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Encyclopedia > Israeli settlements
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Most Israeli settlements are metropolises, cities, towns, villages, hamlets or farms in the sovereign territory of Israel. In addition, some Israeli settlements are located outside the Israeli sovereign territory, yet were built by the Israeli government, Israeli organizations or individuals. Depending on one's definition, most or all the latter are Israeli settlements in the West Bank (See also Settler (disambiguation)). Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... An Israeli settlement refers to a housing development for Israeli Jewish settlers in areas which came under the control of Israel as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War beyond the boundaries defined by the 1949 Armistice Agreements. ... A metropolis (in Greek metera = mother and polis = city/town) is a major city, which is an economical and cultural center for some country or larger region, and usually an important hub for international connections. ... Melbourne, Australia by night For alternate meanings see city (disambiguation) A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ... Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ... An Israeli settlement refers to a housing development for Israeli Jewish settlers in areas which came under the control of Israel as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War beyond the boundaries defined by the 1949 Armistice Agreements. ... Historically, people who migrated to settle permanently in colonies controlled by their country of origin were called colonists or settlers. ...


In 2005 the total population of the Israeli settlements is estimated at 6.9 million. Depending on the definitions applied, there were three to five metropolises, which included some of Israel's 71 cities, hundreds of towns and thousands of villages and other small settlements. Among the villages, the kibbutzim and moshavim are unique types of settlement to Israel. 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kibbutz Dan, near Qiryat Shemona, in the Upper Galilee, 1990s A kibbutz (Hebrew: קיבוץ; plural: kibbutzim: קיבוצים, gathering or together) is an Israeli collective community. ... Moshav (plural as mashavim)is a type of collective agricultural community of individual farms pioneered by the labour Zionists during the second aliyah (wave of Jewish immigration during the 19th Century) The moshavs are similar to kibbutzim with an emphasis on community labour and were designed as part of the...

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Urban settlements

The metropolises included Tel Aviv, Haifa and Beer Sheva and possibly also Jerusalem and Nazareth. Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... For the Lebanese singer, see Haifa Wehbe. ... Beersheba or Beer Sheva (Hebrew באר שבע; Arabic بئر السبع Biʾr as-Sabʿ) is a city in Israel. ... Jerusalem and the Old City. ... Nazareth (Arabic الناصرة an-Nāṣirah; Hebrew נָצְרַת, Standard Hebrew Náẓərat, Tiberian Hebrew Nāṣəraṯ) is an ancient town in northern Israel. ...


In 2005 there are 71 Israeli cities, including 3 Israeli cities in the West Bank. (see list of cities in Israel). Cities in Israel, by district: // Northern District See also North District, Israel. ...


Rural settlements

Israel's rural space includes several uniques kinds of settlements, notably the moshav and the kibbutz. Originally these were collective and cooperative settlements respectively. Over time, the degree of cooperation in these settlements has reduced and in several of them the cooperative structure was dismantled altogether. Moshav (plural as mashavim)is a type of collective agricultural community of individual farms pioneered by the labour Zionists during the second aliyah (wave of Jewish immigration during the 19th Century) The moshavs are similar to kibbutzim with an emphasis on community labour and were designed as part of the... Kibbutz Dan, near Qiryat Shemona, in the Upper Galilee, 1990s A kibbutz (Hebrew: קיבוץ; plural: kibbutzim: קיבוצים, gathering or together) is an Israeli collective community. ...


Sources

  • http://mama.indstate.edu/users/gejdg/rural.pdf

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