Korea-Israel Friendship Forest Dedicated in Jerusalem Mountains

The Korea-Israel Friendship Forest in Jerusalem Forest was planted in cooperation with Samsung Electronics Israel and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

By KKL-JNF
September 20, 2016 15:58
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Korea-Israel Friendship Forest Dedicated in Jerusalem Mountains. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)

On Tuesday, September 13, the Korea-Israel Friendship Forest that was planted by Samsung Electronics Israel and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Jerusalem Forest was dedicated in the presence of the Korean ambassador and Samsung and embassy employees.


“On behalf of Samsung Israel, I am proud and excited to take part in the inauguration event of the Korea-Israel Friendship Forest. In our culture, the forest is a source of life and prosperity. The same is true for Jewish culture, which compares man to a tree and instructs us to treat trees with the utmost respect and appreciation.” Mr. Kwanghak Koh, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics Israel, was speaking at the dedication ceremony of the Korea-Israel Friendship Forest, which is located on Mt. Herzl in the Jerusalem Forest. “‎Despite the significant geographical distance between our two countries,” Mr. Koh continued, “the establishment of the forest reflects the similarities between the Jewish people and the Korean people. Our two nations have been in existence for thousands of years of human history and have experienced national rebirth in the same year, 1948. 


‎"Our common values have created two modern and advanced societies that serve as role models and an inspiration to the entire world. ‎I am proud to say that Samsung is the global market leader in a number of technology products and solutions that change reality for billions of people around the globe, dramatically improving their way of life and realizing the vision of a thriving and sustainable planet.‎ Our partnership with Israel goes beyond a business partnership – it is a shared destiny and ability to realize our common goals and lead to a change in the reality in which we live." 


The Korea-Israel Friendship Forest is located on Mount Herzl, the site of Israel’s national cemetery and other memorial and educational facilities. Herzl’s Tomb is at the top of the mountain, and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum is located on the western part of the hill. Mount Herzl is 834 meters above sea level.



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