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October 5, 1973
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The Jewish National Fund plans to plant 250,000 trees annually in Jerusalem and the vicinity in order to eventually encircle the city with a green belt. Part of the belt exists already–the Jerusalem Forest covering the western outskirts of the city. The JNF plan calls for an additional 12,000 dunams of forest to be planted near the new neighborhoods of Jerusalem which will eventually make one green line with the Jerusalem Forest. According to the JNF, the new plan will eventually make Jerusalem the “greenest city” in Israel.

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