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Eyal is located in Central Israel
Coordinates: 32°12′36.35″N 34°58′46.55″E / 32.2100972°N 34.9795972°E / 32.2100972; 34.9795972Coordinates: 32°12′36.35″N 34°58′46.55″E / 32.2100972°N 34.9795972°E / 32.2100972; 34.9795972
District Central
Council Drom HaSharon
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1948
Founded by Nahal volunteers
Population (2017)[1] 506
Website www.eyal.org.il

Eyal (Hebrew: אֱיָל‬; lit. ram) is a kibbutz in the Central District of Israel. Located close to the Green line, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Drom HaSharon Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 506.[1]


Eyal is located in central Israel within the green line in the central Sharon region, and just to the east of Highway 6. It is approximately 6 km north-east of the city of Kfar Saba. Just to its north-east is the city of Kokhav Ya'ir, and west of the city of Tzur Yigal. To its north-west is the Israeli Arab city of Tira, and to its south is the Palestinian city of Qalqilyah.


Eyal was established in 1949 by Nahal volunteers. Israel sought to establish security settlements along its borders, and Eyal was established on what was then the Jordanian border. It is just north of the West Bank town of Qalqilyah.


Keren Sahar Vintage Auto Museum houses a collection of vintage cars, featuring British automobiles from the 1930s and 40s.

Saslove Winery has a temperature-controlled barrel room, a lab, and an open space where the club meetings and wine seminars are held.[2]

In a field not far from the kibbutz sits a small domed structure, traditionally the burial place of Simeon, son of the patriarch Jacob.


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Saslove Winery

External links[edit]

  • Official website (in Hebrew)
  • The Kibbutzim / Qassams, terrorism don´t cow kibbutzim article written by Eli Ashkenazi, 11/08, 2004, for Haaretz. The article describes how Kibbutz Eyal had become a prime example of a kibbutz absorbing new people in order to recover from its sagging social and economic situation.
  • From Russia with Jews article written by Yossi Melman and Amiram Barkat, Haaretz, Edition Thursday, November 9, 2006; The story of Zvi Magen, former head of Nativ, who immigrated to Israel in 1960, lived on Kibbutz Gan Shmuel as an "external child, and after completing his army service, joined a settlement Kibbutz Eyal.