Kfar Kisch

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Kfar Kisch
כְּפַר קִישׁ
Kfar Kisch is located in Israel
Kfar Kisch
Kfar Kisch
Coordinates: 32°40′2″N 35°26′55″E / 32.66722°N 35.44861°E / 32.66722; 35.44861Coordinates: 32°40′2″N 35°26′55″E / 32.66722°N 35.44861°E / 32.66722; 35.44861
District Northern
Council Lower Galilee
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1946
Founded by Demobilised soldiers
Population (2015)[1] 520

Kfar Kisch (Hebrew: כְּפַר קִישׁ‎) is an moshav in northern Israel. Located adjacent to Mount Tabor, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lower Galilee Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 520.


It was established in 1946 by Jewish soldiers demobilised from the British Army after World War II having served under Frederick Kisch, for whom the village was named.[2] However political fractures led many of the founders to leave within the first year. A water shortage which forced the residents to transport water from the Tabor stream without proper equipment added to the problems, and until 1953 a steady stream of founding residents left the village. In that year conditions improved and Kfar Kisch began to absorb Jewish immigrants from Poland, Hungary, and the Soviet Union.[citation needed] Part of the village's land formerly belonged to the depopulated Arab village of Ma'dhar, south of the old village site.[3]


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Frederick Kisch Izkor (Hebrew)
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 529, ISBN 0-88728-224-5