News and updates about JNF

Freed hostage Sapir Cohen receives warm welcome in South Africa

Cohen, whose boyfriend Sasha Troufanov remains in captivity and was featured in a video released by Islamic Jihad yesterday, visits Jewish community of South Africa despite government's anti-Israel stance.

Freed hostage Sapir Cohen receives warm welcome in South Africa

'A true friend of Israel':

President of Argentina plants tree in Jerusalem

President of Argentina Javier Milei plants a tree in Jerusalem as a symbol of the deep connection between the countries.

President of Argentina plants tree in Jerusalem

Israeli pride:

JNF-Canada & KKL-JNF Award Prizes to Scientists

$1 million Breakthrough Climate Solutions Prize Awarded to Three Israeli Research Projects: Largest Incentive Prize in Israel’s History

JNF-Canada & KKL-JNF Award Prizes to Scientists

Intl. Holocaust Day at the UN:

"We are Still Here" event against Antisemitism

A special event took place last week at the United Nations along with the inauguration of a special exhibition

"We are Still Here" event against Antisemitism

'Selichot tours' throughout Israel aim to promote dialogue

KKL-JNF presents: 'Selichot' tours at KKL-JNF sites as a sign of promoting dialogue and mutual fellowship.

'Selichot tours' throughout Israel aim to promote dialogue

Who is buying up Israel?

How one organization is working to keep Israel's land in Jewish hands.

Who is buying up Israel?

75th anniversary:

JNF, Keren Kayemet plant 75 trees in honor of Independence Day

The trees were planted as a symbol of growth, development, and the deep connection with the land of Israel at a ceremony held Wednesday.

JNF, Keren Kayemet plant 75 trees in honor of Independence Day

JNF holds 1st of its kind seminar for US haredi educators

KKL-JNF hosts over 50 educators for education seminars focusing on exploring Israel, Judaism and Zionism and environmental issues.

JNF holds 1st of its kind seminar for US haredi educators

An oppressor from Toronto discovers "Israeli oppression"

Jason Sherman searched for the tree he planted -long distance for his bar mitzva and found a way to blast Israel - long distance. Op-ed.

An oppressor from Toronto discovers "Israeli oppression"

Bedouin Riots in the Negev: Security guard's car set on fire

Bedouin riots continue with stone-throwing and violence, purportedly in response to JNF's work planting trees in the Negev.

Bedouin Riots in the Negev: Security guard's car set on fire

Arab MK: 'From today, I'm against this government'

MK Ghanaim, of the United Arab List, says planting trees in the Negev is 'a red line.'

Arab MK: 'From today, I'm against this government'

Firefighters: Don't light fires in open areas

Fire Commissioner issues ban on outdoor fires due to extreme weather conditions.

Firefighters: Don't light fires in open areas

Jewish National Fund opens office in Ukraine

Opening ceremony attended by President Isaac Herzog, vice chairman of JNF and Jewish community leaders.

Jewish National Fund opens office in Ukraine

Israel is leading the world in reviving bee colonies

How Israel is leading the world in reviving bee colonies — in the middle of the desert.

Israel is leading the world in reviving bee colonies

JNF Canada offering $1m to Israelis combating climate change

JNF Canada to award $1m annually to Israelis combating the climate crisis through innovation – the largest incentive prize of its kind.

JNF Canada offering $1m to Israelis combating climate change

'Protecting Jews living near Gaza is of paramount importance'

Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund to acquire new portable bomb shelters for the residents of Gaza-area communities.

'Protecting Jews living near Gaza is of paramount importance'

Labor to JNF: Don't buy land in Judea and Samaria

Labor party chairwoman Merav Michaeli writes letter to Jewish National Fund warning organization not to adopt new policy.

Labor to JNF: Don't buy land in Judea and Samaria

Likud pushes back on objections to JNF land purchases in Yesha

MK Zohar of the Likud calls the objection 'the latest step in a failed career'

Likud pushes back on objections to JNF land purchases in Yesha

A Dream Fulfilled: Finally A Full-Fledged Soldier!

One proud father recounts his family’s story and how his son, diagnosed with autism, realized his dream of becoming a soldier in the IDF.

A Dream Fulfilled: Finally A Full-Fledged Soldier!

KKL-JNF, Foreign Ministry bid farewell to UN Special Coordinator

Mladenov will assume next position as UN envoy for Libya.

