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This coin wasn’t issued by Israeli government

  Thursday 08th November 2018

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Journalists and activists on social media websites shared a photo of a coin with Hebrew and English writing on it with two engravings on it one for US president Trump and the other for the first Persian king Cyrus the Great.

The publishers said “Israel issued this coin to celebrate moving US Embassy to Jerusalem and put the photo of Trump next to Persian king Cyrus the Great who returned the Jews back to their land after the Babylonian exile” 

Verify-Sy searched for the source of this claim and it turns out that the coin wasn’t issued by the Israeli state but by an Israeli culture center called “the Israeli Mikdash Educational Center” which usually issue these coins to sell it and finance the center like this coin.

Verify-Sy attach the link of the center’s website which is affiliated to a Jewish educational center and the website shows other coins and medals for sale.