KKL-JNF’s Friends from Switzerland Visit with Israel

A delegation of 25 friends of KKL-JNF Switzerland have arrived for a ten-day tour in order to connect with Israel, its people and landscapes, and see for themselves some of the projects that the organization undertakes and promotes countrywide.

March 30, 2014 09:44
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Friends from Switzerland-1. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)

 Over the course of their stay, the 25-strong KKL-JNF Switzerland mission has visited a number of projects established with the support of KKL-JNF’s Friends in Switzerland, including the famous Hula Valley bird-watching site in northern Israel and Switzerland Forest, which lies close to the city of Tiberias. The delegation members also planted trees at KKL-JNF’s planting center in Nachshon Forest. 

 “KKL-JNF’s work for the benefit of nature and the environment is extremely impressive,” said Elisabeth Urech, who was visiting Israel with a KKL-JNF delegation for the fifth time. “People don’t know about these wonderful activities – but, of course, once I get home I’ll take care to tell everyone what I’ve seen here.” 

Yishai Haramati, KKL-JNF’s emissary to Switzerland and Austria, confirmed that, indeed, one of the most important objectives of these tours is to encourage visitors, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to become ambassadors of goodwill for both the State of Israel and KKL-JNF. “For people who appreciate scenery, nature and history, visiting Israel is a wonderful experience. It’s important for us to inform people about KKL-JNF’s activities and show them to what good use we put the money we raise,” he said. 

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Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department

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