Dishon

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Dishon
דִּישׁוֹן
מושב דישון.jpg
Dishon is located in Israel
Dishon
Dishon
Coordinates: 33°4′53.66″N 35°31′0.69″E / 33.0815722°N 35.5168583°E / 33.0815722; 35.5168583Coordinates: 33°4′53.66″N 35°31′0.69″E / 33.0815722°N 35.5168583°E / 33.0815722; 35.5168583
District Northern
Council Mevo'ot HaHermon
Affiliation HaOved HaTzioni
Founded 1953
Founded by Libyan immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 354

Dishon (Hebrew: דִּישׁוֹן‎) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located on the border with Lebanon between the towns of Kiryat Shmona and Safed, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 354.[1]

History[edit]

Dishon was established in 1953 by Jewish immigrants from Libya, on land belonging to the depopulated Arab village of Dayshum. Dishon was the son of Anah of Zibeon and the brother of Aholibamah, one of Esau's wives.

References[edit]

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