KKL-JNF’s Friends from Switzerland Visit with Israel

March 30, 2014 09:44

A delegation of 25 friends of KKL-JNF Switzerland have arrived for a ten-day tour in order to connect with Israel, its people and landscapes, and see for themselves some of the projects that the organization undertakes and promotes countrywide.


Friends from Switzerland-1. (photo credit:KKL-JNF)

 Over the course of their stay, the 25-strong KKL-JNF Switzerland mission has visited a number of projects established with the support of KKL-JNF’s Friends in Switzerland, including the famous Hula Valley bird-watching site in northern Israel and Switzerland Forest, which lies close to the city of Tiberias. The delegation members also planted trees at KKL-JNF’s planting center in Nachshon Forest. 

 “KKL-JNF’s work for the benefit of nature and the environment is extremely impressive,” said Elisabeth Urech, who was visiting Israel with a KKL-JNF delegation for the fifth time. “People don’t know about these wonderful activities – but, of course, once I get home I’ll take care to tell everyone what I’ve seen here.” 

Yishai Haramati, KKL-JNF’s emissary to Switzerland and Austria, confirmed that, indeed, one of the most important objectives of these tours is to encourage visitors, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to become ambassadors of goodwill for both the State of Israel and KKL-JNF. “For people who appreciate scenery, nature and history, visiting Israel is a wonderful experience. It’s important for us to inform people about KKL-JNF’s activities and show them to what good use we put the money we raise,” he said. 

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