Moledet, Israel

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Moledet
מוֹלֶדֶת
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Moledet is located in Israel
Moledet
Moledet
Coordinates: 32°35′9″N 35°26′32″E / 32.58583°N 35.44222°E / 32.58583; 35.44222Coordinates: 32°35′9″N 35°26′32″E / 32.58583°N 35.44222°E / 32.58583; 35.44222
District Northern
Council Gilboa
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 4 July 1937
Founded by Moledet organization
Population (2015)[1] 986
Children of Moledet in 1950

Moledet (Hebrew: מוֹלֶדֶת‎, lit. Homeland) is a moshav shitufi in northern Israel. Located in the Lower Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gilboa Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 986.[1]

History[edit]

The community was founded as a kibbutz on 4 July 1937 as part of the Tower and stockade program, and was named after the "Moledet" organization of the founders, who were immigrants to Mandate Palestine from Germany. In 1944 the community became a moshav shitufi named "Bnei Brit", named after the Bnai Brith organization in the United States which donated money for purchasing the land, in honor of their president Alfred Cohen. The place then changed its name to "Moledet-Bnei Brit" until in 1957 it finally reverted to just "Moledet."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.