Right-wing Jewish group mints coin hailing Haley’s support for Israel
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Right-wing Jewish group mints coin hailing Haley’s support for Israel

Former US ambassador to the United Nations honored for defending Jewish state at the world body

This photo from March 13, 2019, shows a coin emblazoned with the face of Nikki Haley, US President Donald Trump's former ambassador to the United Nations, to commemorate her defense of Israel in the United Nations, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)
This photo from March 13, 2019, shows a coin emblazoned with the face of Nikki Haley, US President Donald Trump's former ambassador to the United Nations, to commemorate her defense of Israel in the United Nations, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

A right-wing Israeli organization has minted a coin emblazoned with the face of Nikki Haley, US President Donald Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations, to commemorate her defense of Israel at the world body.

The Sanhedrin, a Jewish group that says it aims to restore the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, is one of three organizations behind the coin.

The collector’s coin, which costs $50, features Haley’s face set against the UN building, and a rendition of the Jewish Temple on the back.

Hillel Weiss, spokesman for Sanhedrin, said Wednesday that Haley’s criticism of the UN, which he says “seeks to destroy the state of Israel,” earned her the recognition.

He said the group last year sold 20,000 “Temple Coins” engraved with Trump’s face to honor his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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