Last modified: 2008-07-19 by dov gutterman
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Local Council Bit Arye is situated 15 Kms SE of Petakh Tiqva and 15 Kms NE of Ben-Gurion International Airport. Established in 1981, Local Council since 1989.and named after Arye Ben-Eliezer, one of the commanders of the National Military Organization (ETZEL) during the British mandate and afterwards one of the leaders of Kherut movement (meaning freedom, today part of the Likud party). Local Council Bet Arye has 2,800 inh. According to the Council clerk, the municipal flag in use since the establishment is either a blue flower on white or white flower on blue. The lower inscription on the logo says "dream of a place".
Sources: letter from Mrs. Sari Galanti, Local Council Clerk, 10 July 2001; desk flag.
Dov Gutterman, 24 August 2001
The emblem of Beit-Arye 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, 4 September 2001 and 19 January 2003
The Local Council appears at the official site as Local Council Bet Arye-Offarim (following the unification with Offarim in 2004) even thou that the Ministry of the Interior didn't report any change in the name. The emblem is the same as reported but no flag is seen in the photos at this site.
Dov Gutterman, 9 April 2005