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Jerusalem Jewish Children Celebrate Arbor Day

April 10, 1923
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The celebration of Arbor Day which had been postponed on account of inclement weather took place in brilliant sunshine at the new Garden suburb of Talpioth outside Jerusalem. Thousands of Jewish school children with flying banners took part in the procession. forming a living connection between the ancient city and the modern village. The trees were planted in the Public Garden of Talpioth.

After being welcomed by Dr. I. Levy on behalf of the Garden Suburb, one of the teachers speaking from an eminence from which could be seen the Temple area, the Dead Sea, Mt. Scopus and the Mt. of Olives, emphasized the value of afforestration in Palestine.

The Jewish National Fund, under whose auspices the festival was held, has now planted about 800,000 trees in the whole country, it was announced.

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