Does Israel Really Need Its Farmers Any Longer?

Once the backbone of society, many are saying that agriculture is no longer central to the country’s economy

Agriculture is an emotional topic in Israel, embodying a wide range of feelings: nostalgia, romanticism, a connection to one’s roots. But some people have negative attitudes toward agriculture. They belittle the farmers who speak of their work in Zionist terms, who declare that without them we would all starve to death.