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Aviezer as viewed from the Elah Valley
Aviezer as viewed from the Elah Valley
Aviezer is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Coordinates: 31°40′53.75″N 35°1′0.48″E / 31.6815972°N 35.0168000°E / 31.6815972; 35.0168000Coordinates: 31°40′53.75″N 35°1′0.48″E / 31.6815972°N 35.0168000°E / 31.6815972; 35.0168000
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 8 April 1958
Founded by Iranian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 847

Aviezer (Hebrew: אֲבִיעֶזֶר‎) is a small religious moshav in central Israel. Located nine kilometres south-west of Beit Shemesh, at the east end of the Elah valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 847.


The moshav was founded on 8 April 1958 by immigrants from Iran and by Cochin Jews from Kochi, being the chief ethnic constituent, and was initially named Adulam 9. It was later renamed after Aviezer Zigmond Gestetner, a former president of the Jewish National Fund in the United Kingdom. It was established on land belonging to the depopulated Arab village of Bayt Nattif.[2] Today, the site of Aviezer lies within the "green-line" of the 1949 Armistice Agreements.[3]



  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 212. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 
  3. ^ Har’el: Palmach brigade in Jerusalem, by Zvi Dror (ed. Nathan Shoḥam), Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishers: Benei Barak 2005, p. 273