PM Stephen Harper Lays-4.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
PM Stephen Harper Lays Cornerstone for Hula Lake Center
The cornerstone ceremony for the Stephen J. Harper Visitors Center in the Hula Lake Park took place yesterday in the presence of the Prime Minister of Canada, who is currently visiting Israel. It was also attended by Canadian MPs, Israel Minister of International Relations Yuval Steinitz, KKL-JNF Chairman Efi Stenzler, KKL-JNF co-Chairman Efi Aflalo, CEO of JNF Canada Josh Cooper and a delegation of JNF Canada executives.
“Our environmental policy in Canada focuses on the preservation of green areas,” said the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, at the ceremony, “so it is truly wonderful that we can share this with the State of Israel.”
KKL-JNF Chairman Efi Stenzler described PM Harper of Canada as “one of the greatest friends of Israel in the world,” and said that “through the Visitors Center, we will disseminate the values we all believe in—education, science, the protection of nature, and the preservation of natural resources for future generations.”
Turning directly to the Canadian PM, the KKL-JNF Chairman said, “This project is harmonious with your vision, because birds recognize no borders and symbolize the peace to which we all aspire.”
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