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South African Jews Turn the Other Cheek

Posted on 7/7/2013 by in Israel Israel Today replant israel jewish national fund Trees Planting Trees

South African Jews have opted for nonviolent communication strategies in support of Israel's God-given right and Covenant to possess the Holy Land. Mr. Ismael Coovadia, who knowingly and willingly served as South Africa's Ambassador to Israel until December, 2012, recently rejected a gift of 18 trees planted in his honor on land also recognized by the international community as Israeli territory.

The South African Zionist Federation, in cooperation with the Jewish National Fund (JNF) has called as a response for South African Jews to plant 5 000 trees in the Forest of Giving during the month of July. For every 18 trees planted, the JNF will plant an extra two. At the end of July, Mr. Coovadia will receive a certificate to mark what his action will have achieved – more trees than ever planted in Israel in a very short period of time.

Of course, tree planting in Israel is not restricted to South Africans only. Israel Today urges all readers and all supporters of the Holy Land to partner with the JNF by offering a donation of $20 to help complete the reforestation of the Jewish state. Click here *AND all summer, Israel Today will match your donation to speed the restoration onward.