Israel-Estonia Joint Issue

Estonia and Israel celebrated the 25th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations in 2017. The State of Israel recognized the Republic of Estonia in September 1991 and diplomatic relations were established on January 9, 1992.

Issue Date: 28.08.2018, Designer: Renat Abudraham, Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France, Process: Offset, Size: H30 / W40, Values: NIS 6.50

Pioneering Women

Recha Freier and Ada Sereni were pioneering women whose names are seldom recognized today. But they have much in common: both were born in the Diaspora and made Aliyah to Eretz Israel; both led long lives – Sereni died at age 92 and Freier lived to age 91; both were awarded the Israel Prize for their special contributions to society and to the State of Israel; and the main similarity – each woman was responsible for bringing thousands of immigrants to Israel – Freier through the Youth Aliyah organization and Sereni through the clandestine immigration from Italy to Eretz Israel during the British Mandate.

Issue Date: 28.08.2018, Designer: Rinat Gilboa, Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France, Process: Offset, Size: H30 / W40, Values: NIS 2.50, 2.50

Archeozoology in Eretz Israel

The term archeozoology, the scientific field that studies animal bones found in archeological excavations, is composed of three Greek words. Archeo – ancient, Zoo – animals and Ology – field of study. In other words, the study of ancient animals. A number of unique findings have been made in excavations in Eretz Israel, including: the bones of a Syrian bear in Tel Hadid dating from the Iron Age (Israelite) (930-586 BCE). The location and period are reminiscent of the biblical story of the prophet Elisha and the bears in Kings II; the bones of a hippopotamus found at Tel Qasile (Napoleon Hill) on the banks of the Yarkon River (10th century BCE) between Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan. The remains of an ancient hippopotamus from the Pottery Neolithic Period (5500-4500 BCE) were also discovered in the Ramat Aviv area of Tel Aviv.

Issue Date: 28.08.2018, Designer: Ronen Goldberg, Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France, Process: Offset, Size:H30 / W40, Values: NIS 2.50, 2.50

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