Under the framework of the campaign, the Jewish Agency invites the general public to visit more than 20 national parks and nature reserves operated by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the Jewish National Fund for free.
The sites include: Zippori National Park, Ahziv National Park, Hurshat Tal National Park, Baram National Park, Tel Hazor National Park, Nahal Ayoun Nature Reserve, Nimrod Fortress National Park, Kursi National Park, Corazim National Park, Ein Afek Nature Reserve, Nahal Amoud Nature Reserve, Hamat Tiberias National Park, Beit She'arim National Park, Beit Alfa Synagogue National Park, Kochav Hayarden National Park, Tel Megiddo National Park, Nahal Me'arot Nature Reserve, Majersa (Batiha) Nature Reserve, Gamla Nature Reserve, Hula Valley Nature Reserve (Does not include the Oforia aviary show), Yehiam Fortress National Park, Beit She'an National Park (totaling at 22 national parks and nature reserves) and the Agmon Hahula Yarden Park sites.
The campaign starts on Sunday, the 8th of October, and will last until Friday, the 13th of October (Included). Opening hours Sunday through Thursday are 08:00-17:00, and on Friday 08:00-16:00. Entrance to the sites is contingent on the site's capacity. Detailed information may be found on the Jewish Agency Website www.jewishagency.org
The Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Zeev Bielski, estimates that "this campaign will bring tens of thousands of additional tourists to the North and will provide a major boost to tourism over the holiday. This is the best way to bring life back to normal and provide work for the thousands of citizens in the North who depend on tourism for their livelihood".
The current campaign is part of a series of measures taken by the Jewish Agency to reconstruct the North after the war, with the assistance of World Jewry, under the slogan of "We were with you during the war. We are with you now, as well".
As part of the effort to reconstruct the North, the Jewish Agency provided emergency support to tiny businesses damaged by the war, and also provided scholarships for students matriculating in Northern academic institutes and students who were called up for emergency reserve duty during the war.
For further information contact:
Liaison to the Foreign Press, Jewish Agency for Israel