Sde David

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Sde David
שְׂדֵה דָּוִד
Sde David is located in Israel
Sde David
Sde David
Coordinates: 31°34′36.71″N 34°41′1.93″E / 31.5768639°N 34.6838694°E / 31.5768639; 34.6838694Coordinates: 31°34′36.71″N 34°41′1.93″E / 31.5768639°N 34.6838694°E / 31.5768639; 34.6838694
District Southern
Council Lakhish
Affiliation HaOved HaTzioni
Founded 1955
Founded by Moroccan immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 378
Name meaning David's Field

Sde David (Hebrew: שְׂדֵה דָּוִד‎, lit. David's Field) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 378.


The moshav was founded in 1955 by Jewish immigrants from the Moroccan youth movement HaNoar HaTzioni, as part of the effort to settle the region. It was named after Zalman David Levontin, a Russian banker, pioneer of Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel and the founder and director of the Anglo-Palestine Bank (which later became Bank Leumi).[citation needed]

Sde David was founded in 1955 on land belonging to the depopulated Palestinian village of Burayr.[2]