JERUSALEM (Mar. 13)
First Lady Rosalynn Carter took time out during her visit to Israel to plant a cypress sapling on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Visibly moved by Jewish National Fund chairman Moshe Rivlin’s account of the meaning and value of trees for Israel, she said: “Let us hope that this tree will bring us peace.” From the brief ceremony Mrs. Carter went on to visit Mevassert Zion absorption center near Jerusalem, where she spoke to recent immigrants from the U.S. and other countries.
Another highlight of her schedule was a visit to the B’nai B’rith Women’s home for disturbed children in Jerusalem’s Bayit Vegan quarter. Accompanied by Mrs. Ophira Navon, Mrs. Carter listened and watched as the severely handicapped children put on a song and dance show especially prepared for her visit Mrs. Carter devotes a good deal of time in the U.S. to the cause of emotionally disturbed children.