Exciting days followed the 1967 Six-Day War when Jerusalem was restored after 2,000 years to Israel. People were dancing in the streets across the nation and with great expectations looked towards Jerusalem’s glorious future.
In those days people understood the prophetic significance of this event, and civic and political institutions decided unanimously to keep a reminder of Jerusalem, the City of the Great King, and the hope of Zion in the hands of every citizen, young and old, Arab and Jew.
The motif of a new series of banknotes would highlight the Gates of Jerusalem, helping ensure that “We shall never forget thee, O Jerusalem.”
On the flip side of the new bank notes, portraits of outstanding Jewish personalities who invested life and limb to rebuilt Jerusalem remind us that we too have something to contribute (in our pockets) to this modern-day miracle.
Gates of Jerusalem
Lions’ Gate was featured on the 5 Lira note, which bears the portrait of Henrietta Szold (1860-1945), who was an American Jewish Zionist leader and founder of Hadassah, the...
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