Kibbutz was meant to “reform” immigrant Jews. No peasants anymore: No need for Kibbutz
Kibbutz was structured to train immigrant Jews to tending to the land: plant it, harvest it… without the need of the real Palestinian peasants in rural regions.
The last chapter of “Place de l’ Etoile“, the first published book of Patrick Modiano at age 21 (current Nobel Laureate of literature) narrates something to that effect:
Diagnosed with tuberculosis, I decided to finish my days in Israel. The Israeli admiral of the ship taking me to Tel Aviv (Spring Hill) approached me and said:
So you are French. I replied: Not quite. I am a French Jew.
They confined me in a locked cabin and confiscated all my books, paintings and pictures of Jewish authors and famous Jews such as Montaigne, Racine, Proust, Kafka, Chaplin, Modigliani, Soutine…
When we landed in Tel Aviv, the internal security tortured me…
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