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The Media Line: The Women of KKL-JNF Shaping the Future of Israel’s Forests (VIDEO)

The Women of KKL-JNF Shaping the Future of Israel’s Forests 

Newly appointed chairwoman, a historic first, hopes to improve female representation in Israel’s largest green organization 

By Maya Margit/The Media Line 

The future looks bright for women at Keren Kayemet L’Israel-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) – Israel’s largest green organization – as it seeks to expand the ranks of female representation following the recent appointment of its first-ever chairwoman.

Ahead of International Women’s Day, which takes place annually on March 8, KKL-JNF highlighted some of its leading women, who are helping to shape the future of Israel’s forests.

Founded in 1901, KKL-JNF has planted over a quarter of a billion trees in Israel in the past century.

In December, Ifat Ovadia-Luski was appointed to head the organization.

“After more than 120 years a woman was appointed to chair the organization,” Ovadia-Luski told The Media Line. “I think that [my appointment] really sends a message to the people of Israel. This is a historic decision.”



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