Ramat David

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Ramat David
Shepherd David Playing the Harp.jpg
Ramat David is located in Israel
Ramat David
Ramat David
Coordinates: 32°40′42.96″N 35°12′13.68″E / 32.6786000°N 35.2038000°E / 32.6786000; 35.2038000Coordinates: 32°40′42.96″N 35°12′13.68″E / 32.6786000°N 35.2038000°E / 32.6786000; 35.2038000
District Northern
Council Jezreel Valley
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1926
Population (2015)[1] 479

Ramat David (Hebrew: רָמַת דָּוִד‎, lit. David Heights) is a kibbutz in northern Israel.[2] Located in the Jezreel Valley near Ramat David Airbase, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 479.[1]

History[edit]

The kibbutz was established in 1926, and was named after David Lloyd George, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when the Balfour Declaration was made. The German-Jewish architect Richard Kaufmann drew up plans for the design of Ramat David in 1931.[3]

The author Roald Dahl landed his RAF Hurricane at the British Mandate airstrip at Ramat David early in 1941.[4] He describes the German Jewish refugee children living there at that time in his autobiography Going Solo.

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