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Local Council Rame is situated in Galilee, north to Acre-Zefat
road (road 85), about 5 km from Karmi'el
on the feet of Mount Khayder (meaning lion mount). It
was the first village to recieve the right for self governing in
I spotted a white flag with green emblem on the city hall. The municipal emblem has not been published in the official gazette (Rashumot) and is thus unofficial.
Source: author's own observation, 8 October 2001; emblem on the Local Council's sign.
Dov Gutterman, 19 October 2001
It is costumery to see Rame as keeping the name of the ancient
Jewish town of Rama. According to local tradition, the current
village was founded in the 17th century and was one of the
biggest villages in the Galilee during the Ottoman era and had
the largest olive plants during the Mandate era. Local Council
since 1954 with population of 7,300 (2003) of which 51%
Christians, 29 % Druze and the rest Moslems.
Dov Gutterman, 5 May 2005