Nir Yisrael

Nir Yisrael
ניר ישראל
نير يسرائيل
Nir Yisrael Aerial View.jpg
Nir Yisrael is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Nir Yisrael
Nir Yisrael
Coordinates: 31°41′16″N 34°38′11″E / 31.68778°N 34.63639°E / 31.68778; 34.63639Coordinates: 31°41′16″N 34°38′11″E / 31.68778°N 34.63639°E / 31.68778; 34.63639
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilHof Ashkelon
AffiliationHaOved HaTzioni
Founded1949
Founded byCzechoslovakian and
Hungarian Jewish immigrants
Population
 (2019)[1]
877

Nir Yisrael (Hebrew: נִיר יִשְׂרָאֵל, lit. Yisrael's Meadow) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located near Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 877.[1]

History

The moshav was founded in 1949 by Jewish immigrants from Czechoslovakia and Hungary who were members of the Jewish youth movement HaNoar HaTzioni. It was named after Yisrael Tiber, who donated large amounts of money to the Jewish National Fund.

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.

External links

  • Official website (in Hebrew)
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