Givat Oranim was established after 1948. The area played an important part in the battle for the San Simon monastery during 1948 Palestine war. It is populated by a mix of national religious and secular Jews. Large-scale building in 1991 included a project of 78 housing units combining high rise buildings and townhouses.
- "About Givat Oranim". Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2009-11-23.
- Kim Lustigman project in Givat Oranim
- Professor Zeev Sternhell lightly wounded by pipe bomb