KKL-JNF, Foreign Ministry bid farewell to UN Special Coordinator

First time: Right-leaning coalition in national institutions

Zionist institutions include Jewish Agency, JNF, Zionist Histadrut, and Keren Hayesod.

First time: Right-leaning coalition in national institutions

A new forest in the south and a virtual one online

250 Holocaust survivors joined Lithuanian Ambassador and KKL-JNF in inaugurating a new forest commemorating Lithuanian Jewry

A new forest in the south and a virtual one online

The special mission of re-connecting former Israelis

At IAC 2019, KKL-JNF Israel Emissary in Florida speaks about the unique challenges while working with the former Israeli crowd.

The special mission of re-connecting former Israelis

New culinary school to offer four-year accredited program

Chef Michael Solomonov is helping to build a culinary school in Israel.

New culinary school to offer four-year accredited program

KKL signs agreement with Argentine provinces

Two Argentine provinces will get advice on environmental issues from KKL.

KKL signs agreement with Argentine provinces

French widower leaves Israel $14.5 million for bereaved families

$14.5 million left by French widower to state of Israel will go to assist families who lost loved ones in military or to terrorism.

French widower leaves Israel $14.5 million for bereaved families

New town approved for Arava region

Final approval given for new town near Ir Ovot as part of plan to boost southern Israel's Jewish population.

New town approved for Arava region

'Terror kites' spark 11 fires in southern Israel

Forested areas burned by kite terror attacks now larger than areas burned during 2014 Hamas rocket attacks.

'Terror kites' spark 11 fires in southern Israel

Jewish National Fund to sue Hamas in intl court for fire damage

JNF to sue Hamas terror group for fire damage caused by incendiary kites, rockets, and mortars too 700 acres of land.

Jewish National Fund to sue Hamas in intl court for fire damage

MKs meet with JNF to encourage inclusion in Israel

JNF representatives, Knesset members, meet to discuss inclusion of people with disabilities.

MKs meet with JNF to encourage inclusion in Israel

Calling on the JNF to reverse its discrimination

'We expect the JNF to fulfill its purpose of making the land of Israel bloom and supporting the Jewish pioneers who do so.'

Calling on the JNF to reverse its discrimination

'JNF Law' softened thanks to MK Smotrich

Knesset Finance Committee approves JNF Law, which would oblige the Jewish National Fund to transfer annual sums of money to state coffers.

'JNF Law' softened thanks to MK Smotrich

Knesset riot:

Coalition chair tries to oust MK Smotrich from Finance Committee

Zionist Union and Jewish Home struggle against government intention to empty JNF coffers and force it to transfer funds to State.

Coalition chair tries to oust MK Smotrich from Finance Committee

Uruguayan pastor raises money to plant 1,000 trees in Israel

Evangelical Christian pastor from Uruguay fulfills his promise to plant 1,000 trees in the Jewish state.

Uruguayan pastor raises money to plant 1,000 trees in Israel

JNF to UN Chief: I hope you put an end to UN's hatred of Israel

UN Secretary-General Guterres plants an olive tree in the Grove of the Nations, together with UN Ambassador Danon, Jewish National Fund.

JNF to UN Chief: I hope you put an end to UN's hatred of Israel

David Friedman attends ceremony honoring Hadar Goldin

New US Ambassador says Hamas is a terrorist organization, slams Hamas leadership for not returning body.

David Friedman attends ceremony honoring Hadar Goldin

Campaign to build Israeli baseball stadium takes off

JNF campaign to baseball stadium in Beit Shemesh receivess boost following Israeli team's surprising performance in World Baseball Classic.

Campaign to build Israeli baseball stadium takes off

JNF, haredi charities lose big after investments tank

Leading Israeli non-profits, including the JNF and Kupat Ha'Ir, lose millions of shekels after investing in housing fund.

JNF, haredi charities lose big after investments tank

Righteous gentile's son: Remove my father's name from memorial

Son of a Dutch couple that hid Jews from the Nazis seeks the removal of his father’s name from monument built on former Arab village.

Righteous gentile's son: Remove my father's name from memorial

Son of righteous gentile: Remove father's name from JNF memorial

The son of a Dutch couple that hid Jews from the Nazis wants his father’s name removed from monument, cites Israel's 'ethnic cleansing.'

