Yaakov Harari Recreation Area Inaugurated in Besor Forest

The Yaakov Harari Recreation Area on the banks of the Besor River (Nahal HaBsor) was inaugurated at a ceremony attended by family members, friends, representatives of local communities and KKL-JNF

December 4, 2014 16:53
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Yaakov Harari 758. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)


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Yaakov Harari, who was among the founders and pioneers of peanut cultivation in Israel, was renowned for his love of the countryside and its byways. 

“There could be no more appropriate a site for the commemoration of this man than this beautiful recreational site in the heart of the countryside he loved so much,” said Amiram Cooper of Kibbutz Nir Oz, who, together with a group of Harari’s friends, initiated the establishment of the site. “Yaakov knew every footpath and every corner of the country, and now, thanks to the collaboration with KKL-JNF, we have a special corner dedicated to his memory,” he added. 

Eshkol Regional Council head Haim Yellin stressed the importance of developing sites of natural beauty that would attract tourists and visitors to the region. “We’ve decided to promote the establishment of heritage and memorial sites along the Besor River in order to bring Israelis closer to Zionism, settlement, agriculture and the history of their country,” said Yalin. “The war is over, and everything’s quiet, green and beautiful once more. We all wish for peace, and hope that large numbers of people will be able to visit the area and enjoy its wonderful landscapes.”  

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

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