Tal Shahar

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Tal Shahar
Tal Shahar is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Tal Shahar
Tal Shahar
Coordinates: 31°48′22.32″N 34°54′12.95″E / 31.8062000°N 34.9035972°E / 31.8062000; 34.9035972Coordinates: 31°48′22.32″N 34°54′12.95″E / 31.8062000°N 34.9035972°E / 31.8062000; 34.9035972
CouncilMateh Yehuda
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded byGreek, Polish and Turkish Jews
Population (2017)[1]1,362
Cyclamen persicum flowers in Tal Shahar's Cyclamen Hill

Tal Shahar (Hebrew: טַל שַׁחַר‬, lit. Dawn Dew) is a moshav in central Israel. Located between Gedera and Latrun, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,362.[1]


The village was established in 1948 by immigrants from Greece, Poland and Turkey on the Burma Road on land that had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Khirbat Bayt Far in order to prevent Jerusalem being separated from the rest of Israel.[2][3][4] It was named after Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (Morgentau is German for Morning Dew).


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains:The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 364. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ Morris, Benny (2004). The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited. Cambridge University Press. p. xxi. ISBN 978-0-521-00967-6.
  4. ^ History Tal Shahar

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