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      Passover Tourism Yields 2 Million Israelis, 750 Tons of Trash

      Millions of Israelis elected to stay home this Passover season and tour the nation’s wonders rather than travel abroad.
      By Hana Levi Julian
      First Publish: 4/1/2013, 9:47 PM

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      Millions of Israelis elected to stay home this Passover season and tour the nation’s wonders rather than travel abroad.

      According to figures released by Keren Kayemet L'Israel-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), more than two million Israelis visited forests and public parks over the course of the week-long holiday.

      Ben Shemen Forest near Jerusalem, Carmel Forest in the Haifa area, and Agamon Hula in the Galilee’s Hula Valley were among the most popular, KKL-JNF reported.

      The organization held numerous events during the holiday, with free tours offered during the intermediate days last week at Lahav Forest, British Park, Adulam-France Park, Tzora Forest, Aminadav Forest, US Independence Forest (Nes Harim), Sataf, Ayalon-Canada Park, and Ben Shemen Forest, among others.

      The organization’s staff was needed as well: figures indicated that more than 750 tons of trash and litter were removed from Israeli forests and parks during the holiday.