Eliakim

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Eliakim
Putting up the sign in 1950. The main text reads 'Eliakim', with Umm al-Zinat in brackets below
Putting up the sign in 1950. The main text reads 'Eliakim', with Umm al-Zinat in brackets below
Eliakim is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Eliakim
Eliakim
Coordinates: 32°37′56.63″N 35°3′59.39″E / 32.6323972°N 35.0664972°E / 32.6323972; 35.0664972Coordinates: 32°37′56.63″N 35°3′59.39″E / 32.6323972°N 35.0664972°E / 32.6323972; 35.0664972
District Northern
Council Megiddo
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Yemenite Jews
Population (2016)[1] 882

Eliakim (Hebrew: אֶלְיָקִים‬) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Menashe Heights, it falls under the jurisdiction of Megiddo Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 882.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1949 as a moshav by Jewish refugees from Yemen on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Umm az-Zinat,[2][3] and was named after Jehoiakim (who was originally named Eliakim), a King of Judah (2 Kings 23:34). In 1970 it was converted to a communal settlement, but returned to being a moshav in 2008.

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