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
District Northern
Council Ma'ale Yosef
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 13 September 1960
Founded by North African immigrants
Population (2015) 264[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 2015 it had a population of 264.

History[edit]

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

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.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Benny Morris (2004) The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press, p. xvii, village #69. ISBN 0-521-81120-1
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 17. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 

External links[edit]

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