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Galilee
Galilee
(Hebrew: הגליל‎, transliteration HaGalil); Arabic: الجليل‎, translit. al-Jalīl) is a region in northern Israel. The term Galilee
Galilee
traditionally refers to the mountainous part, divided into Upper Galilee
Upper Galilee
(Hebrew: גליל עליון‎ Galil Elyon) and Lower Galilee
Lower Galilee
(Hebrew: גליל תחתון‎ Galil Tahton). In the modern common usage, Galilee
Galilee
refers to all of the area that is beyond Mount Carmel
Mount Carmel
to the northeast, extending from Dan to the north, at the base of Mount Hermon, along Mount Lebanon
Mount Lebanon
to the ridges of Mount Carmel
Mount Carmel
and Mount Gilboa
Mount Gilboa
north of Jenin
Jenin
to the south, and from the Jordan Rift Valley
Valley
to the east across the plains of the Jezreel Valley
Valley
and Acre to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
and the coastal plain in the west, including Beth Shean's valley, Sea of Galilee's valley, and Hula Valley, although it usually does not include Haifa's immediate northern suburbs. By this definition it overlaps with much of the administrative Northern District of the country (which also includes the Golan Heights and part of Menashe Heights
Menashe Heights
but not Qiryat Tiv'on). Western Galilee
Galilee
(Hebrew: גליל מערבי‎ Galil Ma'aravi) is a common term referring to the western part of the Upper Galilee
Upper Galilee
and its shore, and usually also the northwestern part of the Lower Galilee, mostly overlapping with Acre sub district. Galilee Panhandle
Galilee Panhandle
is a common term referring to the "panhandle" in the east that extends to the north, where Lebanon
Lebanon
is to the west, and includes Hula Valley
Hula Valley
and Ramot Naftali mountains of the Upper Galilee. Historically, the part of Southern Lebanon
Southern Lebanon
south of the east-west section of the Litani River also belonged to the region of Galilee, but the present article mainly deals with the Israeli part of the region.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Geography 3 History

3.1 Ancient times 3.2 Classical antiquity 3.3 Middle Ages 3.4 Ottoman era 3.5 British administration and Israeli rule

4 Demography 5 Tourism 6 Cuisine 7 Subregions 8 Gallery 9 See also 10 References 11 Further reading

Etymology[edit] The region's Israelite name is from the Hebrew
Hebrew
root galil, an ultimately unique word for "district", and usually "circle". The Hebrew
Hebrew
form used in Isaiah 8:23 (or 9:1 in different Biblical versions) is in the construct state, "g'lil hagoyim", meaning "Galilee of the Nations", i.e. the part of Galilee
Galilee
inhabited by Gentiles at the time that the book was written. The region in turn gave rise to the English name for the "Sea of Galilee" referred to as such in many languages including ancient Arabic. In the Hebrew
Hebrew
language, the lake is referred to as Kinneret (Numbers 34:11, etc.), from Hebrew
Hebrew
kinnor, "harp", describing its shape, Lake of Gennesaret
Lake of Gennesaret
(Luke 5:1, etc.), from Ginosar
Ginosar
(Hebrew) ge, "valley", and either netser, "branch", or natsor, "to guard", "to watch" (the name which may have been a reference to Nazareth
Nazareth
town, alternatively renamed the Sea of Tiberias
Sea of Tiberias
(John 6:1, etc.), from the town of Tiberias
Tiberias
at its southwestern end, named after the Greek Tiberius
Tiberius
following the first-century CE Roman Emperor's Greek derived name. These are the three names used in originally internal Jewish-authored literature rather than the "Sea of Galilee".[1] However, Jews did use "the Galilee" to refer to the whole region (Aramaic הגלילי), including its lake. Geography[edit] Most of Galilee
Galilee
consists of rocky terrain, at heights of between 500 and 700 m. Several high mountains are in the region, including Mount Tabor
Mount Tabor
and Mount Meron, which have relatively low temperatures and high rainfall. As a result of this climate, flora and fauna thrive in the region, while many birds annually migrate from colder climates to Africa and back through the Hula–Jordan corridor. The streams and waterfalls, the latter mainly in Upper Galilee, along with vast fields of greenery and colourful wildflowers, as well as numerous towns of biblical importance, make the region a popular tourist destination. Due to its high rainfall 900 millimetres (35 in)–1,200 millimetres (47 in), mild temperatures and high mountains (Mount Meron's elevation is 1,000–1,208 m), the upper Galilee
Galilee
region contains some distinctive flora and fauna: prickly juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus), Lebanese cedar (Cedrus libani), which grows in a small grove on Mount Meron, cyclamens, paeonias, and Rhododendron ponticum which sometimes appears on Meron. History[edit] Ancient times[edit]

