NY Turkish Center helps raise funds for Carmel forest

12.05.2011                      08.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 22 des Omer; Ta'anit BH'B

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NY Turkish Center helps raise funds for Carmel forest

Head of organization unaffiliated with Ankara gov't says, "our friendship with Israel, Jewish people goes back for centuries to 1308."

In a bit of humanitarian détente, the Turkish Cultural Center of New York collaborated with Helping Hands International relief fund to make a $10,000 donation to the Jewish National Fund’s operation to rehabilitate the Carmel forest.
The forest was ravaged during December’s Mount Carmel fires, in which 44 people were killed….