Last modified: 2007-06-23 by dov gutterman
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Local Council Alfe Menashe (meaning the thousands of Manasse, from the Deuteronomy 33, 17) is situated on an hill in Samaria, 7 km east of Kefar Saba. Est. 1983, pop. 4,600.
The unofficial flag is blue with emblem.
Sources: letter from the Local Council, desk flag.
Dov Gutterman, 13 September 2001
The emblem of Alfei Menashe has not been formally adopted. Israeli municipalities in areas occupied since 1967 cannot register their emblems. The reason is that those areas are not legally part of Israel and according to international law they are governed by decrees of the military commander of the areas. Many Israeli laws are in force in those municipalities when adopted there by the military commander, but the Symbols/Emblems Protection Act of 1974 is not one of them.
Dov Gutterman, 19 January 2003
Alfe Menashe is a Local Council since 1986. Pop 5,300 (2003). At the municipal website there are photos in which the flag is seen. It is a blue flag charged with the municipal emblem in white.
Dov Gutterman, 8 April 2005 and 18 June 2007
image from municipal website