יחיעם

Orientation & Geography

Asia, Israel, North District

Yehiam (Hebrew: יְחִיעָם‎‎) founded on November 26, 1946, is a Kibbutz located in the western Upper Galilee region of Israel - about 10 miles due east of the coastal town of Nahariya and five miles south of the border with Lebanon. Yehiam is located some 400 meteres above sea level, and is under the jurisdiction of the Matte Asher Regional Council. It features the ruins of a castle, atop a prominent hill, that is said to date from the time of the Crusades at the 12th century. The fortress has been under comprehensive overhaul during the 18th century, made by Dhaher al-Omar, and was occupied later on by Bedouin tribes when it was called Khirbat Jiddin, and then by the defenders of the new Kibbutz.