To commemorate the Centenary of the Battle of Haifa, a commemorative stamp marking the Battle of Haifa and First Day Cover were presented to Pavan Kapoor, Ambassador of India to Israel, and Yona Yahav, Mayor of the city of Haifa, during a special ceremony that took place in Haifa, Israel, on September 6. The stamp was released by Israel Post on February 6 earlier this year.
On September 23, 1918, the Indian soldiers from Mysore, Hyderabad and Jodhpur Lancers liberated the strategically important city of Haifa, known for its deep water bay in the eastern Mediterranean.
The stamp is designed by Ronen Goldberg which shows a parade of the Indian cavalry in the street of Haifa, shortly after the battle was won. It is based on a photograph from the Imperial War Museum.
Speaking on the occasion, Maya Kadosh, Chargé d’ Affaires of the Embassy of Israel, said the memory of the brave Indian troops would always be remembered in the hearts and minds of people of Israel.