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Hephaestion
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posted 11 February 2006 04:25 PM      Profile for Hephaestion   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post
In the autumn, I hope it's a *rainbow* of colours!

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Tu Bishvat, or Jewish Arbor day, may be a minor festival but has taken on major flare with celebrations in schools and parties throughout the country.

Next week to celebrate Tu Bishvat the Gay in Galilee Society will plant Pride Forest next to Kibbutz Tuval, just off the road that leads from Carmiel to Ma'alot. 

It is likely the first gay forest anywhere in the world.

"The forest will be planted in the name of tolerance, equality, human rights and the rights of the community to express its bond with the land," the group says.


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ohara
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posted 11 February 2006 04:31 PM      Profile for ohara        Edit/Delete Post
That is truly beautiful, a wonderful thing to do in an amazing place. I know this area very well, it is visually outstanding, in the North of Israel, with some incredible landscapes and hiking trails.
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