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Israel's First Polymer Banknote

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Front: Moshe Sharett (1894-1965), 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1953-1955)


Front shows portrait of Moshe Sharett; picture of the ceremony of the unfurling of the Israeli flag at the UN building on May 12, 1949; text from the speech given by Sharett on that occasion.


Sharett was born Moshe Shertok in Ukraine. He immigrated to Palestine in 1908. His family was one of the founders of Tel Aviv. From 1933 to 1948, He guided negotiations between the Zionist movement and the British Mandate of Palestine, which led to the creation of the State of Israel.


Back: Picture of Jewish Brigade volunteers during WW II and of a pre-State look-out tower; text from Sharett's radio address after his return from a visit to the Jewish Brigade in Italy.


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