New Colony Completes 10-year Emek Hefer Settlement Plan
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New Colony Completes 10-year Emek Hefer Settlement Plan

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A new Jewish colony, to be occupied by 25 families from Germany and 15 native-born families, was founded today northeast of Nathania.

The colony completes a plan of settlement of small-holders’ groups in the Emek Hefer. It is located on 680 dunams (140 acres) of land owned by the Jewish National fund, Zionist land purchasing agency.

A 10-year development plan has transformed the malarious swamps barren sand dunes inhabited once by a few dozen Bedouin into a rich farming country of 20 Jewish settlements and 3,000 inhabitants.

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  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund