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Irish Jews Dedicate Forest in Israel in Tribute to De Valera

August 22, 1966
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A delegation of Jews from Ireland dedicated a forest near Nazareth being planted as a tribute to President Eamon de Valera by Ireland’s Jewish community.

The delegation was headed by Prof. Marvin Abrahamson, a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, acting as personal representative of Mr. de Valera. Others attending were representatives of the Jewish National Fund which is planting 15,000 trees on JNF land.

The ceremony took place in rock strewn foothills a few miles from Kfar Hanna. A message was read from Premier Levi Eshkol in which he declared that he saw in the planting a “fitting expression of the traditional friendship between Ireland and Israel, which have so much in common.”

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