Donald Trump’s Coin Is Minted In Israel To Honour His Jerusalem Recognition
An Israeli organisation has minted a coin bearing President Donald Trump's image to honour his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

An educational organization focusing on the Jewish Temple said Wednesday it has minted a coin bearing Trump’s image to honour his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The Mikdash Educational Centre said the “Temple Coin” features Mr Trump alongside King Cyrus, who allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem from their exile in Babylon 2,500 years ago.

Rabbi Mordechai Persoff claimed that the US president made a “big declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of the holy people.”

His organization minted 1,000 biblical half-shekel coins that can be purchased with a minimum donation of $50. The coin cannot be used as currency.

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The centre bills itself as a non-profit educational and religious organization. The donations will “help spread the light of Jerusalem and the spirit of the Holy Temple throughout the world,” it said.

Both Israel and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital. By moving its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the U.S. is effectively siding with Israel, thus undermining a potential two-state solution.

Trump’s December 6 declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announcing plans to relocate the embassy there has warmly welcomed by Israelis while angered Palestinians. 

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