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1,000,000 Trees to Be Planted in Israel As ‘kennedy Memorial Forest’

A John F. Kennedy Memorial with a million-tree forest will be established in the United States Freedom Forest in the Judean Hills, it was announced here today by Yaacov Tzur, world chairman of the Jewish National Fund.

The Kennedy Forest will be planted around a Kennedy Peace Memorial of 50 pillars for the 50 states along with a monument to the assassinated American President, the nature of which has not yet been determined. A total of 1,000,000 trees have already been planted in the Freedom Forest including 20,000 trees planted in honor of the then Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.