MembersNew Strawberry to Honor a Fallen Warrior


By Israel Today Staff |
Photo: Volcani Institute

Israel’s Volcani Center, which does research into agricultural techniques, has developed a new type of strawberry and named it the “Hadar” strawberry in memory of Border Police officer Hadar Cohen. In February 2016, Hadar was responding to violence at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem when she was stabbed and killed by a Palestinian terrorist. Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel took a personal interest in consoling the family. After learning from Hadar’s mother how much she loved strawberries, Ariel put in motion this unique tribute.


The new strawberry was developed by Dr. Nir Dai, who described it as having a pleasant taste, symmetrical form and a pale red color.


“The developments at our institute are prized throughout the world,” Dai told Israel Today. “We want them to bring...

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