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VZL 430: A Visit to the Arava

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Catalogue NumberVZL 430
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801370
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes A Visit to the Arava (Narrative only)

Today's Vistas of Israel program is a visit to the Arava, the area of land form the Dead Sea to Eilat. Occupants of the area are interviewed concerning the dangers of the border settlements as well as the produce of the land, such as turnips, tomatoes, onions, peppers as well as dairy farming. The occasional shelling of the kibbutzim by the Arabs is raised, but the interviewees express no fear and accept it as one of the conditions of living at that place at that time. The heat and cold extremes are discussed and one gets used to the high and low temperatures. There appears to be little, if any, feeling of isolation. The residents keep themselves busy with farming and and other kibbutz work as well as discussion groups and other social interactions in the evenings.

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1 - A Visit to the Arava
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