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by Dov Gutterman and Zeljko 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.
Zeljko 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