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HaGoshrim is located in Northeast Israel
HaGoshrim is located in Israel
Coordinates: 33°13′15″N 35°37′25″E / 33.22083°N 35.62361°E / 33.22083; 35.62361Coordinates: 33°13′15″N 35°37′25″E / 33.22083°N 35.62361°E / 33.22083; 35.62361
District Northern
Council Upper Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1948
Founded by Immigrants from Turkey
Population (2017)[1] 783
Website www.hagoshrim.co.il

HaGoshrim (Hebrew: הַגּוֹשְׁרִים‬, lit. The Bridge Builders) is a kibbutz in the Galilee Panhandle in northern Israel, 5 km east of Kiryat Shmona. The kibbutz is adjacent to the Hurshat Tal National Park and bisected by tributaries of the Jordan River, the Snir (Hatsbani), Koren, itself a tributary of the Dan and Tal.[2] In 2017 it had a population of 783.[1]


HaGoshrim Hotel

Kibbutz HaGoshrim was founded in 1948 mostly by Jewish immigrants from Turkey. The kibbutz was established partly on the lands of the depopulated Arab village of al-Khisas,[3][4] The kibbutz opened a hotel in the manor house of Emir Faour, chief of the al-Fadel tribe, for whom the villagers worked as tenant farmers.[5]


The chief economic branches are agriculture and tourism. The kibbutz also owns Mepro, which manufactures carpenters' levels and military optics, and the Epilady company, established in 1986.[6] Epilady is a hand-held device developed by two Israeli engineers that revolutionized hair removal.[7]


Excavations at the Neolithic site of Hagoshrim in 2003 yielded a large assemblage of skeletal fragments, mainly of cattle and pigs, providing evidence of the domestication of these taxa in the southern Levant.[8]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Living the Israeli Dream without busting the budget
  3. ^ Morris, Benny, (second edition 2004 third printing 2006) The Birth Of The Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press, p380 ISBN 0-521-00967-7
  4. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 465, ISBN 0-88728-224-5
  5. ^ Benvenisti, Meron; Kaufman-Lacusta, Maxine (2000), Sacred Landscape: The Buried History of the Holy Land Since 1948, University of California Press, p. 207, ISBN 0-520-21154-5
  6. ^ EpiLady
  7. ^ Israelis Revolutionize Hair Removal Industry New York Times, 10 October 1988
  8. ^ Analyzing the process of domestication: Hagoshrim as a case study

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