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Gedera Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 12 photos
Gedera was founded in 1884 and has enjoyed immigration from several locations, primarily the Biluiim in the 1880s and 90s and until the 40s from other Israeli towns. It was at peace with its former neighboring Muslim village, Qatra, excluding some small sporadic violence.
It now covers the former Arab village, and most of it has been populated with Yemenite immigrants, who constitute at least half of Gedera, and have been the base of Gedera since the 40s. More recently in the 80s and 90s Gedera took in a wave of over 2,000 Ethiopian families.
In general Gedera has always been a small village in Southern Israel, associated with farming, a dry landscape, and among other things some of the best Pitas in Israel, Gedera has grown, but remains a small town and the majority has sustained from the western-inspired city building, outside from one neighborhood. It is by no means a suburb, surrounded by fields for miles, and its closest neighbors are Rehovot, Yavne and the village of Kidron.
Besides robbery (which is very common in Gedera, particularly carjackings and home robbery), Gedera is generally safe, save a few neighborhoods, and free from terrorist threat.
- Pros:Genuine Israel free from modernization city bustle, the real Israeli village experience.
- Cons:Not a tourist attraction, there is little to nothing for a non-resident to do.
- In a nutshell:Not just any village in Israel and the Middle East, classic and unique.
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