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Emblem adopted 16th October 1969
Local Council Menahamiyya was established as Melahamiyya in 1901, as the first 'colony type' settlement of the Jordan Valley-Kinnereth region. Renamed in 1921 following the visit of the British High Commissioner Herbert Samuel. (Menahamiyya is named after the father (named Menahem) of the first British Commissioner in the Mandate era, Herbert Samuel). Situated between Tiberias and Bet She'an and got 1,400 inh. Local Council since 1951.
Menahamiyya was probably celebrating something when I visited it, since it was covered with flags. The unofficial flag is yellow with the emblem in natural colours. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut HaPirsumim), YP 1560, 16 October 1969.
Sources: author's own observation, 2 October 2001, <www.bet-alon.co.il>.
Dov Gutterman, 12 October 2001
I received a letter from Mrs. Ariela Koren, Local Council mayor's secretary, dated 14 October 2001, informing me that "the authority's flag is yellow fabric charged with black (sic) emblem". However, the emblem I saw had red houses and green palmtree...
Dov Gutterman, 25 October 2001