(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
In honor of the special relationship between Israel and Uruguay, Mario Bergara, the president of the Central Bank of Uruguay, planted a carob tree sapling at the KKL-JNF Yad Kennedy VIP planting center just outside of Jerusalem.
Inspired by the vista of the green Aminadav Forest at the edge of the Judean Desert, Bergara said that Uruguay has had a privileged place in the history of Israel and it was up to everybody to maintain that connection.
“I will take back with me lots of academic and professional knowledge from Israel, but it is this type of human connection which one comes searching for and is surprised by,” said Bergara at the warm and intimate planting ceremony. “I am grateful for this opportunity which has expanded my visit to Israel both culturally and personally, with this added human connection to Israel.”
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