Neria, Mateh Binyamin

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Neria
נֵרִיָּה
Neria is located in the Central West Bank
Neria
Neria
Coordinates: 31°57′11.51″N 35°7′32.52″E / 31.9531972°N 35.1257000°E / 31.9531972; 35.1257000Coordinates: 31°57′11.51″N 35°7′32.52″E / 31.9531972°N 35.1257000°E / 31.9531972; 35.1257000
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Mateh Binyamin
Region West Bank
Founded 1991

Neria (Hebrew: נֵרִיָּה‬), also known as Talmon Tzafon (Hebrew: טַלְמוֹן צָפוֹן‬, lit. North Talmon) or Talmon Bet (Hebrew: טַלְמוֹן ב'‬, lit. Talmon B) is a national-religious Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located next to Talmon and between Modi'in Illit and Ramallah, it is organised as a community settlement and falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. It has a population of around 300 families.[1] The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[2]

The village was established in 1991 by a number of families who had met at Mercaz HaRav yeshiva, and was named after Rabbi Moshe-Zvi Neria. The community is led by spiritual leader Rabbi Michael Hershkovitz, a current teacher at Mercaz HaRav.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neria's HomePage. (Hebrew)
  2. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2010.