Jerusalem, 9 November 1999

Postal Authority Holiday Mailing from Nazareth

(Communicated by the Israel Postal Authority Spokesman)

The Israel Postal Authority is pleased to offer the opportunity to mail holiday post cards – with a special limited edition Nazareth stamp of Mary’s Well, an authentic cancellation from Nazareth and a gold Via Nazareth sticker – from Nazareth. In order to take advantage of this offer, please follow these directions:

* Prepare all your holiday cards as usual. Sign each card, seal it in an envelope and address it. (Remember, the cards will be air-mailed from Israel so include the country of destination on the address.) Do not stamp the envelopes.

* Insert all the envelopes into a large envelope or parcel.

* Enclose a personal or business check only – $.70 (or the equivalent in one’s local currency) per card, payable to the Israel Postal Authority. There is a minimum order of $10.00.

* Mail the parcel to:

Nazareth Post Office
P.O. Box 777
Nazareth 16100

Upon receipt, the Israel Postal Authority will stamp and postmark each card and airmail it to its destination. Please mail cards to us in advance so that we can process and mail them in time to reach the addresses for the holiday season.

(Individuals who would like to request the special Christmas Dec. 24 postmark, please include a note stating your request. Cards with the special Christmas Day cancellation will be mailed from Nazareth on Dec. 24.)

For further information, please fax your inquiries to Holiday Cards at 972-6-657-4587.