Home
  


Your Time | Jerusalem Time



 Skip Navigation Links
BACKGROUND
Fast Facts
Expert Contacts
Official Contacts
Offices & Organizations
Documents & Maps
Historical Timeline
Help Desk
IN THE NEWS
Price protests
Hamas
Conflict scenarios
Jerusalem
Home demolitions
All Backgrounders
NEWS
Latest News
Multimedia
Reuters Wire
Blogs
Corrections
Advanced Search
COMMUNITY
Notice Board
Calendar
Letters to the Editor
MY JMCC
What is this?
Join
Log In
Set as Homepage
Edit your account
PRESS SERVICES
JMCC Services
Media Directory
Hot Spot
WAYS TO GET JMCC
Dailies & SMS
E-mail Newsletter
RSS
CONTACT US
User Support
Submit a Story
Staff List
Advertise
 

Jerusalem Media & Communications Centre

Promote Your Page Too

Follow JerusalemMedia on Twitter
  News & Politics    Culture    Business & IT    Opinions  
Log in to My JMCC
Email
Password
 or Sign Up
Forgot your password?Close
 My JMCC
Front Page
My Comments Photo of the Day
Calendar Hot Spot(for journalists)
Audio of the Day Video of the Day
Most Popular Historical Timeline
Noticeboard Blogs
My Tags Help Desk
  
User Info
First Name
Last Name
Username
Email
My Tags 
I am a
After signing up,you will receive
an automatically
generated password in your
email.
Close
Recover Password
Submit Your Email
 or Sign Up
Close
    Background   Backgrounder

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z   This menu features recently updated backgrounders on people, places and subjects. To view all backgrounders, click More...
print Print
 Email
   Text
Skip Navigation Links
Share
last updated March 2, 2011 2:34 PM (EST+7)
Degania A and B
Read more: 
Degania, Degania A, Degania B, kibbutz, Tiberias, Kinneret, Zionism, Zionist, aliyah, commune, Sephardim, Arab Jews, Yishuv
Degania Alef and Degania Bet are kibbutzes located in the northern part of Israel in the Jordan Valley.

EnlargeA view of Israel's agricultural heartland from Mt. Tabor, site of a former Palestinian village. (JMCC/C. Seitz)
Background
Israel
Documents
Passfield White Paper (1930)
UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Report on Israel
Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel, 14 May 1948
Publications
Al-Quds: Sukan wa 'Umran (min 1850 - 1996)
Al-Quds: Sukan wa 'Umran (min 1850 - 1996)
Soviet Jewish Immigration and Israeli Settlement in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
Resources
"Reflections on Archeology and Israeli-Settler Nationhood," by Nadia El-Haj
Haifa entry, Palestineremembered.org
Ilan Pappe on How Israel was Founded on Ethnic Cleansing, Ilan Pappe official website, July 29, 2009

Southwest of Lake Tiberias or the Kinneret, Degania A was started in 1910 when twelve members of the Zionist movement established an independent commune. The settlers sought to build a new life, based on the principles of independent work and collective living, and thus set the course of the kibbutz movement. The Russian immigrants were not prepared for the rigors of farming and malaria, however, and faced many difficulties.

Degania B is located adjacent to Degania A. It was founded in 1920, also by immigrants of the second aliyah, a wave of Zionist immigration.

A cemetery lies next to the two early communes, the burial ground for many early and noted Zionist thinkers. Among them is the poet Rachel, who wrote about the difficulties of close quarters, hard work and idealism. In one isolated side of the cemetery are buried Sephardic Jews who were recruited by the kibbutz residents to aid in the hard labor.

In 2007, Degania A was the first Israeli kibbutz to be privatized. Degania A is presently classified as a 'renewal kibbutz' on the basis of the varied salaries of its members and the according distribution of property.


News on Degania A and B
World Zionists come out against religious indication on Israeli IDsJune 26, 2011 1:55 PM (EST+7)
Christian Zionists linked to Bedouin village demolitionsMarch 5, 2011 3:00 PM (EST+7)
Former Haaretz journalist was on Dutch Zionists' payrollDec. 23, 2010 5:04 PM (EST+7)


Sources
Official website of Degania
History of Degania A & B, Jewish Agency



Skip Navigation Links
About JMCC
Press Services
Dailies & SMS
Polls
Publications

0

0
 


Skip Navigation Links
Make JMCC your homepage   |  
RSS   |  
Write for us   |  
FAQ: Comments & Moderation   |  
FAQ: Population Data   |  
Contact Us   |