Basmat Tab'un

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Basmat Tab'un
  • בּׂסְמַת טִבְעוֹן
  • بسمة طبعون
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Bosmat Tiv'on
Mosque of Basmat Tivon
Mosque of Basmat Tivon
Basmat Tab'un is located in Israel
Basmat Tab'un
Basmat Tab'un
Coordinates: 32°44′24.82″N 35°9′25.05″E / 32.7402278°N 35.1569583°E / 32.7402278; 35.1569583Coordinates: 32°44′24.82″N 35°9′25.05″E / 32.7402278°N 35.1569583°E / 32.7402278; 35.1569583
District Northern
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1965)
 • Head of Municipality Muneir Zebidat [1]
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 7,321
Municipality of Basmat Tab'un

Basmat Tab'un (Arabic: بسمة طبعون‎‎; Hebrew: בּׂסְמַת טִבְעוֹן, Basmat Tivon) is a Bedouin town in the Northern District of Israel. In 2014 it had a population of 7,321.

History[edit]

Basmat Tab'un was declared a local council in 1965. In May 2011, the Israeli government approved a four-year plan with a budget of NIS 350 million for developing Bedouin communities in the North, among them Basmat Tab'un.[3]

The Ein Bustan (Maayan Babustan) Waldorf school in Hilf, Basmat Tab'un, is noteworthy for its multi-lingual, multi-cultural, multi-religious curriculum. The Arab students are from the surrounding villages and the Jewish students are from nearby Kiryat Tiv'on.[4][5]

Notable residents[edit]

Ruan Zubidate is Israel's top female Arab tennis player. She represents Israel at tennis matches around the world.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Five Bedouin leaders pledge support for Kadima
  2. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  3. ^ NIS 350m. plan approved for Bedouin in North
  4. ^ Reuter, Peter (2011-12-16). "Ein arabisch-jüdisches Projekt unter Attacke". The Intelligence. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Taking to court Jewish and Arab parents who just wants their kids educated together". Haaretz. 2013-03-10. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ A stroke of luck, Jerusalem Post

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