Jewish National Fund-USA Supports Clean-Up Efforts After Oil Spill Disaster


Tel Aviv, Israel, February 25, 2021: Jewish National Fund-USA is supporting clean-up efforts along Israel’s coastline after an unprecedented oil spill caused mass ecological devastation over the past week. Over 100 miles of Israel’s 120-mile Mediterranean coastline remains covered in tar following the recent oil spill.


Oil Clean up

Green Horizon's youth support clean-up efforts along Israel's shoreline


With national efforts underway to help manage and mitigate the environmental damage, youth from JNF-USA’s Green Horizons leadership program were quick to support the clean-up.


The JNF-USA supported movement that promotes environmental education and leadership skills was one of the first youth movements on the scene to support cleanup relief efforts.  Joined by members of the Israel Defense Forces, and in partnership with EcoOcean and Life & Environment, over 100 Green Horizons youth leaders and volunteers immediately mobilized at the beaches in Acco, Netanya, and Palmachim, to help collect tar built up along Israel’s shores and help reduce the ecological damage.


Arnon Gal, JNF-USA Green Horizon’s Liaison said: “This disaster is a terrible tragedy, yet it is our job to raise a generation of social and environmental leaders who know how to take responsibility for the future of our environment and make the world a better place.  Green Horizons will continue to send volunteers and be at the forefront of environmental action in Israel as we recover from this situation.”


With 60,000 alumni, these JNF-USA changemakers have continued to become leaders in the public and private sector, as well as many who have served in government and military leadership roles.


JNF-USA is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel that supports critical environmental and nation-building activities in Israel’s north and south. Through its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF-USA is developing new communities in the Galilee and Negev, connecting the next generation to Israel, and creating infrastructure and programs that support ecology, individuals with special needs, and heritage site preservation.


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