These stamps commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first flight from Israel to France and of the State of Israel's independence. That flight symbolizes the beginning of the ties and cooperation that exist between the two countries in many areas.
The stamps depict the airplane as it leaves Haifa bound for Paris and a letter that was sent aboard that flight.
The tabs feature postmarks with the dates on which the plane took off and landed.
The photograph of Haifa that appears on the stamp is courtesy of Albatross Photography, Ltd.
Issue date: 6/11/08