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Municipality of Nazareth (Israel)

Iriyat Nazareth

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[Municipality of Nazareth, Arabic and English inscription (Israel)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 31st May 1962

[Municipality of Nazareth, Arabic and Hebrew inscription (Israel)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 31st May 1962

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Nazareth is situated in the centre of the Lower Galilee area. This world-famous place (...) has 60,000 inh. almost all of them Arabs. The municipal emblem was adopted in the Council meeting of 21 November 1955 and published in the official gazzette (Rashumot), section YP (Yalkut ha-Pirsumim) no. 934 of 31 May 1962. It shows the famous spring which is in the centre of this city. The inscription on the municipal flag is either in Arabic and Hebrew or Arabic and English. Information provided thanks to Mr. Abdallah Jubran, General Manager of the municipality. Sources: letter of 28 August 2001; desk flag photograph; this municipal website and this other municipal website.

Dov Gutterman, 8 September 2001

Nazareth was the home town of Joseph and Mary and the town where Jesus grew up, but he was born in Bethlehem. The main shrine in Nazareth commemorates the annunciation by the archangel Gabriel to Mary that she would bear the Messiah, described in the Gospel of Luke.

Joseph McMillan, 10 September 2001