Ramat HaHayal

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Ramat HaHayal, Tel Aviv
Nokia building

Ramat HaHayal (Hebrew: רמת החייל‎, lit. Soldiers Hill) is a northeastern neighborhood of Tel Aviv, Israel. Some of the leading global high tech firms have research and development offices in Ramat HaHayal. [1]

History[edit]

The neighborhood, originally Shikun Shanghai, was established in 1949 to absorb members of the Jewish community in Shanghai, China, who left during the final stages of the Chinese Civil War.[2]

HaBarzel street

Until 2010, it was widely assumed that the neighborhood had been named after the Jewish Brigade and its name was written in Hebrew רמת החי"ל‬ (lit. Jewish Brigade Heights), including in official municipal signs. The mistake was corrected by the municipality in 2010.[3]

Many Israeli high-tech companies, among them Nisko, RAD Data Communications, BMC Software,[4] Comverse Technology and Radwin are located in Ramat HaHayal.[5] IBM maintains a research and development facility there. [6]

Raoul Wallenberg monument, Ramat HaHayal

The offices of the Israeli television broadcasting company Keshet are in Ramat HaHayal.[7]

In 2002, a monument dedicated to the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg was erected at the intersection of Raoul Wallenberg and HaBarzel streets in Ramat HaHayal.[8]

New building of Assuta Medical Center

Assuta Medical Center, Israel's largest private medical provider, moved from central Tel Aviv to a new compound in Ramat HaHayal. The upscale facility, with 16 operating rooms, is located on HaBarzel Street.[9]

Archaeology[edit]

Raoul Wallenberg Street, Ramat HaHayal

In February 1997, archaeological excavations carried out at Ramat HaHayal found two wall foundations with abutting floor fragments, a pit, and ceramic and glass shards from the 8th–9th centuries BCE. A burial cave of the intermediate Bronze Age was cut into soft Kurkar stone, and several intact vessels were discovered belonging to the known types from the Yarkon River area.[10]

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Coordinates: 32°6′54.93″N 34°50′11.43″E / 32.1152583°N 34.8365083°E / 32.1152583; 34.8365083