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Chasing utopia : the future of the kibbutz in a divided Israel

Author: David Leach
Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating, non-partisan exploration of an incendiary region Say the word "Israel" today and it sparks images of walls and rockets and a bloody conflict without end. Yet for decades, the symbol of the Jewish State was the noble pioneer draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the legendary kibbutznik. So what ever happened to the pioneers' dream of founding a socialist utopia in the land called  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Leach, David, 1968-
Chasing utopia.:
Toronto, ON : ECW Press, [2016] ©2016
(CaOONL)20169023605
Named Person: David Leach; David Leach; David Leach
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Leach
ISBN: 9781770909397 1770909397 9781770909380 1770909389
OCLC Number: 947134227
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PROLOGUE It Is Dangerous to Read Facebook --
PART ONE Who Killed the Kibbutz? 1. Ghetto Life in the Finger of Galilee --
2. Between the Hammer and the Anvil --
3. A Few Grams of Courage --
4. A Village Under Siege --
5. The Final Solution --
6. Stories from the Ass --
7. Moving the State --
8. The Shouting Fence --
9. The Architecture of Hope. PART TWO Look Back to Galilee. 10. Born This Way --
11. Buried History --
12. Buying Cat Food with the King of Achziv --
13. Living in Glass Houses --
14. A Dry Season in the Garden of Eden --
15. Love and Rockets --
16. More Than a House --
17. Broken Promises in the Promised Land --
18. Revival of Faith --
19. Boxing Hope.
Responsibility: David Leach.
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A fascinating, non-partisan exploration of an incendiary region Say the word "Israel" today and it sparks images of walls and rockets and a bloody conflict without end. Yet for decades, the symbol of the Jewish State was the noble pioneer draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the legendary kibbutznik. So what ever happened to the pioneers' dream of founding a socialist utopia in the land called Palestine' Chasing Utopia: The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel draws readers into the quest for answers to the defining political conflict of our era. Acclaimed author David Leach revisits his raucous memories of life as a kibbutz volunteer and returns to meet a new generation of Jewish and Arab citizens struggling to forge a better future together. Crisscrossing the nation, Leach chronicles the controversial decline of Israel's kibbutz movement and witnesses a renaissance of the original vision for a peaceable utopia in unexpected corners of the Promised Land. Chasing Utopia is an entertaining and enlightening portrait of a divided nation where hope persists against the odds.

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