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District North
Government Local council (from 1990)
Hebrew גֻ'דֵידָה-מַכְּר, Judeida-Makr
Arabic مكر جديده
Also spelled Judeidi-Maker (officially)

Makr-Jadeidi (unofficially)

Population 17,400 (2005)
Area 8,974 dunams (8.974 km2; 3.465 sq mi)

Jadeidi-Makr or Makr-Jadeidi (Hebrew: גֻ'דֵידָה-מַכְּר‎; Arabic: مكر جديده‎) is an Israeli Arab local council formed by the merger of the two Arab towns of Makr and Jadeidi in 1990. It is located a few kilometers east of the city of Acre in the North District.

According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2005 the local council had a population of 17,400 and is 90% Muslim with a Christian minority of 10%.[1]

The town of Jadeidi translates as the "new one" and Makr translates as "headquarters". The latter is named such since it was used a headquarters for the Roman army during their siege of Acre.[1]

Mahmoud Darwish's family who originated from the destroyed Arab village of al-Birwa live in the town and Darwish was educated and raised there.[2]


  1. ^ a b Judeide-Maker Gutterman, Dov. CRW Flags.
  2. ^ Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish to be laid to rest in Ramallah Bar'el, Zvi. Haaretz. 2008-08-11.

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Coordinates: 32°55′47″N 35°09′04″E / 32.92974°N 35.1511°E / 32.92974; 35.1511



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