Kfar Truman

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Kfar Truman
כְּפַר טְרוּמַן
Kfar Truman is located in Israel
Kfar Truman
Kfar Truman
Coordinates: 31°58′46.92″N 34°55′19.91″E / 31.9797000°N 34.9221972°E / 31.9797000; 34.9221972Coordinates: 31°58′46.92″N 34°55′19.91″E / 31.9797000°N 34.9221972°E / 31.9797000; 34.9221972
District Central
Council Hevel Modi'in
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Demobilized Palmach soldiers
Population (2015)[1] 882

Kfar Truman (Hebrew: כְּפַר טְרוּמַן‎, lit. Truman Village) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah around three kilometres east of Ben Gurion International Airport, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 882.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was established in 1949 by demobilised Palmach soldiers of the Harel Brigade, and was initially called Bnei Harel (Sons of Harel). In 1950, representatives of the Jewish Agency proposed changing the name to Kfar Truman, in honor of U.S. president Harry S. Truman, whose support was critical for the establishment of the State of Israel. In return, the moshav was promised official recognition, thereby entitling it to services such as roads, running water and electricity.[2] The forest alongside Kfar Truman was renamed for Margaret Truman, daughter of the president.[2]

The village was built on land which had belonged to the destroyed Arab village of Bayt Nabala.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Kfar Truman". Jewish Sightseeing. Retrieved 5 April 2010.