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Local Council of Or Aqiva (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Or Aqiva

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[Local Council of Or Aqiva (Israel)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 28th February 1963

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Local Council Or Aqiva (meaning light of Aqiva) is situated in the shore plain between Tel Aviv and Haifa just north of Hadera. Est. 1951 and got 18,000 inh. It is named after Rabbi Aqiva, a prominant spiritual leader during the 2nd century rebellion against the Roman Empire who was tortured in nearby Ceasarea in 136 AD. There are suggestions that he was buried nearby.

I visited it on 3 September 2001 and found the municipal flag —the municipal emblem on a white field with no inscription— hoisted above the city hall. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), YP 997, 28 February 1963. Sources: author's own observation, 3 September 2001; desk flag received from the local council; this webpage.

Dov Gutterman, 9 September and 6 October 2001