It might seem like a far off territory of Siberia, or a Central Asian republic. Notwithstanding, this self-pronounced, autonomous state lies on the untainted, northern shoreline of Israel, with the Mediterranean Sea lapping at its shore. Welcome to Akhzivland, the individual fiefdom of Eli Avivi.
Simply off the expressway, a sign perusing “Eli Avivi” focuses to a couple of blue, iron entryways in the midst of a mass of green vegetation. Avivi originally set foot here in 1952. “I arrived at this area to visit my sister, who was living in a town a couple of miles inland. I strolled to the coast and ran over this spot known as Akhziv. I went gaga for it and chose to make my home here,” Avivi says. “Aside from an old, deserted Arab house there was nothing else for a significant distance along this coast. It was vacant.”
Today’s actually peaceful and the setting is surely emotional. The slopes of Lebanon ascend toward the north, the mountains of the Galilee toward the east and, 10 miles (16 km) toward the south, the town of Acre, perhaps the most seasoned port on the planet. Toward the west, only the reasonable, blue Mediterranean.
Viewed by numerous Israelis as a brilliant, rather offbeat person, Avivi by and by typifies a non-conventionalist, unique mentality to life. A disposition progressively disliked in our cutting edge universe of rules, guidelines and government diktat. However at that point minimal about Avivi’s life has been regular.
Brought into the world in Iran in 1930 to Jewish guardians, his family moved the next year to Tel Aviv in what the future held British-controlled Palestine. “I was a terrible kid and for certain different kids I used to attempt to disrupt the British trains by putting deterrents on the rail route line,” he says. This was a period of commotion in Palestine as different Jewish gatherings, looking to lay out a Jewish state, attempted to drive the British to surrender their Mandate. “Commonly we were gotten by the British fighters and brought under the watchful eye of a court,” Avivi proceeds, “yet my dad knew the appointed authority and we were just fined.”