The destruction of the kibbutzim and the myth of “the periphery”

The destruction of the kibbutzim and the myth of “the periphery”

This blog post by journalist Asaf Shimoni, independent contributor to the Times of Israel, suggests a surprising link between Israel’s neglected periphery and the high incidence of kibbutzim located there. He posits that the government has intentionally marginalized and under-serviced areas surrounding the kibbutzim in order to obliterate the lingering movement which undermines the present-day state. In light of his argument, it seems the “periphery” is less determined by geography than by political affiliation.

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