Israeli -Poland Joint Issue
Collector's item, Limited Edition Two full color high quality stamps imprinted with the emblem to commemorate ''The Polish Year in Israel. Text appears in Hebrew, English and French.
Polish Year in Israel: Joint Issue Israel — Poland+The history of Polish Jewry includes the splendid achievements of the Jewish culture that developed in Poland over centuries. Torah sages, rabbis and pious men created there, It was also where the Jewish national culture blossomed: in Yiddish and Hebrew literature, in the Jewish theater and cinema. Zionist political parties and youth movements were founded there and Jews were also among the noted creators of Polish literature and culture.+The Polish Year in lsrael began in April 2008, concurrently with a period marking Israeli culture in Poland. The Israel Philatelic Service is contributing to these events through a joint stamp issue with Poland dedicated to Berek Joselewicz, a special figure in the common history of Poland and Polish Jews. Berek Joselewicz was a Jewish fighter who excelled in the Polish people’s battles for national independence and is considered to be one of Poland’s premier military heroes. Berek Joselewicz is more than just a symbol - of Jewish heroism in Polish history - he is also a symbol of the joint struggle of Poles and Jews on behalf of Polish freedom.+The issuance of the joint Israel and Poland souvenir stamp sheet, on April 22, 2009, commemorates Polish Year in Israel and expresses the friendly relations between the two countries, as President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, said in his introduction to the Polish Year in Israel' program: Based on the strong relations that have developed between Israel and Poland it is only appropriate and timely to hold Polish Year in Israel to cement the friendship between our two countries and people.