Mariam's 5-year-old daughter feeding a cow at Kibbutz Ma'agan Michael, northern Israel, July 2018. “The cows have a lot of flies on them!” she says. Alex Farfuri

On Israeli Kibbutz, Eritrean Asylum Seekers Look for a Quieter Life

A new initiative is hoping to house 100 Eritrean families on the collective settlements by September. Preference is given to high-risk single mothers, but some believe single African men would also benefit from being employed in the kibbutz factories

Helen is washing dishes in the massive kitchen at Kibbutz Ma’agan Michael, keeping busy on the second day in her new job. Spotting kibbutz member Ada Gross, the 29-year-old Eritrean turns to greet the older...

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