[Marxism] Israeli kibbutzim

Dbachmozart at aol.com Dbachmozart at aol.com
Mon Aug 27 10:23:06 MDT 2007

The function of the kibbutzim/collectives has always been to "sell" Zionism  
to leftist Jews. Indoctrination speeches about the necessity of "transferring" 
 Palestinians, i.e. ethnic cleansing to create a Jewish ethnocracy were given 
to  other audiences. Leftist Jews heard about "socialism", "equality" and 
"making  the desert bloom". Notice how this NY Times article fails even once to 
mention  that the land of the kibbutzim was stolen - it was all former 
Palestinian  villages, homes and farms. According to Ilan Pappe, the kibbutzniks were  
among the most vicious advocates of the dispossession of the native 
population  in 1948. The kibbutzim were always heavily dependent upon the banks and 
never  had more than 4% of the Israeli population. They were completely  
unrepresentative of Israeli society except that they, like the rest of the  colonial 
settler state benefitted from the removal of an unwanted human  element.

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