(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
The visit of WLC participants to the Bible Lands Museum on Monday June 17 began with a tour of the museum, which describes the origins of the Hebrew people. The guests were taken on a fascinating journey to the history of the ancient Middle East and the lands of the Bible, and discovered the richness of the cultures of the region. They were impressed by the rare artifacts from the dawn of history to the Byzantine era, and in the evening, they were addressed by Ron Prosor, Israel Ambassador to the UN, who was the guest of honor at the event.
After the tour of the museum, there was an evening program facilitated by television personality Elad Simhayov. “KKL-JNF is the link that connects the nation’s past to its future,” said Simhayov. “KKL-JNF laid the foundations for the establishment of the Jewish State, and today it develops the country for the benefit of the future generations.”
A video clip featured the diversity of KKL-JNF projects—trees, water, forest roads, hiking and cycling trails, infrastructure for residential developments and education for Zionist and ecological values. Chen Zimbalista and the Opera String Quartet performed a concert that combined classical music, Israeli music and rhythmic Middle Eastern music.
The guests visited a KKL-JNF exhibition on the agricultural research and development station in the Arava, which included a counter with produce from the R&D station and an exhibit of photographs of the trees of the land of the Bible.
The guest of honor at the event was Ron Prosor, Israel Ambassador to the UN. Before his address, KKL-JNF Chairman Efi Stenzler enumerated all the countries from which the KKL-JNF representatives had come to attend the conference, and said, “It feels like we are at the UN. The best friends of Israel are here with us.”
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