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JNF Official Ends 14-day Visit

Shimon Benshemesh, director general of the Jewish National Fund in Jerusalem, and chairman of the Land Use Research institute in Israel, has just concluded a 14-day visit to the United States. He discussed problems of land use with faculty and students of Princeton, Syracuse, Boston and Madison (Wisconsin) Universities.

While in Washington, he consulted with officials of the Forest and National Parks Service regarding the implementation of the American Bicentennial National Park in Israel, the project of the JNF of America, marking the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution, to be established southwest of Jerusalem.

Together with Meyer Pesin, Dr. Maurice Sage, and Abram Salomon, president, treasurer and executive vice-president, respectively, of JNF, Benshemesh called on John W. Warner, head of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration to brief him on the plans being made for the JNF Bicentennial project. An official invitation to visit Israel within the next few months has been extended to Warner.

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