Tirat Yehuda

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Tirat Yehuda
Tirat Yehuda is located in Central Israel
Tirat Yehuda
Tirat Yehuda
Coordinates: 32°0′47.51″N 34°55′57.36″E / 32.0131972°N 34.9326000°E / 32.0131972; 34.9326000Coordinates: 32°0′47.51″N 34°55′57.36″E / 32.0131972°N 34.9326000°E / 32.0131972; 34.9326000
Grid position143/157 PAL
CouncilHevel Modi'in
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded byHungarian Jewish immigrants

Tirat Yehuda (Hebrew: טִירַת יְהוּדָה‬, lit. Judah's Castle) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Yehud and Ben Gurion International Airport, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,195.[1]


The moshav was established in 1949 by Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Initially, it was located northeast of its present site, in the area which is today Bareket, before moving to its current location in 1951. It was named after the nearby depopulated Palestinian village of al-Tira on which land it was located,[2] and the fact that it was in the vicinity of the border of the land of the Tribe of Judah.

In its first years, it was attacked several times by the Palestinian fedayeen, and was a designated border settlement until the 1967 Six-Day War.


  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. 418. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.