Once centers of Utopian socialism, Israel’s network of communal agricultural settlement known as kibbutzim have changed greatly since Jewish pioneers set them up at the start of the 20th Century.

After the formation of Israel in 1948 they were an essential pillar of that country’s existence helping to irrigate the desert and feed its people. Now, however, such farming hubs have been transformed by capitalism into less idealised and more realistic communes.

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