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The Regional Council for Unrecognized Negev-villages

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
Dov Gutterman, 5 March 2005

Israeli Bar Association

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, 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 1960s and probably since the  Bar Association was established (in 1961/62) in order to replace the previous "Juridical Council" that was founded in the Mandate era (1933).
Dov Gutterman, 22 January 2010

March of the Living

[MOTL logo] logo image located by Esteban Rivera, 3 May 2022

An event known as the March of the Living (MOTL, מצעד החיים) is held every year on January 27, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It was the date that Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by the Red Army in 1945.
In Germany, a 3 km march is held, from Auschwitz to Birkenau, to remember the victims of the Holocaust (השואה). It's a symbolic recreation of the death march that Jewish prisoners were forced to take as the Allied Forces approached Auschwitz.
For additional information go to MOTL official website.
Esteban Rivera, 3 May 2022

Commemorative flag 30 years March of the Living / 70 years Israel

image by Pete Loeser, 22 May 2022
based on this photo located by Esteban Rivera

There's a commemorative flag for March of the Living, in which both, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 and 30th anniversary of the first MOTL in 1988, are observed.
The flag is a white horizontal flag with the commemorative logo in the middle in light blue (video here).
Esteban Rivera, 3 May 2022

Arkadaş Association (Israel-Turkey friendship)

[Arkadas flag] image located by Martin Karner

The Arkadaş Association is an Israel-Turkey friendship organization in Yehud-Monosson, Israel. Arkadaş (pronounced Arkadash) means "friend" in Turkish. It was founded in 1997 by Eyal Peretz. Its main goals are to preserve Turkish Jewish heritage and promote friendship and tolerance between Israel and Turkey. In 2005, the association established a Turkish Jewish cultural center in Yehud. A monument to Atatürk in the garden of Arkadaş Association was dedicated in 2007 in a ceremony attended by the Turkish ambassador to Israel. The organization has over 4000 members since its inception, about 40 volunteers to run its operations and its twelve branches throughout the country.
The organization's flag shows on a white field the Turkish red crescent and star intertwined with the blue Star of David, so that the Turkish star lies in the middle of the Star of David. At the upper end of the Jewish star, on the right side, is the inscription "ARKADAŞ", at its lower end its Hebrew transliteration. Below all this is the Hebrew inscription "Community of Turkish immigrants in Israel". All writings are in black. The flag seems to have a 3:2 ratio.


[Arkadas logo] image located by Martin Karner

The logo, taken from the website (retrieved), shows the blue Star of David lying in the center of the red crescent, accompanied by the red star and a blue sort of banner, waving above the symbols. (source)

Martin Karner, 29 July 2023

Israeli Medical Association

[IMA flag] (8:11) image by Tomislav Todorovic

The white-field flag of the Israeli Medical Association with its Association's logo on it (in Hebrew & English) (source, with paywall / picture).
William Garrison, 15 August 2023

Analyzing the relative sizes of the logo and horizontal and vertical "margins" leads to the conclusion, that the flag ratio is the same as that of the Israeli national flag.
Tomislav Todorovic, 15 August 2023


[IMA logo] image located by William Garrison

Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization

[ZDVO flag] image located by William Garrison

Flag of the Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization (with the organization's name in Hebrew). Caption: "The Israeli 'Invictus Games' team at Ben Gurion Airport on September 7, 2023 as they prepare to depart for the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, Germany. (Courtesy of the IDF Disabled Veterans Organization)" (source, picture)

From the ZDVO website: "The Zahal Disabled Veterans Organization (ZDVO) is a registered non-profit organization, established in the wake of the War of Independence (1949), with the purpose of providing the 3400 disabled veterans from this war with all their needs towards the long process of their rehabilitation. It is the only organization legally responsible for representing those veterans wounded and disabled while serving in defense of the State of Israel."

located by William Garrison, 11 September 2023

B'nai Zion Educational Society

[B'nai Zion flag] image located by William Garrison/António Martins

Drawed flag of the "B'nai Zion Educational Society", from the flag book "הדגל" (HaDegel, The Flag / [niz48] in FOTW bibliography). Lettering set in Latin capitals, presumably white: "B'nai Zion" on the upper stripe, and "Educational Society" on the lower stripe, and in presumably blue Hebrew letters "ציון" (Zion).
This society is still active today, promoting Jewish and Israeli ideas for an English speaking audience. For more information see their website (source:
located by William Garrison/António Martins, 18 September 2023

The Star of David around the name Zion is not original to this society: See here the same basic design used in 1901 Keren Kayemet ephemera [or WW1 Flag Day Pin Badge on FOTW].
António Martins, 18 September 2023

Youth Aliyah

[Youth Aliyah flag] image located by William Garrison

Flag of "Youth Aliyah", with its Hebrew name Aliyat Hano'ar (עלית הנוער) on it. This organization cares for the rescue and immigration of young Jewish people and children. It was founded in 1933 in Germany as a study training program, but soon became a rescue organization from the Nazi regime. For more information see here. (source:
located by William Garrison, 18 September 2023