(Communicated by Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation)
February 8, 1999
A State of Israel Memorial Medal paying tribute to Jordan’s King Hussein has been announced by the Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation. This follows the request by Minister of Tourism and Ministerial Committee for Ceremony and Emblems Chairman Moshe Katzav, to honor the memory of King Hussein through a State Medal. Approval of the issue has been given by the Corporation’s Board of Management, presided over by Azriel Nevo.
According to Shalom Peri, Managing Director of the Corporation, "The Corporation began preparing the medal immediately and in very short time. The obverse features the portrait of King Hussein and the reverse, the flags of Israel and Jordan and inscription "Peace for the Children of Abraham." The speed and effort put into preparation of this medal is further proof of the outstanding esteem in which King Hussein was held in Israel.
The medal is to be struck in 14k gold, pure silver, and bronze in limited editions.
For further information and to place advance orders, contact the Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation:
P.O. Box 7900, Jerusalem 91078, Israel
Tel. 972-2-5600147/8, Fax 972-2-5612298