On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion spoke six words that electrified the world:
“The State of Israel has arisen!”
Three years later, Ben-Gurion made another dramatic announcement: Israel Bonds, his initiative for a global economic partnership with Israel, had officially launched.
A defining moment in Israel's history, the creation of Israel Bonds reinforced the deeply-held connection between supporters of Israel around the world and the people of Israel. Together, they would build the reborn Jewish nation.
Today, the Israel Bonds enterprise has spread throughout the world. Friends of Israel on three continents continue to view Israel bonds as value-added securities — and significant acquisitions for financial portfolios and direct investments in a land of creative achievement.
Israel Bonds are backed by the full faith and credit of the State of Israel, which has always made interest and principal payments on Israel bonds since the first bond was issued.
From its launching in 1951 and continuing through the present day, Israel Bonds has played a unique role in Israel’s rapid progression from struggling agrarian nation to global economic powerhouse.
Today, investing in Israel bonds supports a nation of extraordinary innovation that continues to push the boundaries of modern technology.