The intercultural welcome in Paris Kibbutz is for the association very important, in many respects.
First of all, the fact that the kibbutz was born of Jewish culture and proves to be socially and culturally effective in Israel, welcomes us out of the clichés resulting among other things, from the current misinformation. This continuing misinformation about the State of Israel is pointing too many Jews and non-Jews in their apprehension of Israel and leading them to lose access to its originality, innovations, and ethics in action.
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The State of Israel, like all democratic states, is not a perfect state, irreproachable in every way. Having said this, assuming that the State of Israel represents a paradigm of conquering and racist generalized practices, or even of apartheid, is a false and slanderous idea.
The kibbutz, and more particularly the urban kibbutz, shows another Israeli reality, concerned with socio-cultural diversity, respect for minorities, social justice and universalism (although this is not always done without first resistance), values that lie at the foundation of millennial Jewish culture, despite accepted notions.
And the kibbutz for 100 years now keeps on re-inventing and the urban kibbutz for 30 years keeps on growing. The kibbutz’s associative way of life co-exists with many other Israeli realities with similar values that the French media hardly ever talk about, despite their often innovative and humanly encouraging socio-cultural aspects.
We hope that our associative initiative will participate in the work of necessary re-information regarding the reality of the Israeli experience and the Jewish values that are actualizing it.
Moreover, as Claude Berger says, the kibbutz, whether urban or not, plunges its philosophical roots into universalist authors who, like Marx, Moses Hess or Kropotkin, « intended to oppose the association of workers between them to the market logic inherent in the wage system. In fact, the system of wage labor is built on the fact that individuals who are disconnected from each other sell their labor force in a competitive market of the same name. From there, the transformation of work into commodities.
It is against such a process that the kibbutz finds its universal purpose: it is the Kibbutz to recreate links of solidarity, exchange and communication, outside the workplace and submit production to the communities thus created, and not the other way round, which is the submission of consumers to market products motivated solely by the rule of profit. «
The kibbutz is as likely to interest everyone as it is open to everyone!