New Stamps from Israel

Spring

israel spring stampSpring symbolizes blooming and renewal. In Jewish tradition, spring is also connected to the exodus from Egypt, the Jews’ liberation from slavery, as we celebrate Passover, which is also known in Hebrew as the Festival of Spring.

Issue Date: 19.04.2016 Designer: Miri Nistor, Tamar Nahir-Yanai Printer: Cartor Security Printing Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: 30 x 40 mm

Knesset Building, Jerusalem Jubilee

israel building stampThis year, the Knesset is marking the 50th anniversary of the Knesset Building in Jerusalem in various different ways.

Over the years, the Knesset, the seat of Israeli democracy, has promoted the core values of democracy and freedom of expression. Even when debates in the Knesset become heated and bitter, issues are resolved by majority decisions which are respected by all. Freedom of expression is a fundamental principle of the Knesset and this body consciously provides a platform where all members can express their opinions fully and equally.

The Knesset has been part of every historic moment in the history of the State of Israel: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s speech in 1977, the throngs of citizens who passed before the casket of slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, speeches by American presidents and other world leaders, and many other significant moments in which Israelis came together to watch the events taking place at the Knesset Building.

Issue Date: 19.04.2016

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