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"Harry Triguboff has been a partner to KKL-JNF at every important juncture, whether it was building water reservoirs throughout the country, rehabilitating the Biriya Forest after the Second Lebanese War, or building an amphitheater at the Israel Intelligence Commemoration Center, to mention just a few. The Harry Triguboff Gardens at Rabin Center will be a place where soldiers and students learn about tolerance and pluralism. You are a source of inspiration for us at KKL-JNF, for the people of the State of Israel, and for Australian Jewry. Israel and KKL-JNF are privileged to have a friend like you."
KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler was speaking on Monday, September 3, at the dedication ceremony of the Triguboff Gardens at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, where Harry Triguboff was accompanied by his daughters Sharon and Orna.
Distinguished guests included Efraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad, Dov Lautman, the famous Israeli industrialist who is also on the board of the Rabin Center, Alex McCauley, the third secretary of the Australian Embassy, Shimon Kahaner (Katcha), chairman of the Ammunition Hill historical site and museum, and Avi Dickstein, director of KKL-JNF's Resources, Development and PR Division, to mention just a few.
"Harry Triguboff is a real mentsch, a Zionist who does what is good for the land of Israel and the people of Israel," Stenzler continued. "The projects he has supported are to be found throughout the country, in the north, center and south. Today, as we dedicate the Harry Triguboff Gardens at the Rabin Center, we have mixed feelings. On the one hand, we are happy that Harry took it upon himself to make the grounds of the center greener. On the other hand, we cannot forget that Yitzhak Rabin is not with us today because he was killed, and when he died, something died in every Israeli and Jew everywhere.
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