Ramat David (Hebrew: רָמַת דָּוִד, lit. David Heights)
is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the
Jezreel Valley near
Ramat David Airbase, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley
Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 493.
The kibbutz was established in 1926, and was named after David Lloyd
George, who was
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom when the Balfour
Declaration was made. The German-Jewish architect Richard Kaufmann
drew up plans for the design of
Ramat David in 1931.
Roald Dahl landed his RAF Hurricane at the British Mandate
Ramat David early in 1941. He describes the German
Jewish refugee children living there at that time in his autobiography
^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel
Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
^ From Jerusalem to Beverly Hills: Memoir of a Palestinian Jew, Eitan
^ The Changing Landscape of a Utopia: The Landscape and Gardens of the
Kibbutz, Past and Present, Shmuel Burmil and Ruth Enis
Roald Dahl to Ezer Weizmann, Historic Air Force Building at
Ramat David to Be Preserved
Jezreel Valley Regional Council
Bethlehem of Galilee