The relationship between philately and the Olympic Movement is explored. Host countries issue many commemorative stamps to help finance the Games, and participating countries and even non-participating countries commemorate the Games with their own stamps. In this way the ideals of the Olympic movement are conveyed through philately, namely the promotion of understanding among peoples of the world.
Diplomatic relations between India and Israel were established in the year
1992. A set of two stamps is being issued by both the countries to mark the
completion of twenty years of diplomatic relations. The stamp depicts the two
festivals of lights, Deepavali and Hanukkah.
Theme of the stamps is “Festival of Lights” Israel’s stamp features the
menorah with the word “Zion” inscribed inside a magen david star, and India’s
shows a row of lamps, representing the Indian holiday of Deepavali.The menorah
featured on the stamp was inspired by the wooden menorah used by the Jewish
community in Bombay, India.
Themed on the “festival of lights”, one stamp depicts the Jewish festival of
Hannukah with a row of candles. The other, depicting the Hindu festival of
Diwali, features diyas.
Israel and India established full diplomatic relations in 1992. Israel
opened its embassy in New Delhi in February, although it operated at a somewhat
limited capacity. The friendly ties between these two countries have flourished
ever since and currently include agricultural cooperation, joint scientific and
technological development, water management collaboration, thriving trade and