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Azur (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Azur, Local Council of Azur

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[Local Council of Azor (Israel)] 2:3
Unconfirmed Probable Flag
image by Dov Gutterman
Coat-of-arms adopted 30th July 1970

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Local Council Azur 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 Azur 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.
Dov Gutterman
, 3 September 2001

The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), YP 1650, 30 July 1970. Azur become a Local Council in 1951
Dov Gutterman
, 4 September 2001 and 5 April 2005

The Emblem

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