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image by Dov Gutterman and Željko Heimer
One of the unique discoveries of my 18 September 2001
[municipalies flags'] tour was a flag that was hoisted in Zefat city hall. Beside the municipal
flag and the national flag, there was a white flag charged with
the national emblem in reversed
colours. I never saw such a flag before anywhere. Here is a photograph.
Dov Gutterman, 28 September 2001
I saw the new Israeli
banknote of 20 New Sheqalim showing the Israeli flag, but it
also shows some (at least two) other flags in the background.
This might be flags from the United Nations
building in New York, or something of the sort. One seems to be
an Argentinian flag, but the image is too
bad to identify anything for certain.
Željko Heimer, 13 May 1999
Could it be a symbol of Israel being recognized among the
independent nations of the world? It would then make perfect
sense to use common colourless patterns for the flags in the
back, so they would just mean realistic, yet unidentifiable,
"other nations". Notice that none of the flags except
the Israeli one can be immediately identified for sure.
Obviously, this is on purpose.
Pierre Gay, 13 May 1999
The new 20 INS note is dedicated (as was the old one) to Moshe
Sharet, the first Foreign Minister and the second Prime Minister
of Israel. The note commemorates the event that took place on May
11th 1949 when Israel was accepted as UN member and Mr. Sharet
was honoured by raising the Israeli flag. Since the flag order at
the UN follows the alphabetical order, in the original picture you can see
the flags of Iceland and India.
I think that in designing the new bill, the designers prefered
not to show actual flags and therefore the bill includes some
symbolic, imaginary flags.
Dov Gutterman, 13 May 1999
I have access to some parts of the Jewish Encyclopaedia and other Israeli documentation and there is several vex information:
Jaume Ollé, 31 May 1998
Is it true that the Falacha community use a blue flag with
inscriptions or emblem?
Jaume Ollé, 22 February 1999
I guess you mean the Ethiopian Jews who insist that they be
not called Falaches, since the Falaches (really Falach-Mura) are
those who converted to Christianity and are no longer part of the
Ethiopian Jews community. I don't know about any flag of them.
There is no official or known flag of the community.
Dov Gutterman, 27 February 1999