The State of Israel and the Kingdom of Thailand have enjoyed friendly diplomatic relations for 60 years, since their establishment in 1954.The stamp features two types of fruit that are characteristic of their countries – a pomegranate from Israel and a mangosteen fruit from Thailand.In addition to their tastiness, each of these fruits has symbolic significance in the traditions of its people and its country. In Jewish tradition, the pomegranate symbolizes beauty, fertility and abundance. It is also one of the seven species mentioned in the Bible as being special agricultural products of Eretz Israel.The mangosteen fruit, a very popular tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia, is known as the “Queen of Thai Fruit” probably because of its beautiful appearance and pleasant taste.Each of these fruits is known to possess its own medicinal properties and they are also combined in food supplements, health drinks and beauty creams.
Issue Date: 05.06.2014 Printer: Joh. Enschede, The Netherlands Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: H30 / W40