Sde Eliezer

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Sde Eliezer
שְׂדֵה אֱלִיעֶזֶר
Orchards of Sde Eliezer
Orchards of Sde Eliezer
Sde Eliezer is located in Northeast Israel
Sde Eliezer
Sde Eliezer
Coordinates: 33°2′42.72″N 35°33′50.4″E / 33.0452000°N 35.564000°E / 33.0452000; 35.564000Coordinates: 33°2′42.72″N 35°33′50.4″E / 33.0452000°N 35.564000°E / 33.0452000; 35.564000
DistrictNorthern
CouncilMevo'ot HaHermon
AffiliationHaOved HaTzioni
Founded1950
Population (2017)[1]818

Sde Eliezer (Hebrew: שְׂדֵה אֱלִיעֶזֶר‬, lit. Eliezer's Field) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Hula Valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 818.[1]

History[edit]

Sde Eliezer was founded in 1950 by residents of Yesod HaMa'ala and Kiryat Shmona. Immigrants from Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Poland and Romania also settled there. The moshav was named for Robert (Eliezer) Rothschild, grandson of Edmond de Rothschild, founder of the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (PICA).[2]

According to some sources the village was built on land which had been bought by PICA,[3][4] while according to Walid Khalidi, it was established on land that had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Husayniyya.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ About Moshav Sde Eliezer
  3. ^ Avi Har-Shagai (1990) The Encyclopedia of Local Government in Israel: Regional Councils, p243
  4. ^ Moshav Sde Eliyahu, Upper Galilee Globes, 11 October 2009
  5. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains:The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 457. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.