Ahuzat Barak, Israel
 

Ahuzat Barak, Israel

After an hour or so of 140 km/h on the freeway, I had arrived at my lodgings in Israel, in Ahuzat Barak[a]. This is a small Israeli community settlement[b], which despite the name similarity, isn't related to the Israeli settler movement[c], but rather a "cooperative housing community" where the residents own the settlement. The name simply means Barak Estate, with Barak[d] being a character from Judges 4:6[e] who defeated the forces of king Jabin of Hazor in the Jezreel Valley, where Ahuzat Barak is situated. Adjacent to Ahuzat Barak is Kibbutz Dovrat and the nearest town is Afula[f] (pop. 40,000).

2010-06-30 09:44

Ahuzat Barak, Israel 2010

2010-06-30 19:39

Ahuzat Barak, Israel 2010

2010-07-03 21:36

Ahuzat Barak, Israel 2010

2010-07-04 18:54

Ahuzat Barak, Israel 2010

2010-07-04 18:59

Ahuzat Barak, Israel 2010

2010-07-04 19:04

Ahuzat Barak, Israel 2010

2010-07-04 19:39

Ahuzat Barak, Israel 2010

2010-07-04 20:45

Ahuzat Barak, Israel 2010

The houses of Ahuzat Barak, seen from the north. In the foreground is a new set of houses being built along the northernmost street.

2010-07-04 18:55

Ahuzat Barak, Israel 2010