JNF Forests and Parks Projects

Building integrated teams of Palestinians and solidarity activists to challenge the JNF in countries where they operate as a bogus “charity”.
Producing materials for use by Palestine solidarity activists and campaigns, and others.

  1. Country-themed JNF parks and forests projects
    In naming parks, the JNF seeks to suggest that, somehow, people in various countries endorse the dispossession of the Palestinians whose land lies under them. Some fine work has been done in the past to link opposition to the JNF in various countries with the direct victims of the JNF South Africa Forest, the JNF British Park, JNF Canada Park, JNF German States Forest and other JNF parks and forests. Each of these JNF parks and forests covers a crime scene, where Palestinians have been dispossesd by massacre and terror.

A team of solidarity activists, for example, from Britain is organizing with Palestinian partners, including some of the families whose lands lie under the British Park, to educate and motivate the British public to take action against the JNF UK

  1. Projects aimed at specific sectors internationally
    1. BLM & anti-racist campaigners
      JNF anti-racism-themed forests cover crime scenes of racist massacre.

      The JNF Coretta Scott King Forest appropriates the anti-racist legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the service of Israeli state-driven racism. The organization promotes the Coretta Scott King Forest as a symbol of “commitment to peace and justice” but the forest covers up destroyed Palestinian villages, including Ayn al-Zaytoun, the cold-blooded massacre of whose inhabitants the JNF helped facilitate.

      The JNF Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Forest near Nazareth dishonours Dr. King’s legacy by covering up the evidence of racist dispersal attacks on Palestinian communities and the destruction of their homes.

    2. Anti-fascists, opponents of military dictatorships
      JNF Anti-fascism-themed Forest conceals torched Palestinian villages and Israeli collusion with mass killings of Argentine Jews

      The JNF Memoria Forest covers ethnically cleansed Palestinian villages, including Jimzu, which Israeli records reported in July 1948, “Our forces are clearing the Innaba-Jimzu-Daniyal area and are torching everything that can be burned.” The Forest planted over the torched villages is promoted as a symbol of tolerance and anti-fascism, specifically a tribute to those 3,000 Jewish Argentinians among the 30,000 who died at the hands of the Nazi-style Argentine Junta.

      But Israel helped to arm and train the military officers who carried out the mass killings of 1976-83. At the height of the Junta’s terror, the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires reported that  there was “no country in the world in which so many Argentine officers were staying simultaneously for the purposes of weapons procurement, training, etc.”*.

    3. Christians
      JNF Balfour Forest
      conceals ethnically cleansed Muslim and Christian village
      In 1948 the Golani Brigade emptied Al Mujaydil, now under the JNF Balfour Forest, of all its inhabitants and razed every home to the ground.  In 1950, following the intervention of the Pope, Israel offered all the Christian members of the village community the opportunity to move back but the Christians refused to return while their Muslim neighbours remained refugees. This inspiring example of communal solidarity at great personal cost contrasts with the cruelty  and racism of so many Christian Zionists, and Lord Balfour’s racist contempt for all Palestinians as well as his extreme anti-semitism.