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Municipality of Kefar Sava (Israel)

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[Municipality of Kfar Saba (Israel)] 2:3
imageb by Dov Gutterman
Coat-of-arms adopted 13th November 1958

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The city of Kefar Sava (also known as Kfar Saba) uses as unofficial fla, a green emblem on orange with two thin vertical stripes (yellow and green) on the fly side.
Dov Gutterman
, 15 April and 15 May 1999

I saw this flag at Kefar Sava municipal stadium. I got confirmation from Mrs. Yafa Mizrakhi, Assistant to the Mayor who wrote me, "The emblem is green with orange inscription on the shield. The background is orange." It appears that the small emblems at the municipal website and here had reversed colours. Here is a translation of the explanation about the emblem at the municipal website:

The emblem reflects the characther of the city and it features the Khan [an Ottoman era 'motel'] which was the first house in renewing Kfar Saba later became the city hall. Beside it there are two planted Eucalyptus trees which were planted in 1906. Industrial buildings, houses and citrus trees which charactherised Kfar Saba for many years, are combined together in the emblem. The emblem was designed by Ya'akov Avukayi in 1953.

Kefar Sava is situated in the south Sharon, NE to Tel-Aviv. It was established in 1903 and has 80,000 inh. It is named after the ancient city of Kefar Sava.
Sources: e-mails from Mrs. Yafa Mizrakhi, Assistant to the Mayor of Kefar Sava, 20 August 2001, the municipal website and this website.
Dov Gutterman, 26 August 2001

Yesterday I was in Kfar Saba and I could check that the municipal flag has the yellow and green fly stripes, even though they were not reported by the municipality. Furthermore, the stripes are not equally wide and the green is darker.
Dov Gutterman
, 31 August 2001

It seems that the flag that I saw was an "old" one as the stripe that I report as yellow is in fact white as seen also in a photo at <>.
The official site give the same explanation to the emblem as they wrote me. This site report also as follows:
"The city is named after a ancient city known from the era of King Alexander Yanai and appear in old maps as Sebje, Seroga and Copharsaba.
The new city was established in 1903 on land bought in 1892 and the local Khan was built in 1906 and beside him there were the first well and also Eucalyptus trees were planted. Only in 1912 the founders got permits to build stone houses, but the colony was destroyed by the Ottoman Army during WWI. It was re-established in 1922. It bacme Local council in 1937 and municipality in 1962.
Today, Kefar Sava is the central city of South Sharon region, and got about 79,000 inh. (2003)."
The municipal emblem appeared on stamp issued on 18 October 1970
Dov Gutterman, 23 April 2005


[Municipality of Kfar Saba, detail of the emblem (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman
Coat-of-arms adopted 13th November 1958

The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), YP 633, 13 November 1958.
Dov Gutterman
, 4 September 2001