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Migvan is a small urban kibbutz
Urban kibbutz
An urban kibbutz is a form of kibbutz which is located within an existing city. There are currently just over 100 in Israel, totalling around 2,000 members....

 located in the city of Sderot
Sderot is a western Negev city in the Southern District of Israel. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , at the end of 2009 the city had a total population of 20,700. The city has been an ongoing target of Qassam rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip...

 in the northwestern Negev
The Negev is a desert and semidesert region of southern Israel. The Arabs, including the native Bedouin population of the region, refer to the desert as al-Naqab. The origin of the word Neghebh is from the Hebrew root denoting 'dry'...

 desert in Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...


The kibbutz was founded in 1987, and the original six members of the group have expanded to 60 members. It is a mixed model of the urban kibbutz (collective economy, culture, and weekly meetings) with private homes

Further reading

  • Daniel Gavron. The Kibbutz: Awakening from Utopia. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.
  • Jo-Ann Mort and Gary Brenner. "Our Hearts Invented a Place: Can Kibbutzim Survive Today's Israel?". Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2003. 209 pages

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