|Founded by||Romanian immigrants|
Olesh (Hebrew: עֹלֶשׁ, עולש, lit. Chicory) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hefer Valley Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,110.
The moshav was founded in 1951 by immigrants from Romania on land south of the Palestinian village of Qaqun, which had been depopulated in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. It was initially named Be'erotayim Bet, but was later renamed Olesh due to the large chicory plants in the area.
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- Olesh Homee