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image by Dov Gutterman, 7 October 2007
Haddash is the women's Zionist organization of America. It was founded in New York in 1912 and is named after the Hebrew name of Queen Esther. The organization was concentrating in establishing medical Institutes in Israel-land. They opened such institutes in many towns, the famous of them is Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. Side by side with this activity, the organization also opened youth villages and schools. Haddash flag is based on the Israeli national flag with its logo replacing the Magen David. The stripes are red (probably in order to reflect its role in the medical field) and the logo is blue.
The logo which can be seen in wikipedia contains the organization's name in the center of a Magen David, with its motto arokat bat ami (The Healing of the Daughter of My People, Jeremiah,8,19-23) above. This motto was adopted in 1913.
Note that its web site at <www.hadassah.org> show a new logo but the flag that I saw had the old (?) one.
Source: Author own observation at Ne'urim Youth Village.
Dov Gutterman, 7 October 2007