Bachmann Lived on Kibbutz, Staunchly Pro-Israel, By Jim MeyersQuicklink submitted by John Smith Permalink
|The Israel she found in 1974 was "pretty grubby," she recalled -- brutal heat, soldiers with guns at the airport, customs officers at card tables on the tarmac, chickens everywhere.
The youth housing where Bachmann -- then Michele Amble -- lived on the kibbutz was called the ghetto. Lizards climbed the walls. She rose at 4 a.m. and rode to work on a flatbed truck pulled by an old diesel tractor. Her job: pulling weeds from cotton fields.
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