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Coat-of-arms adopted 30th October 1958
Regional Council Merom HaGallile is situated between Western
Galilee and Upper Galilee at the highest area of the Galilee
mounts, in the area of Zefat. The
city hall is at Granot HaGalil near Meron. Founded in 1950, pop.
During my visit I spotted the unofficial flag as a white flag with black emblem and no inscription. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot, Yalkut HaPirsumim), YP 631, 30 October 1958, from where I took the image for the above image.
Source: author's own observation, 18 September 2001.
Dov Gutterman, 26 September 2001
Meaning of the name is Height of the Galilee as its
jurisdiction include the highest area of the Galilee including
its peak at Mount Meron (1204m). It Govern 24 communities
(Avivim, Amirim, Or HaGanuz, Biriya, Bar-Yohai, Dovev Dalton,
Hazon, Tefahot, Kalanit, Kefar Hannanya, Kefar Shamai, Kerem Ben
Zimra, Livnim, Meron, Safsufa, Ein Al-Asad [Druz village], Alma,
Amuka, Inbar, Farod, Rikaniya [Cherkess village], Shazor,
Homepage at <www.merom-hagalil.com>. More info at <www.galil-net.org.il>.
I guess that the building at the left side is the holy grave of Shim'on Bar-Yohai that is situated in Meron and is the center of Lag BaOmer festivity each year. This festivity whose "trademark" is a gathering around bonfires include also the traditional first haircut for 3 years old boys at the holy grave.
Lag Ba'Omer is the thirty-third day of the Omer period between Passover and Shavu'ot, celebrated with the lighting of bonfires.
The flag as seen a week ago is still black emblem on white.
Dov Gutterman, 27 April 2005