Netanya

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Netanya

(nətän`yə), city (1994 pop. 144,900), W central Israel, on the Mediterranean Sea; also spelled Nathania. It is a beach resort and the trade center for agricultural settlements in the region. Diamond cutting and polishing and citrus packing are the chief industries. Netanya, founded in 1929, was named for the U.S. philanthropist Nathan Straus, who contributed funds to educational and social agencies in Palestine. The Jewish Legion Museum in Netanya has exhibits of Jewish units in the British army in World War I. Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Zichron Ya'akov, one of the first modern Jewish settlements (1882) in Palestine and the site of the grave of Baron Edmond de Rothschild, are nearby.

Netanya

 

(also Natanya), a city in Israel, in the Central district, on the Mediterranean. Population, 67,700 (1971). Railroad station. Netanya has a diamond-processing industry. There are metallurgical, pharmaceutical, and machine-building plants; rubber is also manufactured. The center of an agricultural region, the city is also a seaside health resort.

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THIS picture was taken on August 9, 1945 at Nathanya Beach in Palestine.
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As strange as it would be to encounter a five-legged zebra on the street was it to see in the park at Nathanya, the new city on the coast of Israel, that man in his elegant khaki-colored suit with the camera on his chest, halting at every tenth step that he took, clicking his heels and bellowing some commands in German, while his right arm, like a semaphore, struck out in a salute, fatally reminiscent of the one that at one time was prescribed in the country that thought itself solidly established for a thousand years.