Ortal, Golan Heights

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Kibbutz dining room
Kibbutz dining room
Ortal is located in the Golan Heights
Coordinates: 33°5′6″N 35°45′41″E / 33.08500°N 35.76139°E / 33.08500; 35.76139Coordinates: 33°5′6″N 35°45′41″E / 33.08500°N 35.76139°E / 33.08500; 35.76139
District Northern
Council Golan Regional Council
Region Golan Heights
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1978
Population (2015)[1] 321
Website ortal.org.il

Ortal (Hebrew: אוֹרְטַל‎) is an Israeli settlement and kibbutz in the northern Golan Heights. Located 915 meters above sea level and 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Katzrin,[2] it falls under the jurisdiction of Golan Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 321.[1]

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[3]


The kibbutz's vineyard, affiliated with the Golan Winery, produces several varieties of grapes.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Dayan, Aryeh (December 28, 2006). "Ready for battle – again". Haaretz. Archived from the original on July 4, 2009. Retrieved February 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC. December 10, 2009. 
  4. ^ Israeli Wineries Offer Wine-Tasting in Tel Aviv Israel National News, 17 July 2006