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Originally posted by Sankari
The design itself has been on Israeli currency since 1984, so why didn't anyone make a fuss about it earlier?
Originally posted by ipsedixit
The Bank of Israel maintains that the 10 agorot design was selected for its historical value, and is a "Replica of a coin issued by Mattathias Antigonus (37 - 40 B.C.E.) with the seven-branched candelabrum".
"Never was so much confusion owed by so many to so few". - - Sir Winston bin Laden
Originally posted by ParasuvO
reply to post by mitman93
So you are saying the blame lays with the guy almost 2000 years ago that made this coin ?
Pretty odd-shaped coin, oh wait maybe it is EXACTLY what it is now being interpreted as.
Originally posted by Lazarus Short
It is just another aspect of the false fulfillment of Biblical prophecy for political purposes, by a people who never lived in Canaan until recent decades. They are not descendants of Judah, Jacob/Israel, or even Shem. Most Palestinians have more Israelite heritage than most "Israelis." BTW, my opinion is based on decades of study - is yours?