Kibbutz Revivim was founded in 1943 by youth movement "graduates" from Germany, Italy and Israel. Its first six members lived in a cave next to a British outpost until the first house was built. Revivim, 36 kilometers south of Beer Sheva, served as the southernmost point of Jewish Settlement in pre-State Israel. Kibbutz members valiantly withstood heavy Egyptian attacks and many casualties during Israel's War of Independence.

Situated in the heart of the Ramat Negev Regional Council, Revivim has been a pioneer in the use of saline and brackish water for agriculture. Revivim member Yoel de Malach received the prestigious Israel Prize for his efforts in this field.

Kibbutz Revivim presently numbers 682 members.

For information on Ramat Hanegev Regional Council in Partnership 2000




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