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JNF is Planting a Forest in Memory of 101 Americans and Canadians Who Died in Israeli Wars

The Jewish National Fund is planting a 10,000-tree forest commemorating 101 members of the Association of American and Canadian Immigrants who have died in Israel’s wars, the JNF announced. The forest will be in the Judaean Hills in the Jerusalem corridor. A statue with the names of the 101 dead was unveiled last week. Five of the children of the dead planted five saplings marking the five wars in which Israel has been involved since 1948.

Another JNF venture begun last week was the dedication of a 12.5-acre recreational area at the foothills of the Carmel range known as Shaar Ha-Carmel. The dedication took place in the presence of Moshe Rivlin, JNF board of directors chairman, Pierre Gildesgame, world president of Maccabi, Louis Berold, president of the Caesaria golf club, and member of JNF National Golf of Great Britain whose sponsorship of this recreation area is the latest of their projects. The area was dedicated in honor of Sidney Obrart, president of the JNF golfers of Britain, and his wife, Ruth.