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Katzrin is the administrative center and largest town in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured in the 1967 Six-Day War. The town offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. To the south is the Sea of Galilee, to the north Mount Hermon, and to the west the hills of the Upper Galilee. As of mid 2005 there are 6,400 people living in Katzrin, almost all of whom are Jewish. The community was planned to grow into a city of 25,000 residents. Katzrin has an educational system and academic centers that serve the residents of the entire region, industrial plants, and facilities of culture and
recreation. Katzrin is a major center of tourism in the Golan Heights due to the historical sites it boasts. One of these is the ancient village of Kisrin, of the Mishnaic period. The village was destroyed in an eighth century earthquake, but still has archaeological remains of a synagogue, partially reconstructed, and foundations of ancient houses. Katzrin is home to a kosher winery and a mineral water plant.



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natural landscapes in Katzrin









the anciant village of Kisrin near Katzrin










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sure. all towns will be abanned and what's left will be looted arabs. just like in gaza evacuation.
Advocating violence is way uncool. Hmmm, Is there an equivalent slang word in Hebrew for uncool?

What would happen if someone had a home there and sovereignty was transfered? And, would you automatically have dual citizenship, becoming a citizen of Israel and Syria? Would the town of Katzrin be abandoned?

This region is by far one of the most beautiful in northern Israel that I've seen.
I hope the Golan will never be returned.
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i hope we take more golan and south lebanon...west jordan can come in handy so we wont share the jordan...i need my fresh water..! :)
I agree with you guys.

Golan must be NEVER RETURNED forever and it will remains in Israeli terrority forever.
And we shouldnt have gave back Sinai to Egypt.
Hope (Hope not but yeh) next big war, Israel should invading and annex more lands and keep it in Israeli hands ever and forever (including Damacus/Beruit) :D
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lol we don't need all those areas, I'm just saying that the Golan is too important strategically and there is no moral reason to give it back

lol we should conquer more of syria and negotiate that for peace :)
I agree with you guys.

Golan must be NEVER RETURNED forever and it will remains in Israeli terrority forever.
And we shouldnt have gave back Sinai to Egypt.
Hope (Hope not but yeh) next big war, Israel should invading and annex more lands and keep it in Israeli hands ever and forever (including Damacus/Beruit) :D
^^ of course we need all those areas! the population is getting bigger, we need place to house them.

and plus (the most importand) is if any neighboring country will start a war with us and we will occupied their land they won't start war with us. they will know that in case they lose the war, they lose land. so they will think twice before attacking us.
No way.

Golan is a sovereign Israeli territory. Transfer of the Golan to another country is equivalent to such transfer of Tel Aviv or Haifa.
unfortunately i think it's not going to remain Israeli. some day (and i see it happends in the next 5-10 years) we will return Golan to Syria for another fake peace agreement like we have with Egypt and Jordan.
we know that Shimon Peres and Tzipi Livni already said that they support this movement.
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I remember here in the United States when we had a war with Mexico and won this territory called Texas or Tejas or something like that. Well, they got upset so years later we had to give it back to Mexico. And there used to be this place called New York but we had to give it up and evacuate because the British said it was originally theirs and we stole it when we kicked their asses in the war.

I'd give you some other examples but it's time to take my meds.
If Israel were really serious about keeping the Golan, there would be 250,000 Israelis on the heights instead of 25,000. Katzrin would be a large city, not a provincial backwater. After more than 40 years of possible population growth which has in reality gone no where, this tells me that Israel is amenable to giving back the Golan, eventually.
You might be right, I heard that even Netanyahu is thinking about giving it back


but then, where will we stop the next Syrian\Iranian invasion? in Haifa?
If Israel were really serious about keeping the Golan, there would be 250,000 Israelis on the heights instead of 25,000. Katzrin would be a large city, not a provincial backwater. After more than 40 years of possible population growth which has in reality gone no where, this tells me that Israel is amenable to giving back the Golan, eventually.
Hey, I think the Golan should be kept by Israel, but whenever the are plans in the works for Israeli/Syrian "peace talks", that can mean only one thing--the return of the heights to Syria. That's the only "peace talk" the Syrians are interested in. So why would Israel engage them in these talks if not to return the heights? What else does Israel have to offer Syria that will make them sign a "peace treaty"? I'd feel very uncomfortable if I were a resident of the Golan and had to be constantly worried lest these "peace talks" succeed, which would mean they would be removed from their homes. As to where then to stop the Syrian/Iraqi/Persian hordes, I don't know.
You might be right, I heard that even Netanyahu is thinking about giving it back


but then, where will we stop the next Syrian\Iranian invasion? in Haifa?
Someone to update photos of the city of Katzrin :lol:
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