Dishon

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For the Biblical animal, see Dishon (Bible).
Dishon
דִּישׁוֹן
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 (2014)[1] 358

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 2014 it had a population of 358.

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. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 September 2016.