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Merom Golan
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Merom Golan seen from Har Bental
Hebrew מְרוֹם גּוֹלָן
Founded 14 July 1967
Council Golan Regional Council
Region Golan Heights
District North
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Coordinates 33°08′00″N 35°46′33″E / 33.1333333°N 35.77583°E / 33.1333333; 35.77583Coordinates: 33°08′00″N 35°46′33″E / 33.1333333°N 35.77583°E / 33.1333333; 35.77583
Population 495 (2006)
Website merom-golan.org.il

Merom Golan (Hebrew: מְרוֹם גּוֹלָן‎) is an Israeli settlement, kibbutz, in the northern Golan Heights which lies in the municipal territory of the Golan Regional Council.

Kibbutz Golan (later changed to Merom Golan) was established with funds obtained from the Upper Galilee Regional Council by Rafi Ben-Yehuda of Kibbutz Neot Mordechai after explaining to the council that he was going to the Golan to “start collecting cattle, sheep horses and donkeys” The council approved a budget of 10,000 liras. Raanan Weitz proposed an increase of the budget to the Israeli Minister of Labour Yigal Allon who provided funds from the public works for the unemployed (40,000 liras). The settlement was established on the abandoned Military camp of Aleika.[1]

The grounds display metal sculptures by kibbutz resident Johannes de Jong, many of which are assemblages of parts from destroyed Syrian tanks.

See also

References

  1. 1967 Israel, the War and the Year that Transformed the Middle east by Tom Segev p.574-575

External links

cs:Merom Golan

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