Kibbutz Be’eri and Mr. Berl
Read this article by my Israeli friend Arnie Draiman
Hello friends! Please read and share this article by my friend Arnie Draiman, who lives in Jerusalem.
Kibbutz Be’eri suffered unspeakable, yet we must speak of it, brutality on October 7, including the murder of more than 10% of its citizens and dozens taken hostage.
Here is a short excerpt from Arnie’s article:
Like most of the kibbutzim in Israel, it was founded by Labor Zionists (the party of Golda Meir and David Ben Gurion), most were members of the HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed movement (Youth Workers & Education Movement). These folks were the mainstay, the core, of Zionism, and created membership chapters throughout the world. But they were not political Zionists (like Theodor Herzl and Chaim Weizmann), waiting for a state to be created by the international community of nations. The Labor Zionists wanted a Jewish state that included a strong working class, either working the fields of the kibbutz or involved in industry in the cities. And so they came to the Land in the late 1800s and early 1900s to work and live the dream.
In the spirit of those who lean to the left wing, Kibbutz Be’eri members were active in the pro-peace movement even raising money to help Gazans in financial need, employing them on the kibbutz, and participating in volunteer programs which included driving Gazans with cancer to oncology centers in Israel for treatment.
Please read the entire article here:
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