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  • n  a collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel; children are reared collectively

  • Sitting on the barren, marshy frontiers of Israel, the typical kibbutz for years was rarely more than a commune of spartan farmers.
  • Nearly 100 years after its establishment, Israel's oldest kibbutz has voted to shed its socialist principles.
  • The people of the Pardailhan kibbutz are celebrating New Year's this week, though the wind howls cold in their unheated rooms and the food in the larder is plain.
News & Articles

  • Marc Rich, 'King of Oil', laid to rest in quiet Israel ceremony
    By Steven Scheer KIBBUTZ EINAT, Israel (Reuters) - Billionaire Marc Rich, the pioneering oil trader who was also a fugitive from U.S. justice for tax evasion, racketeering and busting sanctions with Iran, was laid to rest in a quiet funeral outside Tel Aviv on Thursday. About 100 people, mostly family and old business associates, attended the Jewish religious funeral in the pastoral grounds of ...
    June 27, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • News Summary: Pardoned financier Marc Rich dies
    THE DEATH: Marc Rich died Wednesday of a stroke at a hospital in Lucerne, Switzerland, near his longtime home. He was 78, and his Israel-based spokesman Avner Azulay said he would be buried Thursday in a kibbutz in Israel.        
    June 26, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • News Summary: Financier Marc Rich, 78, dies; last-day pardon by Clinton provoked criticism
    THE DEATH: Marc Rich died Wednesday of a stroke at a hospital in Lucerne, Switzerland, near his longtime home. He was 78, and his Israel-based spokesman Avner Azulay said he would be buried Thursday in a kibbutz in Israel.
    June 26, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Quotes

  • Howard Stern in Washington Post
    You walk through the halls here, and it's absolutely mind-blowing,Stern said. "There's energy, and there's synergy. You walk out after a show and wind up hanging out. ...... It's like a big old kibbutz."
  • Moshe Dayan in New Statesman (blog)
    Moshe Dayan said (while in office): "There was really no pressing reason to go to war with Syria . . . The kibbutz residents who pressed the government to take the Golan Heights did so less for security than for the farmland."
  • David Hayes in Sydney Morning Herald
    Kibbutz is working down on the beach at Warrnambool, and hopefully he'll be right for the Mackinnon Stakes,Hayes said. "Zagreb hasn't responded yet, which is not uncommon. He did it on Saturday, and it is only Wednesday. He has been...

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