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The forests of contemporary Israel are mainly the result of a massive afforestation campaign by the Jewish National Fund (JNF). This article is a list of these forests.

In the 19th Century and up to World War I, the Ottoman empire cleared the land of Israel of its natural reserves of pine and oak trees, in order to build railways across the empire.Script error Since it was founded the JNF has planted in Israel more than 185 million trees creating 280 forests, and still operates today.[1]

In most countries people are born to forests, and forests are given to them by nature. But here in this country, if you see a tree, it was planted by somebody.
— Moshe Rivlin, world chairman of the Jewish National Fund.[2]

Jerusalem DistrictEdit

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Center DistrictEdit

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Northern DistrictEdit


Upper GalileeEdit

Lower GalileeEdit

South DistrictEdit


See alsoEdit


External linksEdit

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