Coordinates: 32°39′8.58″N 35°27′47.45″E / 32.6523833°N 35.4631806°E
Tavor stream (Nahal Tavor)
Nahal Tavor ( Hebrew: נחל תבור; Arabic: وادي البيره, Wadi al-Bireh), lit. Tabor Stream, is an intermittent stream in the Lower Galilee, Israel.
Geography [ edit ]
Nahal Tavor looking south-east,
in the foreground
The stream starts in the hills of
Nazareth, east of the city, and runs east and south of Mount Tabor, where it turns east and then empties into the Jordan River between Gesher and Belvoir Fortress.
Three springs feed the stream within the boundaries of the Nahal Tavor Nature Reserve: Ein Rechesh, Ein Ze'ev, and Ein Shachal. Ein Rechesh is near
Tel Rekhesh, an archaeological tell thought to be Anaharath, a town mentioned in the description of one of Thutmose III's campaigns, and also in Joshua 19:19, describing the allotment of the Tribe of Issachar. 
Kibbutz Gazit, the stream runs through a basalt canyon.
Nature reserve [ edit ]
The Tabor Stream received nature reserve status in 1974.
The nature reserve encompasses the stream from the area near
Kfar Kish up to Highway 90.
Tamarix, Willow, , Ziziphus spina-christi , Pistacia atlantica , and Faidherbia albida trees. Many wildflowers grow during the winter months, such as Prunus korshinskyi Lupins ( Lupinus pilosus), , Cyclamen persicum Anemones, Chives, and Asafoetida.
Fauna in the reserve includes
gazelles ( Gazella gazella gazella), Spanish sparrows and partridges.
References [ edit ]