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Introduction

Government organizations use two kinds of logo-on-bedsheet flags (the Post Authority flag being an exception):

Dov Gutterman, 23 May 2000

Two more Israeli Government organisations' flags that I spotted lately, neither following the regular basic pattern:

Dov Gutterman, 5 September 2000


Israel Antiquities Authority


image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 22 December 2009

White logo on a blue field. The flag is 2:3 with the emblem about a third of the flag length, situated in the upper part of the flag, making space for the inscription below. Image of the logo here at the Israel Antiquities Authority website.
Dov Gutterman
, 5-6 July 2001

The Antiquities Authority is responsible for all ancient sites in Israel. Its flag is blue with a white logo as can be seen in these photographs.
Dov Gutterman
, 15 September 2001

There was a programme on British television on 27 December 2005 called "Digging for Jesus", a (not unreasonable but rather superficial) look at the archaeological evidence for the places and events described in the New Testament. One of the places visited was Megiddo Prison, where the remains have been discovered of what appears to be a very early Christian church.
A photo of the excavation showed flags flying on separate poles. It seems that one nearest the camera is the flag of the Israel Antiquities which are rather different from the previous photos.
André Coutanche, 16 January 2007


Ministry of the Environment

The flag used by the Ministry of the Environment shows the Ministry's emblem - green and orange leaves shaking hands with the Ministry's name below in Hebrew, Arab and English in black lettering - as can be seen in these photographs I took. Unfortunately the Ministerial website still uses its previous logo so I cannot make a GIF.
Dov Gutterman
, 15 September 2001

While visiting the Achziv National Park, I noticed some plastic flags, photographed here.
Dov Gutterman
, 20 September 2001


Yarqon River Authority (Reshut Nahal HaYarqon)

Yarqon River Authority, started to hoist water quality flags in order to indicate the local sailing clubs abote the pollution rate of the River.
The Yarqon River fountains are at Afeq, near Rosh HaAyin. From there, it flow westbound and its estuary is at the north part of Tel-Aviv. There are quite a few sailing clubs situated in its lower part.
The lack of adequate sewage in the area made it an easy way to get rid of drains and it became highly polluted with toxic materials.
The Yarqon River Authority was established in 1988 in order to clean and restore the river. Its upper part is already cleaned and restored, however its middle part is still polluted, and during rainy days, the pollution also reached the lower part.
According to an item at  Yarqon River Authority web site from 5 May 2008, the authority started to hoist flags that indicate the rate of pollution at the lower part.
There are two possibilities:
Green flag - water quality suitable for sailing
Red flag - water quality is not suitable for sailing.
Dov Gutterman, 3 October 2008