Map of Galilee, circa 50 CE

Jesus
Jesus
and the miraculous catch of fish, in the Sea of Galilee

According to the Bible, Galilee
Galilee
was named by the Israelites and was the tribal region of Naphthali and Dan, at times overlapping the Tribe of Asher's land.[2] However, Dan was dispersed among the whole people rather than isolated to the lands of Dan, as the Tribe of Dan was the hereditary local law enforcement and judiciary for the whole nation.[3][non-primary source needed] Normally,[when?] Galilee
Galilee
is just referred to as Naphthali. Chapter 9 of 1 Kings
1 Kings
states that Solomon
Solomon
rewarded his Phoenician ally, King Hiram I of Sidon, with twenty cities in the land of Galilee, which would then have been either settled by foreigners during and after the reign of Hiram, or by those who had been forcibly deported there by later conquerors such as the Assyrians. Hiram, to reciprocate previous gifts given to David, accepted the upland plain among the mountains of Naphtali and renamed it "the land of Cabul" for a time.[4] Classical antiquity[edit] In Roman times, the client kingdom of Judea
Judea
was divided into Judea, Samaria, the Paralia (Palestine), and Galilee, which comprised the whole northern section of the country, and was the largest of the three regions under the Tetrarchy (Judea). After Judea
Judea
became a Roman province in 6 CE, Galilee
Galilee
briefly became a part of it, then separated from it for two to three centuries. The Galilee
Galilee
region was presumably the home of Jesus
Jesus
during at least 30 years of his life. Much of the first three Gospels of the New Testament give an account of Jesus' public ministry in this province, particularly in the towns of Nazareth
Nazareth
and Capernaum. Galilee
Galilee
is also cited as the place where Jesus
Jesus
performed many public miracles, including curing a blind man. After the death of Jesus, some accounts suggest his disciples returned to Galilee
Galilee
and their experience of His resurrection took place there.[5] Many of the important Tannaim, the Rabbinic sages whose views are recorded in the Mishnah and Talmud, claim to have also spent their lives there, including Honi Ha-Ma'agel, Jose the Galilean, and Ishmael the Galilean, among many others. Traditional rabbinic sources assert that the followers of the rabbis from the Galilee
Galilee
were widely reputed to believe their teachers (rabbis) were miracle workers, as opposed to those from Judea, Persia, and Babylon, who rarely are credited with miracles.[citation needed] Many are cited for their large number of students and followers throughout the Jewish
Jewish
people[6] among the common people. The Galilee
Galilee
among the Jewish
Jewish
population was known as a wellspring of miracle workers and mystical philosophers of all types, especially just prior to the major split between Jesus' followers and those who opposed Jesus.[citation needed] According to the Talmud, one of the most important founders of the modern Jewish
Jewish
faith, Johanan ben Zakai, was born there. Simeon bar Yochai, one of the most famed of all the Tannaim, hid from the Romans in the Galilee, and dug tunnels there to hide.[citation needed] Many miracles are ascribed to him during his Galilean period after escaping Judea
Judea
proper. In medieval Hebrew legend, he may have written the Zohar
Zohar
while there.[7] The archaeological discoveries of synagogues from the Hellenistic and Roman period in the Galilee
Galilee
show strong Phoenician influences, and a high level of tolerance for other cultures,[8] relative to other Jewish
Jewish
sacred sites from the period, the latter being "cleansed of impurities". Eastern Galilee
Galilee
retained a Jewish
Jewish
majority until at least the seventh century.[9] Middle Ages[edit] After the Arab
Arab
caliphate took control of the region in 638, it became part of Jund al-Urdunn
Jund al-Urdunn
(District of Jordan). Its major towns were Tiberias
Tiberias
(which was capital of the district—Qadas), Baysan, Acre, Saffuriya, and Kabul.[10] The Shia Fatimids conquered the region in the 10th century; a breakaway sect, venerating the Fatimid
Fatimid
caliph al-Hakim, formed the Druze
Druze
religion, centered in Mount Lebanon
Mount Lebanon
and partially Galilee. During the Crusades, Galilee
Galilee
was organized into the Principality of Galilee, one of the most important Crusader seigneuries. Ottoman era[edit]

