In The Midst Of A Forest, A House For Herzl
An early 20th-century villa built in tribute to the Zionist founder is nestled in the center of the Hulda Forest, surrounded by lush foliage of every variety. A training farm for pioneers, it proved an unlikely retreat during the riots of 1929
hile riding the train between Jerusalem and Jaffa Port, Theodore Herzl looked out the window. He had grown up believing that Israel was the Land of Milk and Honey, and was appalled to find the landscape barren and desolate. Suddenly, he made his famous declaration: “We must plant trees in the Land of Israel!”
A century later, on Israel’s 50th birthday, her people received an extraordinarily precious gift. That year, the Jewish National Fund, the Society for the Preservation of Historic Sites in Israel, and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority began the painstaking restoration of 50 outstanding historic sites.