Kibbutz Hefzibah. 1981 – 82. An international brigade of volunteers heroically laboured in exchange for Friday night disco, coffee & tea gatherings in each others rooms, cow chocolate, sitting out on the grass, coffee house bikkies, hiking up Gilboa, our shacks rattled by sonic booms, trooping down to Sachne for swims, aerogrammes, movies half obscurred by multiple subtitles, visits to the juggling falafel stand in Afula and great weather (and peace and happiness for all of humankind, of course!). The musical accompaniment is Wonderful World by Jimmy Cliff. There’s a Hefzibah Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4744638014&v=info
Originally published elsewhere on 31 July 2006.
**The beach image shown is not Israel. Some IT person at the source needs to earn their bread and water.