The "2021 Report on International Religious Freedom: Haiti", published by the U.S. Department of State, estimates that the Haitian Jewish community is comprised of only 20 individuals. The first Jewish immigrants came from Brazil in the 17th century, after Haiti was conquered by the French. Israel and Haiti maintain full diplomatic relations. In 1947, Haiti voted for the United Nations’ partition of Palestine and the creation of the State of Israel. Many Haitians have a lot of admiration for Israel and its struggles. The Israeli ambassador in Panama represents Israeli interests in Haiti. Israel maintains an honorary consulate in Port-au-Prince. Currently, George Bigio is the honorary consul of Israel in Haiti, and flies a massive Israeli flag outside his home.