A New Scenic Lookout in Akko-1.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
"A people without a past are a people that have no future." Eti Lankri of KKL-JNF's European Desk was quoting none other than Napoleon Bonaparte at the dedication ceremony of the breathtaking new Napoleon Hill scenic lookout in Akko, a gift of friends of KKL-JNF from France.
The ceremony took place on Monday, May 12, in the presence of over a hundred participants in the 16th annual Walk for Water of friends of KKL France
, who had just begun their weeklong hike from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Kinneret. In addition to the speakers, distinguished guests included Ze'ev Noyman, a member of the KKL-JNF directorate, Jacky Benzennou, President of KKL-JNF Belgium and Yitzhak Mopsik, Director of the KKL-JNF Bequest department.
The purpose of the trip is to raise awareness about Israel's water problem and KKL-JNF's contribution towards finding advanced solutions for the ongoing water crisis.
The mayor of Akko, Mr. Shimon Lankari, said that his city has a steadfast connection with France. "Akko is a sister city of three different French towns, and I will be visiting them next month. We are very grateful for KKL-JNF's involvement in our town and for the support of KKL-JNF's friends from France. The Lili Sharon Park is a true gem, and we look forward to the botanic gardens
that KKL-JNF recently committed to develop here. You are all true Zionists who love Israel and invest time and money in our country, which is also your country."
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