Neve Ativ

Neve Ativ

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Neve Ativ (), is a small Alpine-styled Israeli settlement (moshav) in the Golan Heights, founded in 1972, and located on the slopes of Mount Hermon, west of Majdal Shams. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.

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About 37 families live there. The name Ativ is an acronym for four fallen soldiers from the Egoz Reconnaissance Unit killed in action in the Golan: Avraham Hameiri, Tuvia Ellinger, Yair Elegarnty, and Binyamin Hadad.

Ski resort

The moshav's main industry is tourism. Neve Ativ operates a thriving ski resort on of ski runs on the slopes of the -above-sea-level Mount Hermon is the closest organized lodging area for visitors to the area.

The ski resort was destroyed in the Yom Kippur War. The following season, it was back in business as Israel's only ski resort. Frank Riley wrote in the Los Angeles Times, "This is a mountain and an experience that should happen at least once in every skier's lifetime." Later that month, the leaders of Neve Ativ expressed a hope to turn the...
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