Nir Yisrael

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Nir Yisrael
Nir Yisrael Aerial View.jpg
Nir Yisrael is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Nir Yisrael
Nir Yisrael
Coordinates: 31°41′15.71″N 34°38′11.39″E / 31.6876972°N 34.6364972°E / 31.6876972; 34.6364972Coordinates: 31°41′15.71″N 34°38′11.39″E / 31.6876972°N 34.6364972°E / 31.6876972; 34.6364972
District Southern
Council Hof Ashkelon
Affiliation HaOved HaTzioni
Founded 1949
Founded by Czechoslovakian and
Hungarian Jewish immigrants
Population (2016)[1] 871

Nir Yisrael (Hebrew: נִיר יִשְׂרָאֵל‬, lit. Yisrael's Meadow) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located near Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 871.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1949 by Jewish immigrants from Czechoslovakia and Hungary who were members of the Jewish youth movement HaNoar HaTzioni. It was named after Yisrael Tiber, who donated large amounts of money to the Jewish National Fund.


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

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