Safed

During Early Ottoman era, the Galilee
Galilee
was governed as the Safad Sanjak, initially part of the larger administrative unit of Damascus Eyalet (1549–1660) and later as part of Sidon
Sidon
Eyalet (1660–1864). During the 18th century, the administrative division of Galilee
Galilee
was renamed to Acre Sanjak, and the Eyalet itself became centered in Acre, factually becoming the Acre Eyalet between 1775 and 1841. The Jewish
Jewish
population of Galilee
Galilee
increased significantly following their expulsion from Spain and welcome from the Ottoman Empire. The community for a time made Safed
Safed
an international center of cloth weaving and manufacturing, as well as a key site for Jewish learning.[11] Today it remains one of Judaism's four holy cities and a center for kabbalah. In mid-17th century Galilee
Galilee
and Mount Lebanon
Mount Lebanon
became the scene of the Druze
Druze
power struggle, which came in parallel with much destruction in the region and decline of major cities. In the mid-18th century, Galilee
Galilee
was caught up in a struggle between the Arab
Arab
leader Zahir al-Umar
Zahir al-Umar
and the Ottoman authorities who were centred in Damascus. Zahir ruled Galilee
Galilee
for 25 years until Ottoman loyalist Jezzar Pasha
Jezzar Pasha
conquered the region in 1775. In 1831, the Galilee, a part of Ottoman Syria, switched hands from Ottomans to Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt
Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt
until 1840. During this period, aggressive social and politic policies were introduced, which led to a violent 1834 Arab
Arab
revolt. In the process of this revolt the Jewish community of Safed
Safed
was greatly reduced, in the event of Safed
Safed
Plunder by the rebels. The Arab
Arab
rebels were subsequently defeated by the Egyptian troops, though in 1838, the Druze
Druze
of Galilee
Galilee
led another uprising. In 1834 and 1837, major earthquakes leveled most of the towns, resulting in great loss of life. Following the 1864 Tanszimat reforms in the Ottoman Empire, the Galilee
Galilee
remained within Acre Sanjak, but was transferred from Sidon Eyalet to the newly formed Syria Vilayet
Syria Vilayet
and shortly, from 1888, became administered from Beirut Vilayet. In 1866, Galilee's first hospital, the Nazareth
Nazareth
Hospital, was founded under the leadership of American-Armenian missionary Dr. Kaloost Vartan, assisted by German missionary John Zeller.

