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From Green Finland to Yellow Arava

Thursday Apr 10, 2014
  Environmental awareness is an integral part of the foundation of Judaism. This has been one of the principles that stemmed from the establishment of KKL-JNF in 1901. The human connection to our shared environment is reflected in the Book of Genesis, the first book of Moses and the Torah. Throughout its first chapters the diversity of environment is considered as the basis of a healthy life. How can we understand more about this connection...
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Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
Various motives and ambitions drive our decisions and our paths in life; doing our best in whatever we are assigned to do is an important part of reaching the shores of safety. This is a story of a good friend of mine, Ambassador Avi Granot, who serves in the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Deputy Director General. He is also a great friend of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael – Jewish National Fund. He says that his generation of young...
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Thursday Feb 27, 2014
  One of the very unique moments in my life was to experience snow in Jerusalem. I was not the only one who felt the same way. On the day I visited Barbara Goldstein, the Deputy Director of Hadassah and Board Member on KKL-JNF, Jerusalem was covered in snow, and the city was struggling in the aftermath of the heaviest snow storm for over hundred years . It was the first time I saw Jerusalem in white; the second time I was visiting the...
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Sunday Feb 09, 2014
For centuries Africa was exploited by the colonialists. With its vast natural resources, wide geographic area, and its strategic significance, it attracted empires such the British and the French to set up their colonies in Africa. This left its mark on Africa, a continent which began to gain its independence in the decades following the 1950s. Israel played a significant role in the ‘nation-building’ of the newborn African states in...
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Thursday Jan 02, 2014
Many parts of the Middle East are in turmoil. Israel, located right in the center of the region, has to tackle a great deal of regional challenges on its own. Scores of the Middle East's problems derive from the concept of environmental security; more specifically, from energy, water and food security, combined with land degradation and desertification, which are the key elements in past and current conflicts.   Photo: Samuel Willner...
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