Tirat Yehuda

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Tirat Yehuda
Tirat Yehuda is located in 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 position 143/157 PAL
District Central
Council Hevel Modi'in
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1949
Founded by Hungarian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 1,183

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 2015 it had a population of 1,183.


The moshav was established in 1949 by 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 fedayeen, and was a designated border settlement until the Six-Day War.