JOHANNESBURG (Aug. 15)
The Jewish National Fund of South Africa is in the process of establishing its second forest in Israel. It will be a 250,000-tree forest in memory of 53 South African Jews who fell in Israel’s wars. The forest will be in llaniya in the lower Galilee, the site of the first Jewish settlement in the area, dating back to 1899. llaniya is historically linked with leaders of the early Zionist movement, including David Ben Gurion, A.D. Gordon and Yitzhak Ben Zvi. The new forest area will eventually include camping and recreational facilities to help in the further development of Moshav llaniya.