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Dec 04

International Cooperation for Climate Change at Diplomats Dinner in Bonn

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held its biennale Conference of Parties (COP 23) in Bonn, Germany from November 6-17. On November 16, JNF-KKL Germany hosted an International Cooperation Diplomatic Dinner in Bonn, which was attended by public officials, diplomats, and representatives of the private sector and NGOs. The large audience was …

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Dec 04

Fighting Climate Change Together

MIDBAR-the Swiss Society for the Revival of Desert Areas embarks on a tour of the Negev with KKL-JNF to learn how the organization combats desertification in Israel. Combating desertification is one of the central values KKL-JNF has championed under its banner. Friends the world over aid KKL-JNF in combating desertification, and one of the most …

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Dec 04

A”CH Scenic Lookout Inaugurated in the Naftali Mountains

A new scenic lookout point that overlooks the magnificent vistas of the Hula Valley was inaugurated in the Naftali Mountains on Friday, November 24th, in memory of two soldiers, Chai Kalomiti of Tel Aviv and Amir Sheikh, from the Western Galilee community of Abu Snan, both of whom were killed in battle in Lebanon twenty-four …

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Dec 04

Scenic Lookout Dedicated in Memory of Carl Lutz

A scenic lookout in memory of Carl Lutz, a Swiss diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, was dedicated in Switzerland Forest, which is located near Tiberias. Carl Lutz, who served as vice consul in the Swiss Embassy in Budapest during World War II, saved more than 60,000 Jews with the …

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Nov 26

The Escape Trail: From the Holocaust in Europe to the Carmel

The Escape Trail was dedicated in the Carmel Forest to mark the legacy of the Bricha Movement, which helped Holocaust refugees from Eastern Europe to escape to the land of Israel. The ceremony was jointly organized by KKL-JNF and the Bricha Legacy Association. “It is important for each and every one of us to remember …

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Nov 26

A JNF KKL Germany Delegation Walks the Israel Trail

The Israel Trail, which crosses the country from north to south, attracts many local hikers, nature enthusiasts and challenge-seekers. While most visitors from abroad tend to stick to familiar tourist sites, this determined 25-strong group from Germany have come to embark on a ten-day hike along segments of the Israel Trail from one end of …

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Nov 20

JNF KKL Scotland Supporters and Friends at Star-studded Gala Dinner

On October 8, 2017, over 420 friends of JNF KKL Scotland attended a gala dinner in Glasgow, where they were treated to a concert by superstar soprano Katherine Jenkins. The unique event, which was entitled “An Evening with Katherine Jenkins”, took place at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. Evenings such as this have been held …

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Nov 16

Celebrating 100 Years since the Balfour Declaration and WWI

On the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and the British conquest of the Land of Israel during the First World War, a ceremony to mark both these historic events was held in Azrikam Forest in the northern Negev.   The ceremony was held on November 10th, the very date on which fighting broke out …

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Nov 16

Israel Today and Tomorrow 2017: Journey to the Past and Future

KKL France’s Israel Today and Tomorrow delegation, which spent five days touring the country from November 1st until November 5th, learned about the history of the Land of Israel, experienced Israeli society as it is today – and also looked towards the future with Israeli hi-tech. At the Mobileye headquarters in Jerusalem, the KKL France …

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Nov 16

1,000 Holocaust Survivors Tour Israel

For the fifth consecutive year, Holocaust survivors from throughout Israel were accompanied by KKL-JNF guides on ecological tours all over the country, thanks to the support of friends of JNF Australia. They enjoyed various activities in nature, connected to the scenery and learned about the many fields in which KKL-JNF is active – afforestation, water …

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