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September 10, 2004
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Paul Newman has given half a million dollars to launch a camp for Israeli and Palestinian children suffering from life-threatening diseases. The groundbreaking ceremony for the camp, to be called the Jordan River Village, was held Wednesday. It will be the eighth camp in the Hole in the Wall Camps association for ill children that Newman founded. The plan is to host Israeli and Arab children from Israel and neighboring countries at the Galilee camp, which will be open year-round. Set on 60 acres of land, the camp will include cabins, a swimming pool, a theater, sports and leisure facilities, and a creative arts center. The village also will have a medical center to accommodate children suffering from cancer, cerebral paralysis, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia and other life-threatening genetic and chronic diseases.

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