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I'm in the midst of taking the Israeli bar examinations (the
ones for those trained out of the country). They're held at the
Israeli Bar Association on Chopin Street in Jerusalem, which
flies both the Israeli and Bar Association flag both out front
and inside (Bar flag on the left as you look at it).
The flag is a blue logo on white. You can see the symbol at <www.israelbar.org.il> , on the top left. The logo is the Hebrew letter Ayin with scales of justice coming out the top. I think the side of the Ayin also serves as the bottom of the Hebrew letter Lamed on top as well, and the scales rest on that.
The Hebrew name for the Bar Association is Lishkat Orchei HaDin which literally means "Chamber of Lawyers". Lamed is the first letter of Lishkat (Chamber of) and Ayin is the first letter in Orchei HaDin (Lawyers - Literally, "those who edit the law"). Hence the symbol, which seems to date back at least thirty years or so. Not sure about the flag.
The symbol seems to be very widely used: lapel pins, on ties, trophies, the bar certificates etc...
Nathan Lamm, 21 January 2010
The emblem itself is used since the early 1960' and
probably since the Bar Association was established (in
1961/2) in order to replace the previous "Juridical
Council" that was founded in the Mandate era (1933).
Dov Gutterman, 22 January 2010
The Regional Council for Unrecognized Negev-villages, is NOT
a local authority but an organization.
One of the problems with settled Bedouins is the fact that as former nomads sometimes they settled where they saw fit without giving any thought to legalities such as land ownership, building codes etc.
This brought to situation that there are many "unrecognized" (or "illegal") villages which are not part of any local authority and are not allowed to get any municipal or state services.
The State demand that those villages will be removed from their place and the settlers will find new homes in one of the existing Bedouin "recognized" villages, however those demand were rejected by the settlers.
One of the bodies that represent those villages is "The regional Council for Unrecognized Negev-villages". Even thou they have an "official-like" name, it is not a local authority but an association of the (self-proclaimed) local committees of those villages.
Following the footsteps of the "official" regional councils, this one also adopted a flag whose photo can be seen at <stage.co.il>.
Dov Gutterman, 5 March 2005