It was founded by ten Zionist pioneers from Ukraine in 1882 as an agricultural town.
Today, Rishon LeZion is known for its beaches, tourism, fast growth, park, and local wine.
People Born in Rishon LeZion
Rishon LeZion in People's Lives
Magnus Carlsen: I traveled here in 2006 to compete in the World Blitz Chess Championship. I placed eighth out of sixteen players.