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National Leaders of Israel born in Belarus stamps

National Leaders of Israel born in Belarus stamps
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On October 30, 2013 the Post of Belarus issued the souvenir sheet "National leaders of Israel born in Belarus".

The following Israeli leaders are depicted on stamps: Yitzhak Shamir, Chaim Weizmann, Shimon Peres, Shneur Zalman Shazar and Menachem Begin.

Yitzhak Shamir (born 1915, town Ruzhany, Belarus — died 2012) was a statesman and politician, the seventh Prime Minister of the State of Israel, serving two terms: 1983-1984 and 1986-1992.

Chaim Weizmann (born 1874, village of Motal, now Belarus — died 1952) was an Israeli statesman and politician. He was also a chemist who founded the Institute of Science named after his name. Weizmann was the first President of the State of Israel (1949-1952). He was the President of the Zionist Organization in 1920-1931 and 1935-1946.

Shimon Peres (born 1923, village of Vishnyeva, now Belarus) is the ninth and current President of the State of Israel from 2007. He is the Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1994).

Shneur Zalman Shazar (born 1889, town Mir, Belarus — died 1974) was an Israeli statesman, politician, scientist and writer. He was the President of the State of Israel in 1963-1973.

Menachem Begin (born 1913, town Brest, Belarus — died 1992) was a statesman and politician, the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel (1977-1983). He is the Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1978).

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