After trying unsuccessfully to drain the Hula Valley swamp for many years, the State of Israel and the JNF received critical assistance from a Jew from Chicago, who brought in the needed machinery. When the project was over, he donated the equipment to Israel. The draining of the Hula Valley swamp was the first big national project of the young State of Israel after the War of Independence. We couldn’t have done it without him. Learn about this remarkable story and how the Hula Valley is enjoyed as a nature preserve today.