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The ICEJ Forest
Help Restore this special part of the Be’eri Forest in Israel
The Be’eri Forest in southern Israel is a popular spot for Israeli families to visit, especially in winter when the fields are carpeted with red wild flowers. First planted by a local kibbutz and later expanded by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael – Jewish National Fund, the forest is a living, vivid example of the prophetic vision of Isaiah that “the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose” (Isaiah 35:1).
However, large parts of the Be’eri Forest were deliberately burned over recent years by fire kites and balloons released from nearby Gaza. The JNF had planted thousands of dunams of trees along the Gaza border over the decades, only to see 70% of these forested areas scorched by the rash of Palestinian arson attacks since 2018.
Yet the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem now has a unique and exciting opportunity to help replant and restore a heavily damaged section of the Be’eri Forest. The area consists of 512 dunams (126 acres) of rolling hills and fields which will be renamed the “Christian Embassy Nature Park.”
We are partnering with KKL – JNF to rehabilitate this forested area by planting trees that are less flammable, provide plenty of shade, and grow fast even in the dry desert climate. This reforestation effort will not only bring this special corner of Israel’s natural landscape back to life and protect Israelis from harm, it also will leave a lasting testimony to the Israeli people that Christians care about this land and their ‘green future’.
You can help restore this beloved Israeli forest by adopting a plot in square meters for replanting and renewal.
For every gift of US $60.00, you can adopt 50 square meters of the revived forest. You also will receive a special certificate from ICEJ and KKL – JNF as a sponsor of the restored forest.
Larger gifts are also welcome and greatly appreciated.