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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 2016 it had a population of 727.[1] West of the moshav is the Alona Park.[2]

Contents

1 History 2 Agriculture 3 Notable residents 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] 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[edit] 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[edit]

Yoav Galant Nissim Amon

References[edit]

^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017.  ^ 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.  ^ 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.  ^ Alona region ^ What peach did they dare to eat at Masada

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