Akhzivland

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Akhzivland

מדינת אכזיב
Flag of Akhzivland
Flag
StatusCurrent
Government
• President
Eli Avivi
Establishment
• Declared
1971[1]
Population
• Estimate
1 (2018)
Time zoneUTC+2 (Israel Standard Time)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+3 (Israel Summer Time)

Coordinates: 33°02′55″N 35°06′06″E / 33.04864°N 35.10177°E / 33.04864; 35.10177 Akhzivland is a micronation between Nahariya and the Lebanese border on the Israeli west coast. The state was founded by Eli Avivi in 1972. The micronation is promoted by the Israel Ministry of Tourism even though its legal status remains debated.[2][3]

The micronation is located near the ruins of Achziv, an ancient settlement on the Mediterranean coast in the Western Galilee, about 5 kilometers north of Nahariya.

A national park, field school, and the ruins of the Palestinian village of Az-Zeeb, which was captured by the Carmeli Brigade during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, are located nearby.

Eli Avivi died of pneumonia on May 15, 2018.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lagerquist, Peter (Autumn 2006). "Vacation from History: Ethnic Cleansing as the Club Med Experience". Journal of Palestine Studies (University of California Press on behalf of the Institute for Palestine Studies) 36 (1): 43–53. https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/10.1525/jps.2006.36.1.43.pdf. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  2. Miller, Colin. "A World of His Own: Eli Avivi". Go World Travel. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  3. Ryan, John (2006). Micronations: The Lonely Planet Guide to Home-Made Nations. Lonely Planet. pp. 48–50. ISBN 1741047307.
  4. "Micronation founder Eli Avivi dies in Israel". BBC News. May 16, 2018. Retrieved May 16, 2018.