|Founded||5 June 1950|
|Founded by||Libyan immigrants|
Zeitan (Hebrew: זֵיתָן) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Lod and the road to Ben Gurion International Airport, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lod Valley Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 1,067.
The village was founded on 5 June 1950 by immigrants from Tripoli in Libya who were originally from a small town named Zliten. There are several theories as to the source of its name; one is that it is an adaption of Zliten; another that it is dervived from the Hebrew word for Olive (Zeit), which are grown in the area; whilst a third is that it is taken from the name of one of the Tribe of Benjamin, which lived in the area and is named in 1 Chronicles 7:10;
And the sons of Jediael: Bilhan; and the sons of Bilhan: Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tarshish, and Ahishahar.
- "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017.