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Local Council of Azor (Israel)
Mo'atza Mekomit Azor
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by Dov Gutterman
Coat-of-arms adopted 30th July 1970
Local Council Azor is situated on the Jaffa-Jerusalem old main road (now Road 44), SE of Tel-Aviv. It was established in 1948 and named after the ancient city of Azor whose name meaning defence belt was kept in the name of the previous Arabic village of Yazur, a battlefield in the 1948 war. Pop. 10,000. There are five elements in the emblem:
Mr. Moshe Hakim, General Manager of the Local Council wrote me that it used [as unofficial flag] an unofficial emblem on monochrome background with no specific preferred colour. I used purple as the background of the symbol in the map/info
brochure that was sent to me. Sources: letter of 23 August 2001; map/info brochure of Local Council Azor (source for the emblem), 1996; local webpage.
- The old Jaffa-Jerusalem road is symbolized by the black diagonal line.
- Seven stars symbolize the seven guards that were ambushed and killed here
while breaking a way to Jerusalem in the Independence war. They also gave name to the nearby Mikhlaf Ha'Shiva'a (The Seven Interchange) and the settlement Mishmar Ha'Shiva'a (guard of the seven).
- The fort in the upper part symbolize the historical sites in the area.
- The Tzabar bushes symbolize the old Arabic village.
- The buildings in the bottom part symbolize the new building of the Local Council and its industry.
Dov Gutterman, 3 September 2001
The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), YP 1650, 30 July 1970.
Dov Gutterman, 4 September 2001