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(gēdē`rə, gĕd`–), town, SW ancient Palestine. It is mentioned in the Book of Joshua. Modern Gederah (Israel) has been the site of a Zionist agricultural settlement since the late 19th cent. The name is also spelled Gedera.
The data for this study were collected from the Archives of the Joint in Jerusalem, the Israel State Archives, and the Museum of Gedera History (1951-67) and were supplemented by recent interviews with the original residents of the neighborhood and their children.
Mishol was interviewed in May 2002 at her home in a rural area of Gedera, a town near the Mediterranean coast, close enough to the Ben Gurion Airport flight path to hear the planes landing and taking off.