HaOn

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HaOn
הָאוֹן
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HaOn is located in Israel
HaOn
HaOn
Coordinates: 32°43′29.02″N 35°37′18.62″E / 32.7247278°N 35.6218389°E / 32.7247278; 35.6218389Coordinates: 32°43′29.02″N 35°37′18.62″E / 32.7247278°N 35.6218389°E / 32.7247278; 35.6218389
District Northern
Council Emek HaYarden
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1949
Population (2015)[1] 184

HaOn (Hebrew: הָאוֹן‎), is a community settlement on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. Located at the foot of the Golan Heights about a twenty-minute drive from the city of Tiberias, it is part of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 184.

History[edit]

Until July 2007 it operated as a kibbutz, but debts of 50 million NIS meant that it had to sell its businesses and return land to state ownership.[2]

The village contains a memorial to two Turkish pilots who crashed at the location on 8 February 1914. Two planes of the fledgling Ottoman Air Force took off from Istanbul on a flight to Jerusalem to deliver the first Ottoman air mail but never reached their destination. The memorial is tended by a member of HaOn who investigated the story, planted trees at the site and hosted the commander of the Turkish Air Force.[3]

Economy[edit]

HaOn runs a spa facing the Sea of Galilee.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Indebted Kibbutz Ha'On to become semi-cooperative moshav Haaretz, 5 July 2007
  3. ^ Letter from Kibbutz Ha’On: Fallen Flyers Hadassah Magazine, 17 March 2014
  4. ^ Massage, Not Work, on the Kibbutz in Israel New York Times, 29 June 2008