Son of righteous gentile: Remove father's name from JNF memorial

Leftist activists protest outside JNF

Leftist organizations protest in what they call 'Global Sukkot Against Demolitions'

Leftist activists protest outside JNF

Text of Justice Minister Shaked's JNF speech on world terrorism

Read the full text of Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's pull no punches speech at the JNF conference in New York.

Text of Justice Minister Shaked's JNF speech on world terrorism

Couple suspected of causing forest fire with improvised BBQ

Couple from southern Israel under suspicion of damaging tens of thousands of square meters with their improvised barbecue.

Couple suspected of causing forest fire with improvised BBQ

JNF Canada: We were 'uncomfortable' sponsoring Nini concert

After pulling sponsorship of Achinoam Nini Vancouver concert, JNF explains it was concerned over her past comments.

JNF Canada: We were 'uncomfortable' sponsoring Nini concert

Report: ILA Building Plans Could Harm Israel's Water Supply

ILA plans to build 40,000 apartments directly over Israel's most critical underground water source, opponents say.

Report: ILA Building Plans Could Harm Israel's Water Supply

Lapid Vows to Make 'Corrupt' JNF a Government Organization

Yesh Atid chairman pledges to take billions of shekel from JNF and funnel it to social causes, housing crisis.

Lapid Vows to Make 'Corrupt' JNF a Government Organization

Agencies' Land Tiff Could Make Cost of Homes Skyrocket

Israel's housing market just got more expensive, after the JNF canceled an agreement with the Israel Lands Administration.

Agencies' Land Tiff Could Make Cost of Homes Skyrocket

Pest Attacking Sukkah Palm Branch Covers, Ministry Warns

The Agricultural Ministry on Monday warned Israelis to beware: the red palm weevil has infected many of Israel's palm trees.

Pest Attacking Sukkah Palm Branch Covers, Ministry Warns

JNF Raises $4 Million for Emergency War Help

The money will go, among other things, to set up mini-shelters, which will allow residents of southern towns some freedom.

JNF Raises $4 Million for Emergency War Help

Belgian Jews Blame Rampant Anti-Semitism for Shooting Attack

Is Anti-Semitism becoming a distinctly European phenomenon? Locals say yes - and so does the ADL.

Belgian Jews Blame Rampant Anti-Semitism for Shooting Attack

Weinstein Bypasses Ministers, Supervises JNF

Attorney General effectively reversed a decision by that would have kept the JNF an independent organization.

Weinstein Bypasses Ministers, Supervises JNF

Livni Law on JNF Supervision Goes Down to Defeat

A law proposed by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni to place the JNF under government 'supervision' was rejected by the government.

Livni Law on JNF Supervision Goes Down to Defeat

Video: JNF in Paris To Encourage Aliyah

JNF Deputy Chairman speaks about recent pro-Israel event, says French community suffers from anti-Semitism and assimilation.

Video: JNF in Paris To Encourage Aliyah

Official: Paris Pro-Israel Event the 'Largest in Decades'

The Jewish National Fund on Sunday ran what spokesperson Efi Stenzler said was a very successful program in Paris.

Official: Paris Pro-Israel Event the 'Largest in Decades'

Pro-Israel Conference Says 'No' to French Anti-Semitism

JNF/KKL sponsors conference responding to escalating anti-Semitism in France presenting options for mass French Aliyah.

Pro-Israel Conference Says 'No' to French Anti-Semitism

First Tree Planted in Ariel Sharon's Memory in the Golan Heights

JNF, WZO dedicate oak tree planting to Sharon, in annual tree-planting ceremony in the Golan Heights.

First Tree Planted in Ariel Sharon's Memory in the Golan Heights

Canadian PM Breaks Into Song After Announcing Israel Trip

Following announcement of first Israel trip in 2014, Stephen Harper sings classics at JNF gala dinner.

Canadian PM Breaks Into Song After Announcing Israel Trip

Canada's PM Announces January Trip to Israel

At JNF event in Toronto, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces he will visit Israel in January of 2014.

Canada's PM Announces January Trip to Israel

Anti-Israel Demonstrators Target JNF Event in Toronto

Protesters slam "Israeli apartheid" outside JNF annual dinner in Toronto.

Anti-Israel Demonstrators Target JNF Event in Toronto

JNF's CEO: We Are the Only Nation Linked to a Land

Arutz ShevaTV accompanied JNF Chief Executive Officer Russell Robinson during the national conference in Denver.

JNF's CEO: We Are the Only Nation Linked to a Land