Neve Harif

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Neve Harif
נְוֵה חָרִיף
Neve Harif is located in Israel
Neve Harif
Neve Harif
Coordinates: 30°2′11.4″N 35°2′19.31″E / 30.036500°N 35.0386972°E / 30.036500; 35.0386972Coordinates: 30°2′11.4″N 35°2′19.31″E / 30.036500°N 35.0386972°E / 30.036500; 35.0386972
District Southern
Council Hevel Eilot
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1983
Population (2015)[1] 110

Neve Harif (Hebrew: נְוֵה חָרִיף) is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located in the Arabah valley near Eilat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Eilot Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 110.


The kibbutz was founded in 1983 by city dwellers who wanted to establish a kibbutz that would combine the kibbutz ideology with a modern daily lifestyle. The community was established on a temporary site named Shitim, moving to the current site a year later. The kibbutz was originally named Avida (Hebrew: אבידע‎‎) based on its location, but was renamed Neve Harif in honour of Knesset member and kibbutz activist Moshe Harif who was killed in a car crash in 1982.


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

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