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Hadassah Pledges $2,100,000 for New JNF Project in North Israel

Hadassah has pledged $2,100,000 over a three-year period to the Jewish National Fund toward the cost of developing the mountainous wilderness above the Galilee in northern Israel into an area of industrial complexes, Fannie Cohen, national JNF chairman, reported to the Hadassah Mid-Winter Conference here.

Recently returned from Israel, she said: “The wilderness around Tefen is coming alive as the ground is prepared for the seven industrial complexes which will be built around an administrative core covering thousands of acres. Tefen is designed to reaffirm and to protect the Jewish presence in this exposed corner of Israel-which is just a few miles from Maalot Mrs. Cohen said that eventually there will be a rubber products factory, one for electrical batteries, a shoe manufacturing plant and many others, Five new settlements-moshavim and kibbutzim-also based on industry are already on the drawing boards.