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Jewish National Fund During Israel's Statehood T HE

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By HERBERT FREEDEN tending the JNF principles of
(Copyright 1973„ITA, Inc.)
inalienability of the soil and
CHARLIE ROBINSON'S
JERUSALEM — The role its use in terms of hereditary
SHELL SERVICE
of the Jewish National Fund leaseholdership to almost all
8 Mile Rd. and Mark Twain
in the national renaissance is public land holdings in Israel.
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one of historic dimensions. A This arrangement constitutes
pioneering generation settled the finest vindication of JNF
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on JNF holdings in areas work during seven decades.
which seemed forlorn. on soil
By 1947, the JNF had ac-
which seemed uncultivable. quired 1.089,000 dunams
Ilapp. ). Puss° 1 e r
The JNF helped them not (272,250 acres), much at high
Northland Building
only to occupy the land. but prices — and 87 per cent of
to ameliorate it and improve all Jewish settlements were
Maintenance, Inc.
it. The fund's land policy was on JNF land. After 1948, the
orman Tarockoff
amply vindicated: in Novem- JNF turned its efforts to vast
ber 1947 the United Nations land reclamation projects to
Eugene Bon n1(1,
drew the' boundaries of the clear the way for the re-
proposed Jewish state almost settlement of the hundreds
entirely in accordance with of thousands of immigrants
Holiday Good Cheer
the land holdings of the Jew- pouring in. The fund was
I GLOBE PARCEL 1 ish National Fund. In the allotted the exclusive task of
War of Independence, settle- "conquering" the wastes —
SERVICE
i ments on land, bought by the no small undertaking. The
Gift Parcels For
JNF in strategic areas, area of cultivated land was
Overseas Countries
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helped to stop the invaders. 4,500,000 dunams, out of a
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With establishment of the total of 22,000,000 dunams.
TO 5-7560
State, a new era in land de-
The first step in develop-
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velopment opened. The ac- ing new regions is the con-
cent shifted from land pur- struction of a road, demar-
Happy Passorer To Our
chased to land reclamation, cating for the first time the
Cusiomers and Friends
from the redemption of the border, which till then was
soil to "making the desert a hunting ground for infiltra-
JACK'S
bloom."
tors and marauders. Verit-
CARPET CLEANERS
The Keren Kayemet is the able feat s_ of engineering
exclusive agent for all land were accomplished in road
Our Work Is Guaranteed
development tasks in the building. The road to Adamit
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country. In 1960, a law was crossing the Tiger Canyon,
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adopted by the Knesset ex- the road to Biranit along the
Lebanese frontier, the road
A Happy Holiday to All Our Relatives
to Mount Gilboa of Biblical
Friends and Patrons
fame, the road to lonely Mei
Ami; the highway from Arad
to the Dead Sea; roads built
by the JNF to make the fron-
tiers of Israel safer, from the
north to the south — the road
Our Specialty Truck Painting and Lettering
along the River Jordan, the
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link between Adullam and
Etzion; and the mountain
road up mighty Hermon.
Holiday Greetings
Some 540 new settlements
to My Friends and Customers
were set up between 1948-71.
twice the number •in exist-
4 ence when the state was
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established. To speed up set-
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tlement, even before the nec-
271 W. MAPLE, Birmingham, Mich. 642-4440 4 essary minimum of arabl ,,
soil for new villages was
available, the Keren Kaye-
met devised in the first years
of statehood a new, transitory
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form of settlement, the "work
village" whose inhabitants,
in the initial years, based
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their livelihood on their work
as hired laborers of the Jew-
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Oak Park
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ish National Fund. The fund
guaranteed them the number
of annual workdays neces-
sary for the upkeep of their
families.
Best Wishes for A Happy
The second phase began
in the middle '50s with the
Passover
idea of rural settlement on
a regional scale, the Lakhish
Region becoming the proto-
type. The Hula swamps were
drained in a huge and com-
plicated operation which took
eight years and brought 100,-
000 dunams (25,000 acres) un-
der cultivation — by now the
finest soil in the country. The
Jewish National Fund took

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DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, April 13, 1973-41

the initiative for the devel-
opnYont of particularly dif-

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ficult border areas like the
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lags
Adullam Region of southern
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Judea, or later, the Adorayim
and Yatir regions still fur-
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ther south, or the smaller
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projects for the Modi'im
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the early '60s, runs paral-
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lel to regional settlement
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planning. It is characterized
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by the close cooperation be-
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tween the Jewish National
Sid and Lou Fishman
STANDARD SERVICE
Fund and the Israel army.
OLYMPIC
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been set up on border sites
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because of their strategic im-
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portance. The settlers are
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m a 1 e and female soldiers
who give part of their service
Our Friends and Customers
in the form of work in land
development a n d farming.
The JNF in these. cases has
MR. AND MRS. MARTIN WEISS AND FAMILY
taken upon itself not only the
13735 W. 9 Mile Rd., Oak Park
reclamation of the soil and
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the building of access roads,
Closed Passover Week
but also the construction of
all the installations needed
in the initial period.
Althogther, the Keren Kaye-
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met has emerged as an im-
portant factor on the labor
market. The number of work-
days provided in land reclam-
ation and afforestation pro-
grams rose from 60,000 in
1948-49 to 295,000 in 1949-50
and '715,000 in 1951-52 and
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then settled down to 500,000
Pa.ssorer Greettngs
annually.
By 1975, contemplated pro-
jects would extend land prep-
aration to an additional 137,-
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000 dunams of agricultural
acreage; and the planting of
6340 Fenkel;
12,000,000 trees, with invest-
862-1115
ments totaling IL 258,000,000
;ow
(864,500,000).
Some 55 per cent of con-
Happy Passover
templated development will
be carried out in settlements
which came into being after
the 1967 war. These projects
will call for an investment of
IL 164,000,000 in land reclam-
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ation, drainage and road
building and will be carried
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out in nine regions with the
bulk of the expenditure going
to land improvement for ag-
I lapp Ir. I lealthy
riculture: in the Jordan Val-
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ley, 46,000 tlunams; in the
Golan Heights, 36,000 dun-
To 411
ams; and in the Arava, 14,000
dunams.
The afforestation allocation
for the next four years of
IL 94,000,000 — in addition to
new forests — will bring the
total of trees planted to
120,000,000 by the end of 1975.
670 E. Woodbridge Ave.
In the 25 years of state-
hood, JNF land holdings grew
Detroit, Michigan
from 936,000 dunams (231,-
000 acres) to 2,520,000 dun-
ams (641,000); 450,000 dunams
of land were reclaimed and
another 200,000 dunams won
by drainage operations; some
2.600 kilometers of roads
From
were built and over 100,000,000
trees planted.

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of Michigan, with a W. K.
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helped install coronary care
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across the state.

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Wish their friends and customers
a Happy, Healthy Passover

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