Ramot Meir

Summary

Ramot Meir (Hebrew: רָמוֹת מֵאִיר, lit. Meir Heights) is a moshav ovdim in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah around four kilometres south of Rehovot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 749.[1]

Ramot Meir
רָמוֹת מֵאִיר
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Ramot Meir is located in Central Israel
Ramot Meir
Ramot Meir
Coordinates: 31°52′27″N 34°51′19″E / 31.87417°N 34.85528°E / 31.87417; 34.85528Coordinates: 31°52′27″N 34°51′19″E / 31.87417°N 34.85528°E / 31.87417; 34.85528
CountryIsrael
DistrictCentral
CouncilGezer
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1949
Founded byDemobilised soldiers
Population
 (2019)[1]
749
Websiteramotmeir.co.il

HistoryEdit

The moshav was founded in 1949 by demobilised soldiers, and was named after the American philanthropist Meyer Rosoff. Rosoff had bought the land around the Palestinian village of al-Na'ani in the 1930s for his company, Rosoff Group Plantations.[2] After the 1948 war, it expanded on part of the remaining al-Na'ani land.[3]

It collapsed in 1965, but was re-established in 1969 by a group of immigrants from France (who had originally moved there from North Africa)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Glass, J.B. (2002) From New Zion to Old Zion: American Jewish Immigration and Settlement Wayne State University Press, pp238-239, ISBN 0-8143-2842-3
  3. ^ Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 400. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.

External linksEdit

  • Official website (in Hebrew)