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Israel
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Time Zone (GMT):+2
Population:8,146,300
Capital City:Jerusalem
Largest City:Jerusalem
Currency:Israeli Shekels = 100 agorot
Currency Code:ILS
Banknote Denominations:20 / 50 / 100 / 200 / 500 (planned)
Exchangeable Currencies:All major
* Lowest Returnable Note:20
Additional Information:The new 50 Israeli Shekel note was issued September 2014. This new series will be continued from 2016 onwards

* When selling currency back to most bureaux. Coins are generally NOT returnable.

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Israel
Wednesday 18 July 2018 5:18pm
Latest update: Summary - update to information on protests on the Gazan side of the Gaza/Israel perimeter fence since 30 March; updated information on rocket fire from Gaza towards Israel

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