• Issue: May 1970
  • Designer: E. Weishoff
  • Plate no.: 286
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Method of printing: Photogravure

This agricultural school near Tel Aviv was established in 1870 by Charles Netter under the auspices of the Alliance Israelite Universelle. Netter directed the institution until 1873. The school introduced modern agriculture to Israel and quickly took a major role in the further development of farming and agriculture in the country. At first the language of instruction at Mikveh Israel was French, but under the direction of Eliyahu Krause (from 1914 to 1955) it was changed to Hebrew.

In 1956 Mikveh Israel became a government school. By its centenary year (1970) the school numbered over 940 inhabitants, including pupils, instructors, and personnel, and in the late 1990s the number reached over 1,500. With a library, research center, and botanical garden, Mikveh Israel has become one of the leading establishments for agricultural research and development in the country.

These two stamps commemorate the establishment of the Mikveh Israel Agricultural school. One shows a portrait of its founder, Charles Netter, and the other depicts the school building with the inscription "Mikveh Israel 100 Years Old."

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Miqwe Yisrael Centenary