Kiryat Shmona

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above sea level (Above mean sea level). Earthquakes The city is located above the Dead Sea Transform faultline, and as a result, is one of the cities in Israel most at risk to earthquakes (along with Safed, Beit She'an, Tiberias, and Eilat). Experts Warn: Major Earthquake Could Hit Israel Any Time By Rachel Avraham, staff writer for United With Israel Date: Oct 22, 2013 Demographics According to CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup of the city was 97.9% Jewish and other non-Arabs, without a significant Arab population. In 2001 there were 121 immigrant settlers. The Jewish population of the town is largely of Sephardi (Sephardi Jews) and Mizrahi (Mizrahi Jews) heritage, and many are industrial workers employed in local small industry and in neighboring kibbutzim. According to CBS, in 2001 there were 10,800 males and 10,700 females. The population of the city was spread out with 33.5% 19 years of age or younger, 19.8% between 20 and 29, 19.3% between 30 and 44, 15.3% from 45 to 59, 3.5% from 60 to 64, and 8.5% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2001 was 1.8%. Economy thumb Meytav, Israel's largest technology incubator, is based in Kiryat Shmona. Pictured above is one of their company labs in 2007. (File:Norman Sandberg and Meytav lab by David Shankbone.jpg) Income According to CBS, as of 2000, in the city there were 8,303 salaried workers and 467 are self-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried worker in the city is 4,306 shekels (New Israeli Shekel), a real change of 4.6% over the course of 2000. Salaried males have a mean monthly wage of 5,443 shekels (a real change of 7.1%) versus 3,065 shekels for females (a real change of −2.2%). The mean income for the self-employed is 6,769. There are 564 people who receive unemployment benefits and 1,655 people who receive an income guarantee. Industry Kiryat Shmona has diverse economic activities among its inhabitants. The town's economy is based on both light industry, involving consumer-oriented products such as communications, information technology, and electronics as well as agriculture on the surrounding lands and tourism. Tourism The town has a cable car link with Manara (Manara, Israel) above in the Naftali mountain range and also is home to an activity center and toboggan run located in the south of the town. In the residential area there is an urban natural space called Park HaZahav. Zahav means ‘gold’ in Hebrew; the park is named after the stream running through it - Ein Zahav Stream – whose source is Ein Zahav (ein spring). Park HaZahav covers 11 hectares in the middle of the city. It comprises many diverse natural resources. In addition to intensive activity areas designated for leisure and play, and open to all, the park contains a diverse, protected, natural area comprising Ein Zahav Stream and HaTachanot Stream (Tachanot refers to two water mills tachana mill which were active along this stream in the past), which flow through the middle of the park. These streams have created different aquatic habitats, including shallow sections, rapids, deep sections and pools that support diverse riparian vegetation that has developed with time into a riparian forest. This isn't common in Israel. The park has a trail that goes through the forest and along the stream. Included in the park are different gardening initiatives by local volunteers, a picnic area, and a playground. The park is used for educational purposes by the community. Education According to CBS, there are 12 schools and 4,339 students in the city. They are spread out as 9 elementary schools and 2,355 elementary school students, and 6 high schools and 1,984 high school students. 49.3% of 12th grade students were entitled to a matriculation certificate


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shekels (New Israeli Shekel), a real change of 4.6% over the course of 2000. Salaried males have a mean monthly wage of 5,443 shekels (a real change of 7.1%) versus 3,065 shekels for females (a real change of −2.2%). The mean income for the self-employed is 6,769. There are 564 people who receive unemployment benefits and 1,655 people who receive an income guarantee. Industry Kiryat Shmona has diverse economic activities among its inhabitants. The town's economy is based on both light

industry, involving consumer-oriented products such as communications, information technology, and electronics as well as agriculture on the surrounding lands and tourism. Tourism The town has a cable car link with Manara (Manara, Israel) above in the Naftali mountain range and also is home to an activity center and toboggan run located in the south of the town. In the residential area there is an urban natural space called Park HaZahav. Zahav means ‘gold’ in Hebrew; the park


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it was used as a transit camp for Jewish immigrants and refugees (ma'abarot) who worked mainly in farming. In 1953, it was classified as a development town. The town is named after eight members of nearby Tel Hai who were killed in 1920 during the Arab


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"cbs populations" popyear 2007 area_dunam 9960 pushpin_map Israel north haifa latd 33 latm 12 lats 27 longd 35 longm 34 longs 11 mayor Nissim Malka '''Kiryat Shmona''' ( , ''lit.'' Town of the Eight) is a city located in the North District (North District (Israel)) of Israel on the western slopes of the Hula Valley near the Lebanese (Lebanon) border. The city was named after the eight people, including Joseph Trumpeldor, who


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their decision on a loose interpretation of the term "partner" as defined in other court rulings, such as those dealing with issues related to employee benefits, and thus applied the interpretation to the inheritance law. The acting president of the Nazareth District Court, Menachem Ben-David, issued the minority opinion, arguing that the legal text should not be interpreted "contrary to the lingual significance." A government spokesperson said the ruling will be appealed


