moshav in central Israel. Located near Lod, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lod Valley Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,751.[1]

History[edit]

The village was founded on 27 June 1950 by immigrants from Al Bayda' in Yemen. It was named for the biblical figure of Ahiezer,[2] who was the chief of the tribe of Dan which previously lived in the area (Numbers 1:12; 10:25).

The moshav was established on the agricultural lands of the Arab village of Al-Safiriyya.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.72, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English),
    Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources. Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem 1962 (Israel Prime Minister’s Office. The Israeli Program for Scientific Translations) p.11 (Location of the book: Ben Zvi Institute Library, 12 Abarbanel St., Jerusalem; in the online-catalogue: [1])
    Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.4, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 253. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.