Bar Giora

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Bar Giora
Bar Giora is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Bar Giora
Bar Giora
Coordinates: 31°43′46.2″N 35°4′19.55″E / 31.729500°N 35.0720972°E / 31.729500; 35.0720972Coordinates: 31°43′46.2″N 35°4′19.55″E / 31.729500°N 35.0720972°E / 31.729500; 35.0720972
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation Mishkei Herut Beitar
Founded 18 October 1950
Founded by Yemenite Jews
Population (2015)[1] 641

Bar Giora (Hebrew: בַּר גִּיּוֹרָא‎) is a moshav in the Judean Mountains in Israel. Located between Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 641.


The village was founded on 18 October 1950 by immigrants from Yemen and was named after Simon Bar Giora. Initially a work camp named Eitanim, it became a moshav in 1954. It was established on land belonging to the Arab village of Allar, which was depopulated in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. It is situated northeast of the Allar village site.[2]


  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. 266, ISBN 0-88728-224-5 

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