Golda Park in Ashkelon is Inaugurated on Tu Bishvat

A new park for Ashkelon, Golda Park, is inaugurated in the Neve Yam neighborhood on Tu Bishvat.

January 23, 2014 16:18
1 minute read.

Golda Park in Ashkelon -1. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Golda Park in Ashkelon is Inaugurated on Tu Bishvat

A new park for Ashkelon, Golda Park, is inaugurated in the Neve Yam neighborhood on Tu Bishvat. Over 100 school children and their parents and teachers, as well as IDF soldiers and volunteers, get together to plant trees. Honored guests in attendance included KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler, Minister for Environmental Protection Amir Peretz, and Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni.

Inaugurating the new KKL-JNF Ashkelon Golda Park will not only beautify the city, but also sends out a clear message of continuity to Israel’s “neighbors in the south,” said Amir Peretz, Israel’s Minister of Environmental Protection as he addressed over 100 schoolchildren, their parents and teachers at a tree planting ceremony in honor of Tu Bishvat on Jan. 17.

The Ashkelon park, located in the city's Neve Yam neighborhood at the edge of a small urban grove, is also situated next to one of the Iron Dome batteries which Peretz, in his previous position as Minister of Defense, fought to have placed in Ashkelon in order to protect the city from rockets launched at them from the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

“Planting trees today is a symbol to our neighbors to the south. It is a symbol of continuation, of the future,” he said. “I am glad you chose this corner for the park. On one side we can see the sea, on the other we have the grove of trees and we see the Iron Dome battery. We are planting, blossoming and restoring.”

                                    Read more about the inauguration of the Golda Park in Ashkelon

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


Related Content