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Amikam

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Amikam
עַמִּיקָם
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Amikam is located in Haifa region of Israel
Amikam
Amikam
Amikam is located in Israel
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Amikam
Coordinates: 32°33′49″N 35°1′15″E / 32.56361°N 35.02083°E / 32.56361; 35.02083Coordinates: 32°33′49″N 35°1′15″E / 32.56361°N 35.02083°E / 32.56361; 35.02083
Country Israel
DistrictHaifa
CouncilAlona
AffiliationMishkei Herut Beitar
Founded1950
Founded byImmigrants from China
Population
 (2019)[1]
739

Amikam (Hebrew: עַמִּיקָם) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Zikhron Ya'akov, it falls under the jurisdiction of Alona Regional Council, whose headquarters are located in the moshav. In 2019 it had a population of 739.[1] West of the moshav is the Alona Park.[2]

History

The moshav was established in 1950 by Jewish refugees from Harbin, Manchuria and Shanghai, China, who had fled the Chinese Civil War.[2] The land had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Sabbarin.[3]

The founders were later joined by Jews from the Cyprus concentration camps, and followed by Yemenite Jews. In 1956, a group of Polish Jewish immigrants settled on the moshav. Some of the families engage in fruit farming, raising peaches, plums, nectarines and loquats. Children attend the local Tali Alona elementary school.[4]

Agriculture

A rare variety of peach was grown on Moshav Amikam and named for the moshav. Pits from this variety were found on Masada. Now the one remaining tree is in Kfar Kara.[5]

Notable residents

  • Yoav Galant (born 1958), Israeli politician and former army commander

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. pp. 426–427. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.((cite book)): CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 187. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  4. ^ Alona region
  5. ^ Shapira, Ran (November 30, 2011). "What peach did they dare to eat at Masada?". Haaretz. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  1. ^ Cohen, Yoni (April 22, 2012). "Weekend Walk: Moshav Amikam". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
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