Jewish National Fund sees the forest for the trees
JNF’s new doctrine emphasizes biodiversity and natural rejuvenation, rather than soldier-like rows of pines. But the Society for Protection of Nature isn't convinced.
Forest administration in Israel has undergone many changes and transformations since the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael) became involved about a century ago. The organization planted trees based not only on environmental considerations, but also with an eye to buttressing the Jewish people’s control of the land, and in order to create rest and relaxation areas. The JNF claimed it would make the...
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