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Havana Jews to Plant Forest in Israel in Memory of Cuban Hero

February 11, 1953
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The Jewish community here has decided to plant a forest in Israel to be named after Jose Marti, who liberated Cuba from the Spaniards. The centenary of Marti’s birth is now being celebrated in Cuba and throughout Latin America.

The forest will be planted by the Jewish National Fund in cooperation with Jewish organizations here. A delegation of representatives of Jewish institutions, headed by M.M. Kaplan, Israel Consul in Cuba, today visited the Ministry of Information and informed Minister Ernesto de la Fe of the decision to plant the forest.

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