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Oct 18

KKL-JNF awards 130 scholarships to students from Israel’s outlying communities

The donor of the scholarships, the late Mr. Karl Bender of Germany, requested through JNF KKL Germany that a fund be established in his name for the benefit of Israeli students in the fields of engineering, medicine, chemistry and physics. Attorney Tzippy Roitman, who sits on the Board of Directors of the Karl Bender Fund, …

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Oct 18

The Nir Moshe Community Forest is reborn

Hundreds of local residents arrived to attend the opening of the newly upgraded Nir Moshe Community Forest.   The event began with the dedication of a new sculpture situated just inside the adjacent Nir Moshe Community Forest. It was conceived and created by Israeli sculpting couple, David and Amira Yasoor of “Stone-Age”, which specializes in …

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Oct 18

A cross section of Israel at the Yatir Field and Forest Center

Hundreds of people from Haredi (ultra-orthodox) communities in the Negev took part in the Sukkot celebrations at the KKL-JNF Field and Forest Center in Yatir Forest and enjoyed guided tours of the area, and inflatable play equipment and pita-bread baking for the children.   At the same time, hundreds of members of the French Scout …

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Oct 18

Harvesting olives the traditional way at Tel Hadid

This year, KKL-JNF’s annual Sukkot olive harvest celebrations took place in Lavi Forest in the north, at KKL-JNF’s Gilat nursery in the Western Negev and at the Tel Hadid olive plantation in Ben Shemen Forest near Modi’in. In the 1950s, olive trees were planted by KKL-JNF in Tel Hadid, a hill that was the site …

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Oct 18

Encountering Birds at the Rosh Tzippor Birdwatching Center

The Rosh Tzippor Birdwatching Centre opened only a few months ago but is already attracting groups of school children, nature lovers, birdwatchers and the general public. Families from all over Israel attended Birds and Tweets, a 2-day happening organized by KKL-JNF during Chol Ha’mo’ed Sukkot. The children and their parents were invited to tour the …

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Oct 01

KKL-JNF marks 100 years since the ANZAC Battle of Beersheba

 At 4:00 PM on October 31st, 1917, the mounted cavalry of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) embarked on a daring, surprise maneuver to conquer the city of Beersheba from the Turks. The successful conquest, named the Battle of Beersheba, was a determining battle in the British acquisition of Ottoman Palestine, which eventually …

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Oct 01

KKL Mexico honors IDF search and rescue forces

KKL Mexico could not let the Israeli hayalim (soldiers), who brought so much light in such difficult times, return home without honoring them and sharing its profound gratitude for their hard work and professionalism, in a warm and moving ceremony on their behalf. “We are so proud of our hayalim; not only did they perform …

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Oct 01

KKL-JNF awards 130 scholarships to students from outlying communities

The donor of the scholarships, the late Mr. Karl Bender of Germany, requested through JNF KKL Germany that a fund be established in his name for the benefit of Israeli students in the fields of engineering, medicine, chemistry and physics. Attorney Tzippy Roitman, who sits on the Board of Directors of the Karl Bender Fund, …

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Sep 18

Uruguayan Pastor Fulfills Promise to Plant 1000 trees in Israel

One year ago, after planting a tree with KKL-JNF while on a visit to Israel with a group of Latin American pastors, Pastor Jorge Marquez vowed to raise money to plant 1000 more trees in Israel and to return in one year’s time with a group from his congregation. On September 14th he did just …

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Sep 18

greenXchange Reimagines Green Building in Israel

The 7th greenXchange seminar, which took place this year in Israel from September 6-12, was the catalyst for the generation of ideas and exciting partnerships between 24 talented and highly motivated young professionals from Israel and Germany. Organizers declared this year’s event as the most successful to date.  greenXchange is a program founded by KKL-JNF …

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