Negev Desert is Host to Conference on Desertification for Academics and Professionals from 50 Countries
Contact: Ariel Vered • JNF Communications Manager • 212-879-9305 ext. 227 • firstname.lastname@example.org
November 8, 2010 – Sde Boker, Israel – More than 500 academics and government officials from more than 50 countries, including those from the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, will participate in a four-day conference entitled “Conference on Drylands, Deserts, and Desertification: The Route to Restoration,” which will take place November 8-11 in the Negev at Ben Gurion Universty’s campus in Sde Boker.
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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.
JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.
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