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For other uses of the name, see Azariah. For the American voice actor, see Hank Azaria.
Not to be confused with Azariea in ancient Sicily.
Azaria is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°53′20.75″N 34°54′35.27″E / 31.8890972°N 34.9097972°E / 31.8890972; 34.9097972Coordinates: 31°53′20.75″N 34°54′35.27″E / 31.8890972°N 34.9097972°E / 31.8890972; 34.9097972
District Central
Council Gezer
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 30 October 1949
Founded by Jerusalemites
Population (2015)[1] 1,193

Azaria (Hebrew: עֲזַרְיָה‎), or Azarya is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah around five kilometres south-east of Ramle, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,193.


Its name is symbolic, though there is a theory that it was named after Azariah of Judah. The symbolic meaning is an acronym from the Hebrew religious sentence: "Immigrants(ole) (of) Zakho(village in Kurdistan) saw(ra'u)(the) salvation(jeshuat) (of the) Lord(HaShem)."[2]


The moshav was established on the land of the depopulated Arab village of Al-Barriyya on 30 October 1949 by 25 families from Jerusalem as part of the "From the city to the village" plan.[3][4]


  1. ^ "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.91 , ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
  3. ^ Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. p. xxi. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6. 
  4. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 362, ISBN 0-88728-224-5 

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