A New Scenic Lookout in Akko, from Friends of KKL France

Participants of the 16th KKL France Walk for Water Walkathon dedicated a new scenic lookout on Napoleon Hill, which offers breathtaking views of Akko. This year's walk was dedicated to the memory of Michel Bloch, a staunch supporter of KKL-JNF France who recently passed away.

May 18, 2014 08:58
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A New Scenic Lookout in Akko-1. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)


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 "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."

                                          For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department

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