Beit Elazari

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Beit Elazari

בֵּית אֶלְעָזָרִי
Beit Elazari Aerial View.jpg
Beit Elazari is located in Central Israel
Beit Elazari
Beit Elazari
Coordinates: 31°50′36.95″N 34°48′15.47″E / 31.8435972°N 34.8042972°E / 31.8435972; 34.8042972Coordinates: 31°50′36.95″N 34°48′15.47″E / 31.8435972°N 34.8042972°E / 31.8435972; 34.8042972
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded byEastern European Jewish immigrants
Name meaningHouse of Elazari

Beit Elazari (Hebrew: בֵּית אֶלְעָזָרִי‬, lit. House of Elazari; Arabic: بيت إلعزاري‎) is a moshav in central Israel. Located three miles south of the city of Rehovot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Brenner Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,543.[1]


It was founded in 1948 by Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe, on the site of the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Maghar.[2] Initially named Arugot (Hebrew: ערוגות‎), it was later renamed Ekron HaHadasha (Hebrew: עקרון החדשה‎, lit. New Ekron) and then to its current name after the agronomist Yitzhak Elazari-Volcani, the founder of modern agriculture in Israel.[3] It was the first moshav established by new immigrants, who included Avraham Zilberberg, later a member of the Knesset.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  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. 395. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 64. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.
  4. ^ Avraham Zilberberg: Public Activities Knesset website

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