Beit Nir

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Beit Nir
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Beit Nir is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Beit Nir
Beit Nir
Coordinates: 31°38′52.08″N 34°52′26.03″E / 31.6478000°N 34.8738972°E / 31.6478000; 34.8738972Coordinates: 31°38′52.08″N 34°52′26.03″E / 31.6478000°N 34.8738972°E / 31.6478000; 34.8738972
District Southern
Council Yoav
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1955–1957
Founded by Hashomer Hatzair
Population (2017)[1] 590
Website www.beit-nir.org.il

Beit Nir (Hebrew: בֵּית נִיר‬, lit. House of tilled soil) is a kibbutz near Lakhish in Israel. Beit Nir is under the jurisdiction of Yoav Regional Council and is a member of the Kibbutz Movement. In 2017 its population was 590.[1]

History[edit]

Beit Nir was established in August 1957 by members of Hashomer Hatzair on land that belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Kudna.[2] It was named for Max Bodenheimer, a prominent German Zionist (Boden means "ground" in German).

Economy[edit]

The kibbutz economy is based on agriculture, a soft drinks factory, and a jewelry workshop that sells its wares in Europe and the United States. The kibbutz merged with Gat to form the corporate entity "Ganir", which manufactures fruit juice for export and sale in Israel. In Israel the juice is sold under the brand name Primor (פרימור).[3]

The kibbutz grows wheat, watermelons and cotton, and produces olive oil. Beit Nir also operates a cattle ranch.

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References[edit]

  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, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 218, ISBN 0-88728-224-5
  3. ^ Is Israel ready for vegetable juice Haaretz, 3 September 2008

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