Joint press statement by the Federal Foreign Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel
The Government of the State of Israel and the German Government held the fifth round of German-Israeli intergovernmental consultations in Jerusalem today. One of the issues discussed was the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2015.
Ahead of the intergovernmental consultations, the Foreign Ministries of Israel and Germany – in cooperation with the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design – held a logo competition, in which German-Israeli teams of students worked together to produce an anniversary logo.
A joint German-Israeli jury selected the winning logo, designed by Ariel Wollek and Ticha Matting, from among 18 entries. The two young artists said that they had had two things in mind when designing their submission: on the one hand, the logo’s impact as a bow tie and thus as a symbol of diplomatic relations and on the other, its perception as a symbol of infinity, reflecting the as yet untapped potential of German-Israeli relations.