The territory of the Ottoman Beirut Vilayet, encompassing the Galilee

In the early 20th century, Galilee
Galilee
remained part of Acre Sanjak
Acre Sanjak
of Ottoman Syria. It was administered as the southernmost territory of the Beirut Vilayet. British administration and Israeli rule[edit] Following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
in World War I, and the Armistice of Mudros, it came under British rule, as part of the Occupied Enemy Territory Administration. Shortly after, in 1920, the region was included in the British Mandate territory, officially a part of Mandatory Palestine from 1923. After the 1948 Arab–Israeli war, nearly the whole of Galilee
Galilee
came under Israel's control. A large portion of the population fled or was forced to leave, leaving dozens of entire villages empty; however, a large Israeli Arab
Arab
community remained based in and near the cities of Nazareth, Acre, Tamra, Sakhnin, and Shefa-'Amr, due to some extent to a successful rapprochement with the Druze. The kibbutzim around the Sea of Galilee
Sea of Galilee
were sometimes shelled by the Syrian army's artillery until Israel
Israel
seized the Golan Heights
Golan Heights
in the 1967 Six-Day War. During the 1970s and the early 1980s, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) launched several attacks on towns and villages of the Upper and Western Galilee
Galilee
from Lebanon. Israel
Israel
initiated Operation Litani (1979) and Operation Peace For Galilee
Operation Peace For Galilee
(1982) with the stated objectives of destroying the PLO infrastructure in Lebanon
Lebanon
and protecting the citizens of the Galilee. Israel
Israel
occupied much of southern Lebanon
Lebanon
until 1985, when it withdrew to a narrow security buffer zone. Until 2000, Hezbollah, and earlier Amal, continued to fight the Israel Defense Forces, sometimes shelling Upper Galilee
Upper Galilee
communities with Katyusha rockets. In May 2000, Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak unilaterally withdrew IDF troops from southern Lebanon, maintaining a security force on the Israeli side of the international border recognized by the United Nations. However, clashes between Hezbollah and Israel
Israel
continued along the border, and UN observers condemned both for their attacks. The 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict
Israel-Lebanon conflict
was characterized by round-the-clock Katyusha rocket attacks (with a greatly extended range) by Hezbollah on the whole of Galilee, with long-range, ground-launched missiles hitting as far south as the Sharon Plain, Jezreel Valley, and Jordan Valley
Valley
below the Sea of Galilee. Demography[edit]

Sea of Galilee
Sea of Galilee
as seen from the Moshava
Moshava
Kinneret

Sign in front of the Galil Jewish– Arab
Arab
School, a joint Arab-Jewish primary school in the Galilee

Further information: Demographics of Israel The largest cities in the region are Acre, Nahariya, Nazareth, Safed, Karmiel, Shaghur, Shefa-'Amr, Afula, and Tiberias.[12] The port city of Haifa
Haifa
serves as a commercial center for the whole region. Because of its hilly terrain, most of the people in the Galilee
Galilee
live in small villages connected by relatively few roads.[13] A railroad runs south from Nahariya
Nahariya
along the Mediterranean coast, and a fork to the east is due to operate in 2015. The main sources of livelihood throughout the area are agriculture and tourism. Industrial parks are being developed, bringing further employment opportunities to the local population which includes many recent immigrants. The Israeli government is contributing funding to the private initiative, the Galilee
Galilee
Finance Facility, organised by the Milken Institute
Milken Institute
and Koret Economic Development Fund.[14] The Galilee
Galilee
is home to a large Arab
Arab
population,[15][16] comprising a Muslim majority and two smaller populations, of Druze
Druze
and Arab Christians, of comparable sizes. Both Israeli Druze
Druze
and Christians have their majorities in the Galilee.[17][18] Other notable minorities are the Bedouin, the Maronites and the Circassians. The north-central portion of the Galilee
Galilee
is also known as Central Galilee, stretching from the border with Lebanon
Lebanon
to the northern edge of the Jezreel Valley, including the cities of Nazareth
Nazareth
and Sakhnin, has an Arab
Arab
majority of 75% with most of the Jewish
Jewish
population living in hilltop cities like Upper Nazareth. The northern half of the central Lower Galilee, surrounding Karmiel
Karmiel
and Sakhnin
Sakhnin
is known as the "Heart of the Galilee". The eastern Galilee
Galilee
is nearly 100% Jewish. This part includes the Finger of the Galilee, the Jordan River Valley, and the shores the Sea of Galilee, and contains two of Judaism's Four Holy Cities. The southern part of the Galilee, including Jezreel Valley, and the Gilboa region are also nearly 100% Jewish, with a few small Arab
Arab
villages near the West Bank
West Bank
border. About 80% of the population of the Western Galilee
Galilee
is Jewish, all the way up to the Lebanese border. Jews also form a small majority in the mountainous Upper Galilee
Upper Galilee
with a significant minority Arab
Arab
population (mainly Druze
Druze
and Christians). The Jewish
Jewish
Agency has attempted to increase the Jewish
Jewish
population in this area,[19] but the non- Jewish
Jewish
population also has a high growth rate, As of 2006[update], there were 1.2 million residents in Galilee, of which 47% were Jewish.[20] Currently, the Galilee
Galilee
is attracting significant internal migration of Haredi Jews, who are increasingly moving to the Galilee
Galilee
and Negev as an answer to rising housing prices in central Israel.[21] Tourism[edit] Further information: Tourism in Israel Galilee
Galilee
is a popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists who enjoy its scenic, recreational, and gastronomic offerings. The Galilee attracts many Christian pilgrims, as many of the miracles of Jesus occurred, according to the New Testament, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee—including his walking on water, calming the storm, and feeding five thousand people in Tabgha. In addition, numerous sites of biblical importance are located in the Galilee, such as Megiddo, Jezreel Valley, Mount Tabor, Hazor, Horns of Hattin, and more. A popular hiking trail known as the yam leyam, or sea-to-sea, starts hikers at the Mediterranean. They then hike through the Galilee mountains, Tabor, Neria, and Meron, until their final destination, the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). In April 2011, Israel
Israel
unveiled the " Jesus
Jesus
Trail", a 40-mile (60-km) hiking trail in the Galilee
Galilee
for Christian pilgrims. The trail includes a network of footpaths, roads, and bicycle paths linking sites central to the lives of Jesus
Jesus
and his disciples, including Tabgha, the traditional site of Jesus' miracle of the loaves and fishes, and the Mount of Beatitudes, where he delivered his Sermon on the Mount. It ends at Capernaum
Capernaum
on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus espoused his teachings.[22]

