New item Free shipping Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

Delivery takes approximately 7-12 business days.

This title is in stock with our Australian supplier and will be ordered in for you asap. We will send you a confirmation email with a Tracking Code to follow the progress of your parcel when it ships.

Chasing Utopia
Author: David Leach

ISBN: 9781770413405
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1 November 2016
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 1.27
Say the word ?Israel" today and it sparks images of walls and rockets and a bloody conflict without end. It wasn't always so. For decades, the symbol of the Jewish State was the noble pioneer, in a blue work shirt and white sunhat, draining the swamps and making the deserts bloom: the legendary kibbutznik. That romantic picture ? plus the exotic promise of sun, sand, and sex ? drew young backpackers from around the world to volunteer on Israel's country communes. Foreign volunteers returned home to spread the myth of the Marxist Marlboro men (and women) who had built the Jewish nation from scratch. So what ever happened to the pioneers' dream of founding a socialist utopia in the land called Palestine?

Love & Rockets: Chasing Utopia in a Divided Israel draws readers into the quest for answers to the defining political conflict of our era. After a 20-year absence, acclaimed author David Leach revisits his raucous memories of life as a kibbutz volunteer and returns to meet a new generation of Jewish and Arab citizens struggling to forge a better future together. Crisscrossing the nation, Leach chronicles the controversial decline of Is...

Returns Policy:
30-day money back guarantee for return if the item is not as described, is damaged or is faulty. We do not offer a refund if you change your mind.

Customs Charges & Duties:
Orders over the value of $270 will be liable for customs charges, taxes including GST and brokerage costs which are the recipient's sole responsibility. Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
You must log in to ask or answer questions posted. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms licence #
Firearms licence holder name
First name is required
Last name is required
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • Free shipping within New Zealand  

Payment options

Pay Now and Afterpay include:

Buyer Protection Learn More