Even Menachem

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Even Menachem
Even Menachem is located in Israel
Even Menachem
Even Menachem
Coordinates: 33°4′25.78″N 35°17′41.78″E / 33.0738278°N 35.2949389°E / 33.0738278; 35.2949389Coordinates: 33°4′25.78″N 35°17′41.78″E / 33.0738278°N 35.2949389°E / 33.0738278; 35.2949389
Council Ma'ale Yosef
Region Western Galilee
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 13 September 1960
Founded by North African immigrants
Population (2014) 276[1]

Even Menachem (Hebrew: אֶבֶן מְנַחֵם) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Western Galilee, about six kilometers northwest of Ma'alot-Tarshiha, it falls under the jurisdiction of Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council. In 2014 it had a population of 276.[1]

The moshav was founded on 13 September 1960 by immigrants from North Africa on the land that belonged to the Arab village of Iqrit, whose inhabitants had been expelled.[2][3] It was named after Arthur Menachem Hantke, a prominent Zionist leader in pre-war Germany.

The moshav came under Hezbollah rocket fire several times over its history due to its proximity to the Israel-Lebanon border; most recently it was hit during Hezbollah's diversionary salvo at the opening of the 2006 Lebanon War, as well as during the later rocket and mortar attacks.


  1. ^ a b 2014 populations Israel Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ Morris (2004), p.xvii.
  3. ^ Khalidi (1992), p. 17


External links[edit]

  • Nimrod Getzov (2006): Even Menahem, Hadashot Arkheologiyot – Excavations and Surveys in Israel, No. 118.