The Church of the Transfiguration
Church of the Transfiguration
on Mount Tabor

Many kibbutzim and moshav families operate Zimmern (German: "rooms", the local term for a Bed and breakfasts). Numerous festivals are held throughout the year, especially in the autumn and spring holiday seasons. These include the Acre (Acco) Festival of Alternative Theater,[23] the olive harvest festival, music festivals featuring Anglo-American folk, klezmer, Renaissance, and chamber music, and Karmiel
Karmiel
Dance Festival. Cuisine[edit] The cuisine of the Galilee
Galilee
is very diverse. The meals are lighter than in the central and southern regions. Dairy products are heavily consumed (especially the Safed
Safed
cheese that originated in the mountains of the Upper Galilee). Herbs like thyme, mint, parsley, basil, and rosemary are very common with everything including dips, meat, fish, stews and cheese. In the eastern part of the Galilee, freshwater fish as much as meat (especially the tilapia that lives in the Sea of Galilee, Jordan river, and other streams in the region), fish filled with thyme and grilled with rosemary to flavor, or stuffed with oregano leaves, then topped with parsley and served with lemon to squash. This technique exists in other parts of the country including the coasts of the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. A specialty of the region is a baked Tilapia flavored with celery, mint and a lot of lemon juice. Baked fish with tahini is also common in Tiberias
Tiberias
while the coastal Galileans prefer to replace the tahini with yogurt and add sumac on top. The Galilee
Galilee
is famous for its olives, pomegranates, wine and especially its Labneh
Labneh
w' Za'atar
Za'atar
which is served with pita bread, meat stews with wine, pomegranates and herbs such as akub, parsley, khalmit, mint, fennel, etc. are common. Galilean kubba is usually flavored with cumin, cinnamon, cardamom, concentrated pomegranate juice, onion, parsley and pine nuts and served as meze with tahini dip. Kebabs are also made almost in the same way with sumac replacing cardamom and with carob sometimes replacing the pomegranate juice. Because of its climate, beef has become more popular than lamb, although both are still eaten there. Dates are popular in the tropical climate of the Eastern Galilee. Subregions[edit] The Galilee
Galilee
is often divided into these subregions:

