Israel Part 2 December 27th 2015 After all the excitement of the old city of Jerusalem we headed off for lunch at a kibbutz. I was very disappointed to find out that the kibbutz concept no longer exists, having failed as a social system. Apparently no one wanted to carry the burden for the old people who could no longer contribute to the kibbutz. Another 60s socialist ideal smashed to bits! Dad would have been horrified.
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Middle East » Israel » West Bank Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine, and the UN partitioned the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs. Subsequently, the Israelis defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without... ... read more