Bustan al-Marj Regional Council

The Bustan al-Marj Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית בוסתן אל-מרג'‎, Mo'atza Azorit Bustan al-Marj) is a regional council in northern Israel. Its territory lies adjacent to the Jezreel Valley and north of Afula. The area includes four Arab villages:

The offices of regional council Bustan-El-Marj, Israel, located in Afula. Ahmad Zoabi is the mayor of the regional council.

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Coordinates: 32°37′10.45″N 35°20′36.1″E / 32.6195694°N 35.343361°E


Dahi (Arabic: الدحي‎) (Hebrew: דַחִי‎) is an Arab village in northeastern Israel. Located on Givat HaMoreh (Jebel Dahi in Arabic) and adjacent to Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bustan al-Marj Regional Council. The village is situated at an altitude of 550 meters above sea level. In 2018 it had a population of 691.

Kafr Misr

Kafr Misr (Arabic: كفر مصر‎, lit. "the village of the town (or of Egypt)"; Hebrew: כַּפְר מִצְר) is an Arab village in northeastern Israel. Located near Afula to the south of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bustan al-Marj Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 2,714.The site of Kafr Misr has been inhabited from at least the late Roman period, with archeological excavations indicating the existence of Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities, at various periods. The village's jurisdiction in 1924 was about 3,300 dunams, but today it is about 1,000 dunams.


Nein (Arabic: نين‎, Na'in, lit. Charming, Hebrew: ניין‎) — also Nain or Naim in English — is an Arab village in northern Israel. Located in the Lower Galilee, 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) south of Nazareth, Nein covers a land area of approximately 1,000 dunums and falls under the jurisdiction of Bustan al-Marj Regional Council, whose headquarters it hosts. Its total land area consisted of 3,737 dunums prior to 1962. According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2018 it had a population of 1,845.

Regional council (Israel)

Regional councils (plural: Hebrew: מוֹעָצוֹת אֵזוֹרִיּוֹת, Mo'atzot Azoriot / singular: Hebrew: מוֹעָצָה אֵזוֹרִית, Mo'atza Azorit) are one of the three types of Israel's local government entities, with the other two being cities and local councils. As of 2019, there were 54 regional councils, usually responsible for governing a number of settlements spread across rural areas. Regional councils include representation of anywhere between 3 and 54 communities, usually spread over a relatively large area within geographical vicinity of each other.Each community within a regional council usually does not exceed 2000 in population and is managed by a local committee. This committee sends representatives to the administering regional council proportionate to their size of membership and according to an index which is fixed before each election. Those settlements without an administrative council do not send any representatives to the regional council, instead being dealt by it directly. Representatives from those settlements which are represented directly are either chosen directly or through an election. The predominant form of communities represented on regional councils are kibbutzim and moshavim.


Sulam (Arabic: سولم‎; Hebrew: סוּלַם) is an Arab village in north-eastern Israel. Known in ancient times as Shunama and Shunem, it is first mentioned in the Amarna Letters in the 14th century BCE. Archaeological excavations in the village attest to habitation extending from the Bronze Age through to modern times. Located near Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bustan al-Marj Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 2,567.

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