Korazim

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Korazim
Korazim
Korazim
Korazim is located in Israel
Korazim
Korazim
Coordinates: 32°54′37.07″N 35°33′2.51″E / 32.9102972°N 35.5506972°E / 32.9102972; 35.5506972Coordinates: 32°54′37.07″N 35°33′2.51″E / 32.9102972°N 35.5506972°E / 32.9102972; 35.5506972
District Northern
Council Mevo'ot HaHermon
Affiliation Hitahdut HaIkarim
Founded 1983
Population (2016)[1] 353
Website www.korazim.co.il

Korazim (Hebrew: כּוֹרָזִים‎) is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located on the Korazim plateau to the north of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 353.[1]

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1983 as a moshav, but after it merged with Ma'of it became a community settlement. It is found just north of the Sea of Galilee. It is named after ancient Chorazin, mentioned in the New Testament (Matthew 11:21), now the site of a much-visited archaeological park, which is located about 1 km east of the modern village.[citation needed]

It was founded on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Samakiyya.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All that Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington DC: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 539. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 

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