celebrating the death of the kibbutz - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Steve
    • 27.06.10 | 13:24 (IDT)

    sadly it is more the death of the kibbutz that is prevalent today. Privatization, mine, mine, mine, fences and capitalism. I am a volunteer who joined a kibbutz 14 years ago and today do not really find anything to celebrate about. We have a group of people that were living under a socialist system for all their lives suddenly becoming experts on capitalism. It has really been a change from one extreme to another. Hopefully in the coming years there will be a little more balance in what was a wonderful experiment of a society caring for each becoming a dog eat dog society where those that have the 'connections' receive and others are left to go hungry.

    from the article: Kibbutz volunteers to mark centenary with nostalgic return to Israel
    First published 11:27 27.06.10 | Last updated 11:27 27.06.10
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