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(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Argentinean Guests Plant Trees in Nachshon for Tu Bishvat
A delegation of 30 visitors from Argentina a 14-day KKL-JNF mission in Israel participated in the Tu-Bishvat holiday tradition planting trees. The event took place at the KKL-JNF Nachshon Tree Planting Center on January 16, a perfect day for tree planting.
Before arriving at the tree planting center at Nachshon, the group spent the day in Jerusalem, touring the Israel Museum, the Knesset and Yad Vashem. They were also scheduled to visit sites in the Old City of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Tzfat and Eilat, along with a visit to the man-made KKL-JNF Yatir forest in the Negev Desert.
The mission made a quick visit to the KKL-JNF Argentina Friendship Forest, where they viewed the picnic and playground areas. The forest is also dedicated to the victims of the 1992 Israel embassy bombing and the 1994 AMIA building bombing in Buenos Aires. For many of the group, it was a very touching moment as they searched the memorial plaque to find the names of some of the victims whom they knew.
With a view stretching out in the horizon to the Defenders’ Forest--where Israeli soldiers and commanders who have fallen in the defense of Israel are commemorated and honored with special monuments and groves amongst the picnic areas developed by KKL-JNF - the jovial group of Argentineans gathered to learn more about the work KKL-JNF has done and continues to do not only for the afforestation of the country but also in the field of water conservation, environmental protection and community development.
Read more about the Argentinean visit to the Nachshon Planting Center
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