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Begin, Rabin to Appear on New Israeli Bills

12/20/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The images of former Israeli Prime Ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin will appear on new Israeli currency.

Writer S.Y. Agnon and the poet Rachel have also been chosen for the honor.

The Bank of Israel announced the new series of banknotes, and its honoring of the political and cultural history of Israel, on Sunday.

The two prime ministers were chosen for signing peace treaties with Israel's neighbors, Begin with Egypt and Rabin with Jordan and an interim agreement with the Palestinians, Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer said.

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