Coordinates: 32°19′57″N 34°59′7.43″E / 32.33250°N 34.9853972°E / 32.33250; 34.9853972Coordinates: 32°19′57″N 34°59′7.43″E / 32.33250°N 34.9853972°E / 32.33250; 34.9853972

Council Hefer Valley
Region Sharon plain
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1951
Founded by Romanian immigrants

Olesh (Hebrew: עֹלֶשׁ, עולש, lit. Chicory) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hefer Valley Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 796.

The moshav was founded in 1951 by immigrants from Romania, and was initially named Be'erotayim Bet. It was later renamed Olesh due to the large chicory plants in the area. The moshav was built on land south of the Arab village of Qaqun, depopulated as a result of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[1]

In 1953 it absorbed more immigrants from North Africa, and in 1965 took in new residents from Beit She'an. In the late 1990s it doubled in size as part of an expansion plan.


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