At the beach.
(photo credit: RONI ALFRANDRI)
In 1936, when the British were refusing to let Jews into Palestine, Kibbutz Sdot Yam was established just south of Haifa at David Ben-Gurion’s urging. Ostensibly a fishing enterprise, members of the collective helped smuggle in illegal immigrants.Yossi Harel, the captain of the Exodus, is buried on the kibbutz, which relocated in 1940 to the outskirts of Caesarea. In Israel, where every inch of land is layered with narratives, the sparkling sea of Sdot Yam has seen its share of conflicts and conquests that span centuries.
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