Meishar

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Meishar

מֵישָׁר
Skyline of Meishar
Meishar is located in Central Israel
Meishar
Meishar
Coordinates: 31°49′5.52″N 34°45′14.76″E / 31.8182000°N 34.7541000°E / 31.8182000; 34.7541000Coordinates: 31°49′5.52″N 34°45′14.76″E / 31.8182000°N 34.7541000°E / 31.8182000; 34.7541000
DistrictCentral
CouncilGederot
AffiliationAgricultural Union
Founded1950
Founded byImmigrants from Europe
Population
 (2017)[1]
834
Name meaningLeveled

Meishar (Hebrew: מֵישָׁר, lit. Leveled) is a moshav in south-central Israel. Located in the coastal plain near Gedera, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gederot Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 834.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded by immigrants to Israel from Germany and Poland in 1950 on land that had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Bashshit.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 363. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.