Israel’s new Sinai settlement – archive, 15 November 1975

15 November 1975 Eric Silver on Yamit, the town built on sand where the first Jewish settlers have started to move in

“Please don’t call us pioneers,” the kindergarten teacher from Tel-Aviv begged. “Pioneering means suffering, and we didn’t come here to suffer.”
The teacher, a lean woman with a straw coolie hat and two small children, was one of the first contingent of Jewish settlers who arrived last month in Yamit, a prefabricated new town taking shape in the Mediterranean sand dunes of Northern Sinai.

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