Israeli Lira

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Israeli Lira

The former currency of Israel. It was introduced upon Israeli independence in 1948. The fact that it had a non-Hebrew name proved controversial. As a result, it was replaced by the old Israeli sheqel in 1980.
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Unfortunately for them, the wad of cash they stole had no shekels a but consisted of liras, the Israeli pound currency that was retired and replaced in 1980.
In 1962, he was arrested after a partner alleged that he stole 50,000 Israeli Pounds from the coffers of "New York," a restaurant Halperin owned on Tel Aviv's Dizengoff Street.

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