Beit HaEmek

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Beit HaEmek
Kibbutz dining room
Kibbutz dining room
Beit HaEmek is located in Northwest Israel
Beit HaEmek
Beit HaEmek
Coordinates: 32°58′15.95″N 35°8′41.63″E / 32.9710972°N 35.1448972°E / 32.9710972; 35.1448972Coordinates: 32°58′15.95″N 35°8′41.63″E / 32.9710972°N 35.1448972°E / 32.9710972; 35.1448972
District Northern
Council Mateh Asher
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1949
Population (2017)[1] 552

Beit HaEmek (Hebrew: בֵּית הָעֵמֶק‬, lit. House of the Valley) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the western Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 552.[1]


Beit HaEmek archaeological park

Kibbutz Beit HaEmek was established in 1949. Its name is derived from that of the nearby village of Amqa and the Biblical city of Beth-emek "included in Asher tribal allotment"[2] mentioned in the Book of Joshua 19:27,[3] which was located 5 kilometres north-east of the kibbutz. The kibbutz was built on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Kuwaykat.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.110, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
  3. ^ Yizhaqi, Arie (ed.): Madrich Israel (Israel Guide: An Encyclopedia for the Study of the Land), Vol 2: Upper Galilee, Huleh Basin and Jordan Source Region, Jerusalem 1978, Keter Press, p.309 (Hebrew)
  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. 22. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  5. ^ Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. p. xxi, settlement #45. ISBN 0-521-00967-7.


  • Gur, Yuval; Getzov, Nimrod (2011-09-26). "Bet Ha-'Emeq" (123). Hadashot Arkheologiyot – Excavations and Surveys in Israel.