Bnei Dror

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Bnei Dror
בְּנֵי דְּרוֹר
Bnei Dror is located in Israel
Bnei Dror
Bnei Dror
Coordinates: 32°15′42.48″N 34°54′4.67″E / 32.2618000°N 34.9012972°E / 32.2618000; 34.9012972Coordinates: 32°15′42.48″N 34°54′4.67″E / 32.2618000°N 34.9012972°E / 32.2618000; 34.9012972
District Central
Council Lev HaSharon
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 12 May 1946
Founded by Demobbed British Army soldiers
Population (2015)[1] 1,216
Website www.bnei-dror.co.il

Bnei Dror (Hebrew: בְּנֵי דְּרוֹר‎, lit. Sons of Liberty) is a moshav shitufi in central Israel. Located near Netanya and covering 3,200 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lev HaSharon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,216.

History[edit]

The village was founded on 12 May 1946 by demobilised soldiers from the British Army who had fought in North Africa and Italy during World War II and had first had the idea of establishing a moshav in 1941. Its name symbolises the founders' desire to live a free life.

Residents work in agriculture and factories for furniture, sunglasses and packaging, as well as a shopping centre, regional school and pensioners' home.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

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