Golda Park in Ashkelon is Inaugurated on Tu Bishvat

A new park for Ashkelon, Golda Park, is inaugurated in the Neve Yam neighborhood on Tu Bishvat.

By KKL-JNF
January 23, 2014 16:18
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Golda Park in Ashkelon -1. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)



Golda Park in Ashkelon is Inaugurated on Tu Bishvat

A new park for Ashkelon, Golda Park, is inaugurated in the Neve Yam neighborhood on Tu Bishvat. Over 100 school children and their parents and teachers, as well as IDF soldiers and volunteers, get together to plant trees. Honored guests in attendance included KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler, Minister for Environmental Protection Amir Peretz, and Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni.

Inaugurating the new KKL-JNF Ashkelon Golda Park will not only beautify the city, but also sends out a clear message of continuity to Israel’s “neighbors in the south,” said Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Environmental Protection as he addressed over 100 schoolchildren, their parents and teachers at a tree planting ceremony in honor of Tu Bishvat on Jan. 17.

The Ashkelon park, located in the city's Neve Yam neighborhood at the edge of a small urban grove, is also situated next to one of the Iron Dome batteries which Peretz, in his previous position as Minister of Defense, fought to have placed in Ashkelon in order to protect the city from rockets launched at them from the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

“Planting trees today is a symbol to our neighbors to the south. It is a symbol of continuation, of the future,” he said. “I am glad you chose this corner for the park. On one side we can see the sea, on the other we have the grove of trees and we see the Iron Dome battery. We are planting, blossoming and restoring.”


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