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Eitanim is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Coordinates: 31°46′44.04″N 35°5′42.61″E / 31.7789000°N 35.0951694°E / 31.7789000; 35.0951694Coordinates: 31°46′44.04″N 35°5′42.61″E / 31.7789000°N 35.0951694°E / 31.7789000; 35.0951694
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Founded 1950
Population (2016)[1] 72

Eitanim (Hebrew: אֵיתָנִים‬, eng. Enduring) is a psychiatric hospital in central Israel. Located near Jerusalem, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 72.[1]


The village is named after the Bible, prophet Micha 6:2:[2] "Listen, you enduring foundations of the earth".


In 1942 an agricultural school was established in the area (then known as Dayr 'Amr) for Arab orphans of the 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine. In 1950 a hospital for people with tuberculosis was founded on the site, becoming a general hospital in 1952.


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.156, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
    Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.4, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)