100 YEARS OF KIBBUTZ – NOW WHAT AND FOR WHAT?
The 100th anniversary celebration of kibbutz, held in Degania on Oct. 4, 2010 and the special session of the
Israeli parliament marking the anniversary recognized the seminal role the kibbutz played in the Zionist movement and in the establishment of the state. Significantly, the emphasis was on past achievements. Focus on the future was avoided. The facts on the ground are that many Israelis view the kibbutz as an anachronistic icon.