Last modified: 2007-06-30 by dov gutterman
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Emblem adopted 28th March 1963
Migdal HaEmeq (meaning tower of the valley) is situated on the Nazareth Mounts, about 10 km from Nazareth , on both sides of the Haifa-Nazareth road, 30 km southeast of Haifa. The city looks over the Jizrael vally, hence the name. Est. 1953, pop. 25,000.
The unofficial flag shows the emblem on a monochrome field. I received a white desk flag, but I would not be surprised to find other backgrounds. The letter I received mentioned 1965 as the adoption date, however the municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut ha'Pirsumim), YP 1001, 28 March 1963, for the then Local Council Migdal HaEmeq.
Sources: letter from Ms. Andrea Edri, chief of the municipal general manager bureau, 4 August 2001; desk flag; this webpage.
Dov Gutterman, 13 September 2001
In my visit of today, there were two variants in the streets. The common one was white emblem on blue without inscription and rarely seen is a variant with reversed colors.
Municipality of Migdal HaEmeq celebrates its 50 anniversary and itr streets are decorated with flags with the 50th anniversary logo. The logo is combined of bold no. 50 (designed with stripe inside each figure to make it doubled (like small zero inside big zero) and the municipal emblem inside the inner zreo.
Colours are: white emblem on blue, blue on white, green on yellow and green on white.
Migdal HaEmeq's name was given on Independence Day 1953 by the 2nd president of Israel - Yitzhaq Ben-Zvi. Municipality since 1988
According to the official site at <www.migdal-haemeq.muni.il>, the emblem includes:
- Olive branch - evidence of the many olive trees that grow in the region
- House on mountain side - symbol for the way in which Migdal HaEmeq was built on the sloops of Nazarath Mounts
- Plowing - plowed fields of Jezreel valley
- Cogwheel - industry and technology.
Dov Gutterman, 30 April 2003 and 23 April 2005
image by Dov Gutterman
image by Dov Gutterman