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50 years on, Bernie Sanders still champions values of his Israeli kibbutz

50 years on, Bernie Sanders still champions values of his Israeli kibbutz

Shaar Haamakim, the Israeli kibbutz where Sanders lived for several months in 1963, was driven by communist ideology and celebrated May Day.

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