Thursday, February 05, 2009

Little Known Genre of Palestinian Philately

In 1974 the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion Capucci was arrested, tried and convicted of smuggling arms to the Palestinians. In 1977 he was released from prison by the Israelis.

On the stamp issued by Syria in 1977 (above image) Archbishop Capucci is pictured in front of prison bars beside a map of an undivided Palestine colored red.

Never underestimate an Anti-Semite.

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