Tel Mond

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Tel Mond
  • תֵּל מוֹנְד
  • تل موند
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Tell Mond
Tel Mond enterance.jpg
Tel Mond is located in Israel
Tel Mond
Tel Mond
Coordinates: 32°15′16″N 34°55′7″E / 32.25444°N 34.91861°E / 32.25444; 34.91861Coordinates: 32°15′16″N 34°55′7″E / 32.25444°N 34.91861°E / 32.25444; 34.91861
District Central
Founded 1929
Government
 • Type Local council
 • Head of Municipality Roni Golan
Area
 • Total 8,000 dunams (8 km2 or 3 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 12,212
Website tel-mond.muni.il

Tel Mond (Hebrew: תֵּל מוֹנְד‬) is a town in the Sharon region of Israel, located east of Netanya and north of Kfar Saba. In 2016 it had a population of 12,212.[1]

History[edit]

Tel Mond was founded in 1929 by Alfred Mond, 1st Baron Melchett. Lord Melchett was a British industrialist, a former cabinet minister and president of the British Zionist Federation. The Israel Plantations Company, headed by Mond, purchased land in the region and planted citrus orchards to provide employment for Jewish laborers.[2] In 1933, a group of farmers purchased land from the company and established Moshav Tel Mond. In 1936, another group established Moshav Kfar Ziv. In 1943, new immigrants from Yemen established Shechunat Ya'akov. In the 1950s, Neve Oved and Hadar Hayim were built to accommodate the large wave of immigration (mainly from Yemen) after the founding of the state. In 1954, all these communities were merged to form the Local Council of Tel Mond.[2] The surrounding moshavim, Kfar Hess, Herut and Ein Vered, were also founded by the pioneers of Tel Mond.[3]

Over the past decade, the community has grown from a small town to a self-sufficient mini-city that provides services for other regional communities.

In June 2013, Kehillat Mevaser Zion, a Modern Orthodox Community in Tel Mond, held an inauguration ceremony for the newly built Synagogue, attended by Naftali Bennett, the Minister for the Economy.

On 22 October 2013, Roni Golan, leader of the "Hatikva" movement, was elected Mayor, replacing Shlomo Ratzabi, the who had been mayor for twenty-five years.

Landmarks[edit]

Beit HaLord Museum

The home of Lord Melchett has been turned into House of the Lord museum, documenting the history of Tel Mond.[3] Outside the museum is a statue of Lord Melchett designed by Batya Lishansky.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Tel Mond (Israel)". CRW Flags. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c A day in the country - Haaretz - Israel News[dead link]
  4. ^ "Tel Mond, Israel". Sarasota Sister Cities Association. Retrieved 2014-01-24.