Cities in Israel

"How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!"
(BaMidbar 24:5)


Yavne. Photo: yavnecity.co.il

Yavne is a city in the Central District of Israel, south of Rehovot, 24 kilometers south of Tel Aviv and a few kilometers from the Mediterranean coast.

The city is mentioned in Tanakh under the name Yavniel. Here there was a battle of King Uzziah against the Philistines.

Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakai moved the Sanhedrin to Yavne after the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans.

The crusaders, who built the castle here, called the city of Ibelin.

Modern Yavne was founded in 1948, as a settlement for repatriates. The first inhabitants were immigrants from Bulgaria, then they were joined by repatriates from North Africa, Yemen, Iran, and also from Europe.

In the 1990s, the population was replenished by repatriates from the CIS countries and Ethiopia.

Yavne received the status of the city in 1986.

Sderot Doani 3
Tel. 09-9433300

The National Insurance Institute of Israel ("Bituah Leumi"):
Sderot Doani 20
Tel. *6050, 12226050

Israeli Employment Service ("Lishkat Taasuka"):
Derech ha-Rishonim 5
Tel. 08-9429100

Israel Ministry of Construction and Housing:
Tel. 08-9399111

City streets and attractions near the city:

Palmachim Beach

The distance
(in straight line):

to Jerusalem - 44 km
to Tel Aviv - 23 km
to Haifa - 107 km
to Beer Sheva - 69 km


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