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Rosh Pinna (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Rosh Pinna, Local Council of Rosh Pinna

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[Local Council of Rosh Pina, light blue field (Israel)]
both images by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Coat-of-arms adopted 30th October 1958

[Local Council of Rosh Pina, white field (Israel)]
by Dov Gutterman | 2:3

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Local Council of Rosh Pinna (from Psalms 118:22) is situated in the Upper Galilee on the eastern sloops of Mount Kna'an. Founded 1882 and has 2,100 inh.
During my visit there were no flags to be seen anywhere. The information I had Prior to my visit I had received a report of a white flag with emblem on white, but the source was the same that reported a wrong flag for Mevo'ot HaHermon. Moreover at this website you can see the mayor with a light blue flag behind him. Therefore both the light blue and white are possible, and both only probable.
The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot, Yalkut ha-Pirsumim), YP 631, 30 October 1958.
Source: author's own observation, 18 September 2001; this website.
Dov Gutterman
, 30 September 2001

In my visit of yesterday there were two variants: Green outlined emblem on yellow and white outlined emblem on green. I suspect that there is no fixed color that is used and other variants also may exist.
Dov Gutterman, 23 March 2005

Rosh Pinna claim the seniority as the first colony that was established (being first established in 1878, three weeks before Petah Tikva .). However this was at the same place but under different name (Gai Oni), and almost all founders abandoned it in 1880.
Therefore the "official" establishment date was set to 1 December 1882, the day of the first plow of its land by the new settlers with a new name. Nevertheless, Rosh Pinna had the first Hebrew School in 1899.
In the early days, Rosh Pinna, under Baron Rotschild patronage, was concentrated in production of wine and silk. Both branches were abandoned in 1905 and it moved to regular agriculture.
Only in the last decades there was some development in the colony and now this picturesque small colony also based on tourism. Local Council since 1949.
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The emblem appeared on supplement of a stamp issued on 30 April 1962 (80th nniversary) and on a stamp issued on 8 February 1967.
Dov Gutterman, 5 May 2005