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Geva is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Coordinates: 32°33′59.37″N 35°22′17.6″E / 32.5664917°N 35.371556°E / 32.5664917; 35.371556Coordinates: 32°33′59.37″N 35°22′17.6″E / 32.5664917°N 35.371556°E / 32.5664917; 35.371556
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded byJews from Poland and Soviet Union

Geva (Hebrew: גֶּבַע, lit. Hill) is a kibbutz in the Jezreel Valley in Israel. Located near the city of Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gilboa Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 628.[1]


Geva was founded in 1921 by Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia as the second and third wave of immigration.[2] By 1948 it had a population of 439, which had grown to 506 at the end of 1951.[3]

The Gevatron singing troupe was established by members of Geva in 1948. It recorded over 20 albums. At the peak of its popularity in the 1980s, the troupe appeared at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv before an audience of 120,000. It collaborated with some of Israel's leading singers, among them Yoram Gaon, Shoshana Damari and Yehudit Ravitz. In 1972, the Gevatron won the David's Harp prize, in 1992 it won the Histadrut prize, and in 2008, it won the Israel Prize.[4]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Encyclopedia Judaica, vol. 7, p.532
  3. ^ State of Israel, Government Year-Book, 5714(1952), p. VII
  4. ^ History of Gevatron Gevatron
  5. ^ "Shimon Peres Biography". Academy of Achievement. 13 February 2008. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011.
  6. ^ Michael Bar-Zohar (2007) Shimon Peres: The Biography Random House Publishing Group

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