• Issue: February 2000
  • Artist: Zina Roitman
  • Designer: Yizhak Granot
  • Stamp Size: 30.8 mm x 20 mm
  • Plate no.: 360
  • Sheet of 50 stamps, Tabs: 10
  • Printers: The House of Questa England
  • Method of printing: Photogravure

The Shuni site, located near the Taninim River source, includes a Roman theater and a Crusader fort that was used as a grain silo in Ottoman times. The place was purchased by Baron de Rothschild and was used for the Gidonim settlements comprised of village youths. Later the place served for settlement training and as a preparation and training camp for the Etzel underground movement. It was used as a base for combat operations and for the break into the Acre prison. Shuni also served as a temporary base for the absorption of illegal immigrants. The site was reconstructed and renovated from 1982 to 1988. One wing houses a museum and exhibition of the Etzel organization, its activities in Shuni and the Beitar settlements. The Etzel Veterans' Alliance, Beitar, Nahalat Jabotinsky and the Israel Land Fund are responsible for the site.

The Council for Preservation of Buildings and Historic Sites - a public organization acting within the Nature Protection Society- was established in 1985 by the Knesset Education Committee. The Council acts to prevent destruction of sites and buildings; initiates and encourages preservation and development plans; imparts educational values stressing the importance of preserving constructed heritage in the Eretz Israel as part of its cultural history and increases public awareness of the need for preservation.

The Council operates six sites: the Miqwe Yisrael visitors' center, the Atlit illegal immigrant camp, the Ayalon institute at Givat Ha'kibbutzim in Rehovot, the David Ben Gurion Training Center in Seggera, the Woman Fighter site in Nizzanim and the workers camp in Sedom. It is partner to the renovation of hundreds of additional sites, approximately one hundred of them serving as visitors' centers and historical museums open to the general public.

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Buildings and Historic Sites (I) - Shuni