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Aug 17

233 US and Canadian Olim Land in Israel with Nefesh B’Nefesh

For young Israelis, serving in the military is a significant and exciting stage in their lives, a time when they leave their homes and families and enter a framework with military discipline. It is a challenging experience for the tens of thousands of young Israelis drafted every year. If it is such a challenging and …

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Aug 17

Introducing the Ilanot Arboretum Visitors’ Center

The new visitors’ center in Ilanot Forest, which was established with the support of Friends of KKL Denmark, was inaugurated on August 14th, 2017 at a ceremony attended by representatives from both Denmark and Israel. The center was launched a few weeks ago for a trial period, and now that it has opened its doors …

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Aug 09

First KKL-JNF House for Youth to be established in Upper Nazareth

The primary purpose of the new KKL-JNF House will be to strengthen the youth of Upper Nazareth and encourage them to achieve big both academically and socially.  The center will be located next to the Rasco Center. The extensive renovation work has already began and will be completed by December 2017, at the end of …

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Aug 09

For the first time in Israel: 25 clean energy buses for Haifa

 “The launching of 25 electric buses in Haifa is the beginning of an environmental revolution, as KKL-JNF continues its journey as the largest and most influential green organization in Israel.”This was the message of KKL-JNF World Chairman Danny Atar at the ceremony that marked the launching of Israel’s first urban electric busses, which took place …

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Aug 03

Operation Protective Edge Memorial to be Built in Gvaram Forest

Three years after Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, KKL-JNF and the Bereaved Families’ Association are establishing a memorial center in Gvaram Forest, commemorating the soldiers who were killed in action. KKL-JNF has decided to establish the commemorative site for the fallen soldiers of Operation Protective Edge in the Gvaram Forest in the Hof Ashkelon Regional …

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Aug 03

Roots in the Ground, Head in the Sky

The young members of this international delegation are spending two weeks touring Israel, visiting air bases and meeting the many faces of Israel.   “This is my first time in Israel, and I’ve found it to be a wonderful country,” said 18-year-old Keerthi Sreenivasan, from the USA. “I’ve been learning about Israel’s history and culture, …

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Aug 03

Canadian Minister of Public Safety Plants a Tree in the Jerusalem Hills

 H.E. Ralph Goodale, Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, plants a pistachio tree at KKL-JNF’s VIP Tree Planting Center, which is located just beneath the Kennedy Memorial in the mountains of Jerusalem. KKL-JNF Chief of Protocol Andy Michelson greeted the Ralph Goodale and his wife Pamela, and said that by planting a tree …

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Jul 27

Georgian PM Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations in Jerusalem

Giorgi Kvirikashvili, the Prime Minister of Georgia, planted a tree in the KKL-JNF Grove of Nations in Jerusalem, in a ceremony held on July 24, 2017. The planting ceremony was part of the Prime Minister and his entourage’s visit to Israel. Accompanying the Georgian Prime Minister Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili at the ceremony were the Georgian …

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Jul 27

Forest Grove in Memory of WWII French Rabbis and Cantors

The moving ceremony in Adullam-France Park was attended by French and Israeli dignitaries, along with family members of the honored rabbis and cantors, French immigrants to Israel, French citizens, heads of French organizations visiting Israel, and representatives of KKL-JNF and KKL France. The ceremony took place on the 75th anniversary of the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup, …

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Jul 27

Racing to Bring Oron Home

On July 21st, some 1000 runners from all over the country arrived during the night at the Oron Observation Point overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee), to take part in the “Running with Oron” marathon. The race, under the slogan “Bring Oron Home”, marked three years to the day since IDF soldier Oron Shaul was …

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