Israel’s Foresting Efforts Set Back 50 Years Due To The War!
This is according to Paul Ginsberg, head of the forestry department for the Jewish National Fund.
Hezbollah fired 4000+ rockets which rained down on northern Israel this past summer sending people into
shelters. Not only was there a human toll there was also an environmental toll. These rocks set off a rash
of fires that destroyed more than a quarter (750,000 trees) of the forests in Israel. Today, blackened
woods are all that remain of magnificent forests that once was green and full of life.
Israel has lost decades of hard work as the war ravished the land. While we tend to think of the cost in
terms of people, buildings, and infrastructure, we often forget the cost to the environment. Before the eyes
of world, the great forests of Israel were laid to waste. Not since the time of the Crusades has Israel lost so
many trees. Israel is now asking for our help to reforest the land.
In Leviticus 19 the Lord commands us to plant trees in the land. He also promises us that when we do plant
according to His instructions in a short time our harvests will be increased and we will eat of its fruit.
Rehabilitation of the forests is expected to take up to 60 years, however if we help to plant trees as God
has instructed He will shorten that time.
As believers in Messiah, we are love Israel with the same love Yeshua demonstrated. By planting trees, we
will impact the climate, environment and countryside in a very tangible way. We desire to plant a garden of
100 trees and eventually, with your help, a forest of 1000 trees in Northern Israel to replenish those
Join with us as we bless Israel and return her forests to their previous splendor. Your donation to this
special project will help us to reach our goal. With each donation of $30.00 or more, we will send you a
beautiful 8.5” x 11” color certificate with a special inscription you specify . (Please see website for example.)
Let us stand together to raise a forest in Israel.
"I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland,
the fir and the cypress together, so that people may see and know, consider and understand, that the
hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it." Isaiah 41:19