JERUSALEM (Mar. 9)
A forest in memory of the Cuban liberation movement leader Jose Marti was dedicated Wednesday in the presence of three Mayors from Florida and representatives of the Cuban exile community in the U.S.
“Jose Marti is a symbol of the universal liberation movement,” declared Xavier Suarez, Mayor of Miami, Fla., at the ceremony, also reiterating the support of the American people for Israel.
Some 900,000 Cubans left their island after the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power 28 years ago. According to the guests at the ceremony, they yearn to return to their country in the same way as the Jews returned to their land.
The forest, to be planted by the Jewish National Fund, will comprise 430,000 trees, 10,000 trees for each of Marti’s 43 years.