13 January 2010




  • Sculpture Workshop in the Golan's Orvim Reservoir Park
    Among the many guests in the park we met Shmuel Hazan, CEO of the Golan Tourism Association and initiator of the festival. "The festival is becoming a Golan tradition," he told us. "This is the second year it has been held, and it will continue to develop in the years to come.

  • Family Happening in the Ben Shemen Olive Groves
    "Who likes olives?" Ben Heineman asked his children as they jumped out of the car at Ben Shemen Forest, where KKL-JNF had organized activities on the theme of "the olive tree" during the recent Sukkot holiday.

  • Beersheba River Park with KKL-JNF on World Environment Day
    KKL-JNF offered a beautiful hike in Park Nahal Beersheba in the Negev to celebrate International Environment Day and to increase public awareness about ecology. The Park has been transformed from a polluted riverbed with mountains of garbage to a display garden of luxurious green,

  • Quake hits Haiti; thousands feared dead
    Israel sends team; Abie Nathan's family fears for daughter's life; envoy says no Israelis in country.

  • Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, KKL-JNF Switzerland, Geneva
    ERI an international company, specializing in the design, development, implementation and support of the banking software package "OLYMPIC Banking System", decided this year to provide help to disadvantaged groups by supporting three humanitarian projects.

  • Quake hits Haiti; thousands dead
    Israel sends team; Nathan's family fears for daughter's life; envoy: no Israelis there.

  • Macedonian Prime Minister Plants Olive Tree at Grove of the
    The Prime Minister of Macedonian, whose official title in his country is "President of the Government of Macedonia," arrived for his first official visit to Israel only two months after the visit of the President of Macedonia.

  • Happy 108th Birthday to KKL-JNF! Planting a Green Future
    On 5th January 2010 Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - Jewish National Fund will celebrate its 108th year of ongoing action for the benefit of the Jewish People and the State of Israel.

  • Bulgarian Prime Minister Plants Tree in KKL-JNF Grove of the
    "Human beings have many ways of expressing closeness and friendship – a handshake, a smile, a pat on the back. In our tradition, the way to demonstrate a connection is by planting a tree.

  • Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, KKL-JNF Switzerland, Geneva
    ERI an international company, specializing in the design, development, implementation and support of the banking software package "OLYMPIC Banking System", decided this year to provide help to disadvantaged groups by supporting three humanitarian projects.

  • Jonny and US Evangelicals push for tourism
    Multi-year campaign targeting both Jews and non-Jews to include a $38 million marketing budget.

  • Jonny and US Evangelicals push for tourism
    Multi-year campaign targeting both Jews and non-Jews to include a $38 million marketing budget.

  • The Water Crisis in Israel Changing our Attitude to Water
    The Minister of Agriculture reiterated the great value of using recycled water both for agriculture and for the environment. "In view of the continuing water crisis, the general public is asked to be thrifty, but for farmers the water crisis is a question of "to be or not to be."

  • Water in the Middle East "Israel's Water Balance Is In Real danger
    The first session of the Manitoba-Israel Water Experts Symposium opened with experts presenting the current situation of the water economy in Israel and the Middle East from both its scientific and geopolitical aspects.

  • H2010 - The Impact of the Symposium on Future Water Supplies
    KKL-JNF Co-Chairman Avraham Duvdevani spoke in the same vein. "This conference addresses water and the future of water supply in our countries, matters of utmost importance not only for our selves.

  • 'Soviet POWs were utilized by Nazis'
    Expert at Demjanjuk trial: Red Army prisoners used regularly in German's machinery of mass murder.

  • Jordan petitions UN for Dead Sea Scrolls
    The Jordanian government has escalated its efforts to obtain the Dead Sea Scrolls from Israel. After an attempt to have the Canadian government acquire fragment.

  • KKL-JNF helps combat desertification worldwide
    A special seminar with forestry experts from all over the world aimed at sharing accumulated knowledge about the battle against desertification ended several days ago. The seminar was initiated by MASHAV - the Foreign Ministry's Department of International Cooperation, together with KKL-JNF and the Center for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture, SINDECO.

  • Helping the Delicate Balance of Nature
    This unique occurrence has been studied in the Zoology Department of Tel Aviv University by researchers headed by Gilad Friedman with Sameh Darawshi, with KKL-JNF funding. Gilad Friedman presented his findings at a special day-seminar on KKL-JNF's latest R&D projects.

  • Biological Control of Eucalyptus Gall Wasp Exploring Forests
    After the panorama of bare hills between Mishmar HaNegev Junction and Lahavim Junction they reached the middle of Kramim Forest on the slopes of Mount Hebron marveling at the pine forest on the hills and gardens of nut, carob and fig trees that grew in the riverbeds.

  • German Friends of KKL-JNF on Archaeological Tour
    The group's visit to Israel began with the dedication of a grove in memory of David Heimann, at Shehumit Hill in Kiryat Shemona, a donation of Wolfgang Hirsch, who dedicated it in memory of the family of his grandfather. Mr. Hirsh, who survived the Holocaust in Sweden and returned to Germany in 1974, sold his paintings to enable this special contribution to the grove.

  • "The Roots of the Future" Project KKL-JNF Italy Gala Dinner
    "KKL Italy is a protagonist in the future of the Middle East," said the Mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, on his return from a remembrance visit to Auschwitz. "Rome does not forget Israel and Rome's relationship with Jerusalem has recently solidified. I have seen the current situation in Israel with my own eyes and the work of KKL-JNF from the desert to the towns such as Sderot. Israel is today'

  • Negev Dinner in Canada for Ben Gurion's House in the Negev
    When she was asked to be the honoree of the Negev Dinner, Vered's first reaction was to refuse: "I always liked doing things backstage; I didn't want to sit there and hear everyone say how wonderful I am. I eventually was persuaded to accept the honor because I was convinced that it would provide an opportunity to tell the history of the state of Israel through my own personal story.


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