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of Masada, near the Dead Sea, has a cable car system to enable tourists to quickly reach to mountain top site. In the Superland amusement park near Rishon LeZion; and in the Rosh HaNikra grottoes site, a chalk cliff and cavernous tunnels on the Mediterranean cost. A public transport-oriented cable car is being developed in Haifa—the Haifa Cable Car. - KSW LLKS Kiryat Shmona Airport (Qiryat Shemona Airport) Kiryat Shmona (Qiryat Shemona), Israel - Egged buses run from the Netanya central bus station to Jerusalem, Haifa, Eilat and other destinations. Many neighborhoods have a direct connection to Tel Aviv without the need to pass through the central bus station. In addition, many Egged lines connecting Tel Aviv with the north of the country stop at the Netanya Interchange on Highway 2 (Highway 2 (Israel)), giving Netanya a direct connection with Nazareth, Tiberias, Kiryat Shmona and many other northern destinations. Nateev Express operates bus services to Tel Aviv, Bnei Brak and to the surrounding communities, including the city of Hadera. Some regional lines are still operated by Egged. The intracity transportation is based on Egged Ta'avura bus lines and Shay Li service taxis. * '''DS: As you know, I’m part of a group from a technology mission over here of journalists. We went to Meytav, your largest technology incubator, and spoke with their Vice President Norman Sandberg. One of the things that he raised as an issue is that Israeli society is becoming dichotomized between Tel Aviv and the rest of the country. How do you develop the brainpower without Israel becoming a city-state with Tel Aviv? Mr. Sandberg told us nobody wants to go to the North (w: North District (Israel)). They want to stay in Tel Aviv. They don’t want to actually spread out and work on developing the rest of the country and invest outside of there. Is that a problem that you foresee that this bubble is forming around Tel Aviv in terms of brainpower?


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the Israeli north, especially the town of Kiryat Shmona, which was a Likud stronghold inhabited primarily by Jews who had fled the Arab world. Lack of control over Palestinian areas was an important factor in causing civil war in Lebanon (Lebanese civil war). During the Cedar Revolution Hezbollah organized a series of pro-Syrian rallies. Hezbollah became a part of the Lebanese government following the 2005 elections but is at a crossroads regarding UN Security Council Resolution 1559


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shekels (New Israeli Shekel), a real change of 4.6% over the course of 2000. Salaried males have a mean monthly wage of 5,443 shekels (a real change of 7.1%) versus 3,065 shekels for females (a real change of −2.2%). The mean income for the self-employed is 6,769. There are 564 people who receive unemployment benefits and 1,655 people who receive an income guarantee. Industry Kiryat Shmona has diverse economic activities among its inhabitants. The town's economy is based on both light


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), which flow through the middle of the park. These streams have created different aquatic habitats, including shallow sections, rapids, deep sections and pools that support diverse riparian vegetation that has developed with time into a riparian forest. This isn't common in Israel. The park has a trail that goes through the forest and along the stream. Included in the park are different gardening initiatives by local volunteers, a picnic area, and a playground. The park is used for educational


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purposes by the community. Education According to CBS, there are 12 schools and 4,339 students in the city. They are spread out as 9 elementary schools and 2,355 elementary school students, and 6 high schools and 1,984 high school students. 49.3% of 12th grade students were entitled to a matriculation certificate in 2001. The Tel-Hai Academic college is a college located near Kibbutz Kfar Giladi and north of Kiryat Shmona. The college offers academic and continuing education programs for approximately 4,500 students, 70 percent of whom come from outside the Galilee. Minorities comprise about 10 percent of the student body. The college offers degrees in life sciences, social sciences, computer science and the humanities. Sport Kiryat Shmona is the smallest city in Israel with a top flight (Israeli Premier League) football club, Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona (Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona F.C.). Formed by a merger of Hapoel Kiryat Shmona (Hapoel Kiryat Shmona F.C.) and Maccabi Kiryat Shmona in 2000, the club won promotion to the top division for the first time at the end of the 2006–07 season (Liga Leumit 2006-07), and won the Israeli Premier League Championship in 2011-2012. Tennis is also part of the Kiryat Shmona sport scene. The town is home to one of the 14 Israel Tennis Centers (ITC). These Centers throughout Israel teach children life skills through tennis. The Centers are primarily funded through donations. The Israel Children's Centers in the United States, and the Canada Israel Children's Centres are largely responsible for the funding of the Tennis Centers, which strive to never turn a child away due to financial need. thumb center 700px Panorama of central Kiryat Shmona (File:KiryatShmonaPano.jpg) Notable residents thumb 140px right Dudi Sela (File:Dudi Sela Israel tennis championship 2008 2.jpg) *Rabbi Zephaniah Drori (born 1937), Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Shmona, rosh yeshiva of the Kiryat Shmona Hesder Yeshiva *Dudi Sela, tennis player International relations '''DS: As you know, I’m part of a group from a technology mission over here of journalists. We went to Meytav, your largest technology incubator, and spoke with their Vice President Norman Sandberg. One of the things that he raised as an issue is that Israeli society is becoming dichotomized between Tel Aviv and the rest of the country. How do you develop the brainpower without Israel becoming a city-state with Tel Aviv? Mr. Sandberg told us nobody wants to go to the North (w: North District (Israel)). They want to stay in Tel Aviv. They don’t want to actually spread out and work on developing the rest of the country and invest outside of there. Is that a problem that you foresee that this bubble is forming around Tel Aviv in terms of brainpower?

Kiryat Shmona

'''Kiryat Shmona''' ( , ''lit.'' Town of the Eight) is a city located in the North District (North District (Israel)) of Israel on the western slopes of the Hula Valley near the Lebanese (Lebanon) border. The city was named after the eight people, including Joseph Trumpeldor, who died in 1920 defending Tel Hai.

Today, about one-third of Kiryat Shmona's population of 23,100 are younger than 19, and the majority of its inhabitants are Jews, particularly of Moroccan descent. Located near the Israel-Lebanon border (Blue Line (Lebanon)), Kiryat Shmona is Israel's northernmost city.

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