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May 26, 2014 - Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew plants a tree at the Grove of Nations in Jerusalem

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, at the invitation of the Government of Israel, planted an olive tree at the Grove of Nations on Mt. Herzel in Jerusalem. The invitation to plant a tree here is restricted to Presidents and Prime Ministers and the highest level official guests. Today's planting is a high honor afforded to the Ecumenical Patriarch and an acknowledgement of his environmental initiatives. Efi Stenzler, World Chairman of the Karen Kayemeth LeIsrael  Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), received Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the event.