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May 18

Ukrainian PM Plants a Tree in Jerusalem’s Grove of Nations

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Borysovych Groysman planted a tree in the Grove of Nations in Jerusalem at a ceremony held on May 15th, 2017, and so joined the series of leaders from all over the world who have already planted a tree in the grove as a gesture of peace, cooperation and brotherhood. The ceremony …

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May 18

President of the Central African Republic Plants a Tree in Jerusalem

The president of the Central African Republic, H.E. Professor Faustin-Archange Touadéra, planted a tree in the Grove of Nations below Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, in a ceremony on May 10, 2017.   Also present at the ceremony were the Central African Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Charles-Armel Doubane; the country’s Minister of Energy and Water, …

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May 18

Delegation from Germany Explores Israel

A delegation from Germany came to Israel to tour the country and to learn about KKL-JNF’s many activities in the Arava and Negev for community development, environmental conservation, education and support for disadvantaged populations. The mission was initiated by JNF KKL Germany.   Among those participating in the mission were representatives of the Breuninger Foundation, …

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May 18

Exposing the Burgin Ruins in Adulam France Park

On May 12, KKL-JNF held an educational event at Adulam-France Park, where children and their families got to learn about the significance of the newly uncovered Burgin Ruins through fun, educational activities, and were entertained by popular television character Kofiko the monkey. The event was in honor of the organization’s 115th birthday.   KKL-JNF guides …

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May 18

New Neighborhood Inaugurated in Netiv Ha’asarah near the Gaza Strip

On May 9th 2017, in the communal village of Netiv Ha’asarah near the Gaza Strip, a new extension area was inaugurated, which includes 71 lots intended for private construction for the people of the village. In the future there will be another extension area, and plans are for the village to incorporate 500 additional families. …

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May 11

Hebrew U Neurobiologist wins Blumberg prize for Parkinson’s work

Professor Hagai Bergman of the Department of Neurobiology at the Hebrew University is the recipient of the third Dr. Otto and Alice Blumberg Prize, which is administered by JNF KKL Germany, for his outstanding research in the computational physiology of the basal ganglia and their disorders, namely Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia using deep brain stimulation …

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May 11

Beersheba Forest Dedicated to Frances K. Coblentz

On Friday, May 5, a forest that forms part of the green belt around Beersheva, the Negev’s capital, was dedicated in memory of Frances (Fanny) K. Coblentz. The forest was a gift bequeathed from the legacy of her niece, Goldie Keehn. The ceremony, which took place at the KKL-JNF Donor Recognition Center in American Independence …

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May 11

Blumberg Prize Awarded to Hebrew U Professor of Neurobiology

Professor Hagai Bergman of the Department of Neurobiology at the Hebrew University is the recipient of the third Dr. Otto and Alice Blumberg Prize, which is administered by JNF KKL Germany, for his outstanding research in the computational physiology of the basal ganglia and their disorders, namely Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia using deep brain stimulation …

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May 11

Beersheba Forest Dedicated in Memory of Frances K. Coblentz

On Friday, May 5, a forest that forms part of the green belt around Beersheva, the Negev’s capital, was dedicated in memory of Frances (Fanny) K. Coblentz. The forest was a gift bequeathed from the legacy of her niece, Goldie Keehn. The ceremony, which took place at the KKL-JNF Donor Recognition Center in American Independence …

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May 10

New lake in the desert Named for Shimon Peres

The old park was upgraded and made accessible thanks to a donation from JNF Holland. It includes an impressive artificial lake surrounded by greenery, a large amphitheater, a science games garden and accessible playground equipment for special needs children. The day began with a festive reception at the municipality building. “This is a historical day,” …

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