Mishmar HaYarden

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Mishmar Yarden
מִשְׁמַר הַיַּרְדֵּן
Mishmar Hayarden - Moshav.jpg
Mishmar Yarden is located in Israel
Mishmar Yarden
Mishmar Yarden
Coordinates: 33°0′18″N 35°35′56.04″E / 33.00500°N 35.5989000°E / 33.00500; 35.5989000Coordinates: 33°0′18″N 35°35′56.04″E / 33.00500°N 35.5989000°E / 33.00500; 35.5989000
District Northern
Council Mevo'ot HaHermon
Affiliation Mishkei Herut Beitar
Founded 1949
Founded by "Mishmar" members
Population (2016)[1] 719
Name meaning Guard of the Jordan

Mishmar HaYarden (Hebrew: מִשְׁמַר הַיַּרְדֵּן‬, lit. Guard of the Jordan) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Upper Galilee on Highway 91 between Mahanayim and Gadot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 719.[1]

History[edit]

Mishmar HaYarden was founded in 1949, and was originally named "Bnei Tzfat" because the founding nucleus supported the people of Safed (Tzfat) and respected them for planning in the 1870s to establish moshavot in the Bashan, including the old Bnei Yehuda. It was later renamed after the Mishmar HaYarden moshava, which was destroyed during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017.