Ramot Meir

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Ramot Meir
רָמוֹת מֵאִיר
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Ramot Meir is located in Israel
Ramot Meir
Ramot Meir
Coordinates: 31°52′26.75″N 34°51′19.07″E / 31.8740972°N 34.8552972°E / 31.8740972; 34.8552972Coordinates: 31°52′26.75″N 34°51′19.07″E / 31.8740972°N 34.8552972°E / 31.8740972; 34.8552972
District Central
Council Gezer
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Demobilised soldiers
Population (2015)[1] 770
Website ramotmeir.co.il

Ramot Meir (Hebrew: רָמוֹת מֵאִיר‎, lit. Meir Heights) is a small moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah around four kilometres south of Rehovot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 770.

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1949 by demobilised soldiers, and was named after the American philanthropist Meyer Rosoff. Rosoff had bought the land around the Arab village of al-Na'ani in the 1930s for his company, Rosoff Group Plantations.[2]

It collapsed in 1965, but was re-established in 1969 by a group of immigrants from France (who had originally moved there from North Africa)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Glass, J.B. (2002) From New Zion to Old Zion: American Jewish Immigration and Settlement Wayne State University Press, pp238-239, ISBN 0-8143-2842-3

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