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23.12.2009
 
In light of public reaction, the Governor of the Bank of Israel asks the Committee for the Planning of Banknotes, Coins and Commemorative Coins to reconsider its proposed list of personalities to appear on the planned new series of banknotes
 
The Governor of the Bank of Israel, Professor Stanley Fischer, has decided to ask the Committee for the Planning of Banknotes, Coins and Commemorative Coins to reconsider its proposed list of personages to appear on the new series of banknotes. This, in light of the public reaction to the list originally submitted by the Committee.
The Governor has advised the Minister of Finance accordingly, and has asked the chair of the Committee, Retired Supreme Court Judge Yaacov Turkel, to draw up a new list that will take into consideration the public reaction to the previous list.
The Bank advises that the new series of banknotes planned to be issued in 2012 is intended, among other things, to employ state-of-the-art technology to improve anti-counterfeiting measures; the new design of the banknotes is intended to increase the public's awareness of the personalities, symbols and values that played an important role in shaping the history of the State of Israel.