Patriarch Bartholomew Plants an Olive Tree-1.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Leaders from all over the world have planted trees in the Jerusalem Forest’s Grove of Nations, as a gesture of friendship towards the State of Israel and identification with the Jewish People, and as a symbol of peace between all nations.
KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler welcomed the Patriarch at the Grove of Nations and said, “The tree you plant here today is a symbolic step along the path to cooperation. I believe that Orthodox Christians from all over the world will follow the Patriarch’s example by planting trees in Israel and praying for a better, greener world.”
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