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Menahemia (Hebrew: מְנַחֶמְיָה) is a village in the Jordan Valley in north-eastern Israel. Located near Highway 90 between Beit She'an and Tzemah Junction 5 km south of Tzemah, it falls under the jurisdiction of Valley of Springs Regional Council. With an area of 6,000 dunams, the village had a population of 999 in 2015.
The village was established on 23–26 December 1901 as a moshava under the name Milhamia (Hebrew: מלחמיה) by the five first families on land purchased by the Jewish Colonization Association in southern Jordan Valley, and was the first Jewish settlement of its time in that region. It was renamed Menahemia in 1921 after the father of High Commissioner of Mandatory Palestine Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel.
Before World War I, a regional pharmacy was established in Menahemia. Other industries included a quarry, where they quarried raw materials for the "Nesher" factory near Haifa, and a gypsum manufacturing plant. There also existed a museum for the medical history of the region, and the history of Menahemia and Naharayim.
It had its own local council from 1951 until 1 January 2006 when jurisdiction over the village was transferred to Beit She'an Valley Regional Council.
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