He’s in the business of peace with £14m ‘capitalist kibbutz’

By Jackson Wolfe, June 27, 2013

A Jewish billionaire has just spent £14 million on a unique project to boost employment in the Israeli-Arab town of Nazareth.

Stef Wertheimer has opened an industrial park — the first in one of Israel’s Arab municipalities. “This industrial park in Nazareth is a model and a real investment in the local economy and Jewish-Arab coexistence,” he said.


Kibbutz lessons on how to milk 600 goats in one hour

By Natan Jeffay, December 27, 2012

An Israeli kibbutz-based company is changing the face of goat and sheep farming by introducing cutting-edge, digitised milking technology.

Cattle farmers have long used systems to closely monitor the quantity and quality of milk that each cow is producing, but as sheep and goats produce far smaller amounts, technology to monitor their milk has lagged behind.


Why 'secular' kibbutzim are building own shuls

By Nathan Jeffay, June 23, 2011

It is a common sight in Israel's religious neighbourhoods.


Solar-powered Eilat? Now that's an easy cell

By Nathan Jeffay, June 16, 2011

On Kibbutz Ketura in the Negev desert there is a new and profitable crop: electricity.
Engineers have just finished installing Israel's first major solar field on the kibbutz, which is a few miles north of Eilat and just as sunny.


Duran Duran to perform in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, April 27, 2011

Hot on the heels of Justin Bieber and Mark Ronson, British band Duran Duran has announced plans to perform in Israel for the first time in 17 years.

The 1980s New Wave band behind hits including My Own Way and Planet Earth, once described as "the prettiest boys in rock", played in both Haifa and Tel Aviv in 1994.


Kibbutz admits Arab as member

By Simon Griver, June 12, 2008

A kibbutz has accepted an Arab citizen’s request to become a member for what is claimed to be the first time.

Amal Karmia, a divorcee from the Arab town of Kalanswa, north-east of Tel Aviv, officially became a member of Kibbutz Nir Eliahu, near Kfar Saba, where she lives with her teenage daughter Aya and son Adam.