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Washington Forest to Be Planted in Palestine to Commemorate Bicentenary of First President of United

February 24, 1932
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A Washington Forest of eucalyptus and pine trees will be planted in Palestine as a tribute from Jews and non-Jews in America to commemorate the bicentenary of General George Washington, the first President of the United States, Which was celebrated to-day.

The decision was adopted at a Conference of Jewish communal leaders held here to-day at the Pennsylvania Hotel, convoked by the Jewish National Fund, in order to consider a suitable method of celebrating the Washington bicentenary. Several thousand people were present.

President Hoover sent a message to the Conference, expressing his approval of the project, and other messages favouring a Washington Forest in Palestine were received from Mr. Fenry Ford and from many members of the United States Senate.

A cablegram was also read from the High Commissioner of Palestine, General Wauchope, welcoming the decision.

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