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Kennedy Peace Forest Will Be Dedicated in Jerusalem in November

March 25, 1964
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Dedication ceremonies for the John F. Kennedy Peace Forest in the Jerusalem Hills will be held next November 22, the first anniversary of the assassination of the President, Max Bressler, president of the Jewish National Fund of America, told the press here today.

He also announced that the unveiling of a Kennedy Memorial, to be included in the Forest, was planned for July 4, 1965. Mr. Bressler met with Premier Levi Eshkol, who promised Government participation in the project, and with Jerusalem Mayor Mordecai Ish Chalom, who pledged the city’s participation.

The American Zionist leader said there had been wide response in the United States for the project for which he said he hoped every American Jew would plant a tree. Yaacov Tsur, world chairman of the JNF, stressed the spontaneous interest which the project had evoked in Israel, particularly among school children who have volunteered contributions.

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