Givat Yeshayahu

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Givat Yeshayahu
Givat Yeshayahu is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Givat Yeshayahu
Givat Yeshayahu
Coordinates: 31°40′10.91″N 34°57′2.16″E / 31.6696972°N 34.9506000°E / 31.6696972; 34.9506000Coordinates: 31°40′10.91″N 34°57′2.16″E / 31.6696972°N 34.9506000°E / 31.6696972; 34.9506000
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation HaOved HaTzioni
Founded 1958
Founded by Hungarian Jews
Population (2015)[1] 796

Givat Yeshayahu (Hebrew: גִּבְעַת יְשַׁעְיָהוּ‎, lit. Yeshayahu Hill) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Valley of Elah around ten kilometres south of Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 796.

History[edit]

The village was established in 1958 by immigrants from Hungary, members of the Jewish youth movement HaNoar HaTzioni and was named after Yeshayahu Press, a prominent researcher. It was built on the land of the depopulated Arab village of 'Ajjur.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 207. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.