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Emblem adopted 22 April 1971
Local Council Mevasseret Ziyyon (biblical reference to Jeshaia 40,9) is situated 10 km west of Jerusalem on the mountains (750m ASL) and near HaKastle, a famous battle zone in the 1948 Independence War. The Local Council was established in 1964 by uniting two temporary settlements of new immigrants (Ma'oz Ziyyon A and B, est. early 1951) and Mevasseret Yerushalayyim (est. 1956). 20,000 inh.
The flag has been reported as an emblem on various colours but needs confirmation. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut ha'Pirsumim), YP 1715, 22 April 1971.
Dov Gutterman, 13 November 2001
The Local Council sent me a desk flag, the background is green.
Dov Gutterman, 5 December 2001
Official website at <www.mzion.org.il>. However, without any information about the symbols.
Ma'oz Zion was established in 1951 in order to provide permanent residents to the population of Ma'abarat HaKastel temporary residence. Mevasseret Yerushalayyim (a.k.a Colonia) was established in 1956 as agricultural settlement.
HaKastel is situated at the center of the Local Council and got its name from the ruins of Crusaders castle on it summit. It was a strategic point during the battle on the road to Jerusalem, and a scene of bloody battles. Today, it is a national monument. It also can be seen at the emblem, together with the main road to Jerusalem (today Highway 1).
Photo of a blue flag can be seen at <www.mevaseret.net>.
Dov Gutterman, 23 April 2005
image by Dov Gutterman