No longer desolate

A look at our remarkable achievement in facilitating forest growth.

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February 2, 2012 15:56
Reforestation efforts near Safed/

Reforestation trees carmel woods 521. (photo credit: Courtesy: Dror Artzi)

 
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“Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes... desolate and unlovely.”
– Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad (1869)

“But where were the inhabitants? This fertile [coastal] plain, which might support an immense population, is almost a solitude.... Day by day we were to learn afresh the lesson now forced upon us, that the denunciations of ancient prophecy have been fulfilled to the very letter – ‘the land is left void and desolate and without inhabitants.’”
– The Reverend Samuel Manning, Those Holy Fields (London, 1874)

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