Beit Nehemia

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Beit Nehemia
בֵּית נְחֶמְיָה
Beit Nehemia is located in Central Israel
Beit Nehemia
Beit Nehemia
Coordinates: 31°58′37.56″N 34°57′16.92″E / 31.9771000°N 34.9547000°E / 31.9771000; 34.9547000Coordinates: 31°58′37.56″N 34°57′16.92″E / 31.9771000°N 34.9547000°E / 31.9771000; 34.9547000
District Central
Council Hevel Modi'in
Affiliation HaOved HaTzioni
Founded 1950
Population (2016)[1] 886

Beit Nehemia (Hebrew: בֵּית נְחֶמְיָה‬, lit. House of Nehemiah) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Shoham, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 886.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1950 on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Beit Nabala[2] by Jewish immigrants from Persia. It was named after the Biblical prophet Nehemiah, who left Persia for Israel like the modern founders.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  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. 366. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.113, ISBN 965-220-186-3
  4. ^ Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources. Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem 1962 (Israel Prime Minister’s Office. The Israeli Program for Scientific Translations) p.26-27
  5. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.11, ISBN 965-220-423-4

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