Lower Galilee
Lower Galilee
covers the area north of the Valleys (Jezreel, Harod and Beth Shean
Beth Shean
Valley) and south of the Beit HaKerem Valley. Its borders to the east on the Jordan Rift Valley. It contains the Arab
Arab
village of Cana. Upper Galilee
Upper Galilee
extends from the Beit HaKerem Valley
Valley
northwards into southern Lebanon. Its eastern border is the Hula Valley
Hula Valley
and the Sea of Galilee
Galilee
separating it from the Golan Heights. To the west it reaches to the Coastal Plain which separates it from the Mediterranean. The Jezreel Valley Jordan Valley Valley
Valley
of Beit She'an Sea of Galilee
Sea of Galilee
and its valley The Hula Valley Mount Gilboa Western Galilee
Galilee
in its minimal definition refers to the coastal plain just west of the Upper Galilee, also known as Plain of Asher, or Plain of the Galilee, which stretches from north of Acre to Rosh HaNikra on the Israel- Lebanon
Lebanon
border, and in the common broad definition adds the western part of Upper Galilee, and usually the northwestern part of Lower Galilee
Lower Galilee
as well, corresponding more or less to Acre sub district or the Northern District. The " Galilee
Galilee
Panhandle" (Hebrew: אצבע הגליל‎, Etzba HaGalil, lit. "Finger of Galilee") is a panhandle along the Hulah Valley; it contains the towns of Metulla
Metulla
and Qiryat Shemona, and the Dan and Banias
Banias
rivers.

Gallery[edit]

Panorama from Ari Mountain in the Upper Galilee

Panorama of the Harod Valley, the eastern extension of the Jezreel Valley

See also[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Galilee.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Galilee.

Galilean Northern District (Israel) Koenig Memorandum Ahuzat Naftali

References[edit]

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Easton, Matthew George (1897). "Galilee". Easton's Bible
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Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.  Further reading[edit]

Aviam, M., "Galilee: The Hellenistic to Byzantine Periods," in The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, vol. 2 (4 vols) (Jerusalem: IES / Carta), 1993, 452–58. Meyers, Eric M. (ed), Galilee
Galilee
through the Centuries: Confluence of Cultures (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1999) (Duke Judaic Studies 1). Chancey, A.M., Myth of a Gentile Galilee: The Population of Galilee and New Testament
New Testament
Studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002) (Society of New Testament
New Testament
Monograph Series 118). Aviam, M., "First-century Jewish
Jewish
Galilee: An archaeological perspective," in Edwards, D.R. (ed.), Religion and Society in Roman Palestine: Old Questions, New Approaches (New York / London: Routledge, 2004), 7–27. Aviam, M., Jews, Pagans and Christians in the Galilee
Galilee
(Rochester NY: University of Rochester Press, 2004) (Land of Galilee
Galilee
1). Chancey, Mark A., Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee
Galilee
of Jesus (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series, 134). Freyne, Sean, " Galilee
Galilee
and Judea
Judea
in the First Century," in Margaret M. Mitchell and Frances M. Young (eds), Cambridge History of Christianity. Vol. 1. Origins to Constantine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006) (Cambridge History of Christianity), 163–94. Zangenberg, Jürgen, Harold W. Attridge and Dale B. Martin (eds), Religion, Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Galilee: A Region in Transition (Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2007) (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 210). Fiensy, David
David
A., "Population, Architecture, and Economy in Lower Galilean Villages and Towns in the First Century AD: A Brief Survey," in John D. Wineland, Mark Ziese, James Riley Estep Jr. (eds), My Father's World: Celebrating the Life of Reuben G. Bullard (Eugene (OR), Wipf & Stock, 2011), 101–19. Safrai, Shmuel, "The Jewish
Jewish
Cultural Nature of Galilee
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in the First Century" The New Testament
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and Christian– Jewish
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Dialogue: Studies in Honor of David
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Flusser, Immanuel 24/25 (1990): 147–86; electronically published on jerusalemperspective.com.

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Cities

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Regional councils

Al-Batuf Beit She'an
Beit She'an
Valley Bustan al-Marj Northern Jordan Valley
Valley
(Emek HaYarden) Gilboa Golan Jezreel Valley Lower Galilee Ma'ale Yosef Mateh Asher Megiddo Merom HaGalil Mevo'ot HaHermon Misgav Upper Galilee

Coordinates: 32°46′N 35°32′E / 32.76°N 35.53°E

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