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Frederick E. Greenspahn

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479896806

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479896806.001.0001

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Kibbutzim

Kibbutzim

The Challenge of Transformation

Chapter:
(p.85) 4 Kibbutzim
Source:
Contemporary Israel
Author(s):

Raymond Russell

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479896806.003.0005

After playing a prominent role in Israeli society, the kibbutz movement went into decline from the mid-’50s to the mid-’70s, resulting in a loss of status and influence. The rise of the right-wing Likud party in 1977 brought changes in economic policies, which dislodged the kibbutz movement from its previously powerful position. The resulting financial crisis led many kibbutzim into bankruptcy, forcing a radical reorganization that culminated in a renewal effort, which included various degrees of privatization.

Keywords:   kibbutz, kvutzah, privatization

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