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Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut is an Israeli city located in central Israel, about 35km southeast of Tel Aviv and 30km west of Jerusalem, and is connected to those two cities via Highway 443. In the population was.A small part of the city is not recognized by the European Union as being in Israel, as it lies in what the 1949 Armistice Agreement with Jordan left as a no man's land, and occupied in 1967 by Israel together with the West Bank proper.EtymologyThe name "Modi'in" derives from the village "Modi'im" of the high priest Mattathias and his five sons, which was located in the same area as the modern city. The name "Maccabim" is Hebrew for the Maccabees and is a common nickname given to Mattathias and his five sons.HistoryIn Ancient Israel, a town named Modi'in existed in the general area the modern city is located in. It was the place of origin of the Jewish Hasmonean dynasty that ruled Judea in the 1st and 2nd centuries BCE, and it is where the Maccabean revolt against the Seleucid Greeks started. Ancient Jewish artifacts believed to date to the Hasmonean and First Temple periods have been found in the area.

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