21 May 2013

Israel and Australia honour the Light Horse in Joint Stamp issue‏


  
Stamps bearing tribute to the heroic Australian Light Horse Brigade and the monumental battle fought by the ANZACs in Beersheba in 1917 were jointly issued by Israel and Australia this month.

Israel’s Ambassador to Australia Yuval Rotem acknowledged the special relationship forged between friendly Australian soldiers and Jewish residents amid the 1917 Battle of Beersheba, which has endured until this day.

‘Despite great geographical distance between our two nations, we operate on the same foundation of values. I am proud of all that our countries have achieved together to date and genuinely excited by the prospects the future offers’, said Ambassador Rotem.

CEO of Israel Postal Company Haim Elmoznino also welcomed the initiative saying, ‘the Israel Postal Company is proud to issue two joint stamps with Australia as a manifestation of the friendship and cooperation that extends across a number of fields between the two countries’.

‘I welcome the excellent working relationship the Israel Postal Company has with Australia Post and thank Australia Post for their cooperation throughout and beyond this joint project’, said Mr Elmoznino.

The exhibition displaying the joint issue stamps, their background and paying tribute to the vibrant relationship between Israel and Australia will be hosted between 10 and 15 May at the Royal Exhibition Building.

The stamps and related products will be available for purchase at the Israel booth at the exhibition (booth number 153) and from Max Stern & Co, Israel Philatelic Service official representative in Australia, 234 Flinders Street in Melbourne (contact via 03 9654 6751). Israel’s stamps are also available online from www.israelpost.co.il.
Israel’s Ambassador to Australia Yuval Rotem acknowledged the special relationship forged between friendly Australian soldiers and Jewish residents amid the 1917 Battle of Beersheba, which has endured until this day.

‘Despite great geographical distance between our two nations, we operate on the same foundation of values. I am proud of all that our countries have achieved together to date and genuinely excited by the prospects the future offers’, said Ambassador Rotem.

CEO of Israel Postal Company Haim Elmoznino also welcomed the initiative saying, ‘the Israel Postal Company is proud to issue two joint stamps with Australia as a manifestation of the friendship and cooperation that extends across a number of fields between the two countries’.

‘I welcome the excellent working relationship the Israel Postal Company has with Australia Post and thank Australia Post for their cooperation throughout and beyond this joint project’, said Mr Elmoznino.

The exhibition displaying the joint issue stamps, their background and paying tribute to the vibrant relationship between Israel and Australia will be hosted between 10 and 15 May at the Royal Exhibition Building.

The stamps and related products will be available for purchase at the Israel booth at the exhibition (booth number 153) and from Max Stern & Co, Israel Philatelic Service official representative in Australia, 234 Flinders Street in Melbourne (contact via 03 9654 6751). Israel’s stamps are also available online from www.israelpost.co.il.