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Agudah – National GLBT Association in Israel

image from agudah.israel-live.de

I located this flag (?) at agudah.israel-live.de. The symbol inside the flag is named Keshet Ga'Hava (Rainbow of pride). The site belongs to "Agudah – National GLBT Association in Israel". GLBT stand for "Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgender".
I don't know if such flag really exist. There was a "pride parade" in Jerusalem a week ago but the only flags shown in the papers were the regular rainbows.
Dov Gutterman, 14 and 24 June 2003


Reported Gay Flags

image by Tomislav Todorovic, 6 March 2010

The Spanish newspaper El Mundo has published on its online edition today a picture of a gay flag with a white Star of David in the middle.
Esteban Rivera, 2 August 2009

The flag is also shown on a photo from Getty Images, which was published on Daylife website. As can be seen there, it was used at the annual Gay parade in Jerusalem in June 2009.
Tomislav Todorovic, 6 March 2010

image by Tomislav Todorovic, 6 July 2013

The flag variant with the red stripe at the top was used in New York City, at the New York Pride Parade 2010.
Tomislav Todorović, 6 July 2015

The flag is increasingly being used in Israel with purple at the top. A photo from Jerusalem Pride 2011 can be found here:
https://www.alamy.com/an-israeli-carries-a-rainbow-flag-before-the-annual-jerusalem-parade-for-gay-pride-and-tolerance-in-central-jerusalem-july-28-2011-upidebbie-hill-image257484007.html
and one from Jerusalem Pride 2015, here:
https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/72229/mayor-wont-attend-jerusalem-gay-pride-parade-religious-reasons/
while the photos from Jerusalem Pride 2016 can be viewed here:
https://forward.com/fast-forward/425533/dc-dyke-march-bans-jewish-pride-flag/
and here: https://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the-pride-parade-what-are-they-proud-of/2019/07/11/

A photo published in 2016, without any information on place and time, but clearly taken in Israel (note the inscriptions in Hebrew on the buildings in background) is available here:
https://vosizneias.com/2016/05/17/jerusalem-israel-earmarks-extra-funds-for-lgbt-community-and-transgender-hostel/

Another photo, published in 2018, but certainly taken earlier (from the text, it is clear that it could not have been taken at Jerusalem Pride 2018, which was yet to take place several days later), can be seen here:
https://israelb.org/2018/07/road-closures-timetable-pride-parade-in-jerusalem-on-thursday/

Lastly, a video from Tel Aviv Pride 2016, available here: https://www.pond5.com/stock-footage/item/67418640-jewish-man-yarmulke-kippah-rainbow-flag-tel-aviv-israel displays two flags, one with red and the other with purple stripe at the top, being used jointly, thus revealing the design as another "no right side up" LGBT flag.
Tomislav Todorovic, 1 March 2020

image by Tomislav Todorovic, 5 April 2010

The rainbow flag with the national flag of Israel in canton, which was used at the Jerusalem gay pride parade on 2009-06-25, is shown here. The flag employs different shades of blue for the rainbow stripe and for the national flag. The shades of rainbow colors are the same as those on the rainbow flag with white Star of David. The aspect ratio of the flag is about 3:5 and that of the canton is the same as that of the stand-alone national flag, its width being half of the flag width.
Tomislav Todorovic, 5 April 2010

On today's online version of the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, shows a variant of an Israeli gay flag (source: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4240878,00.html)
Esteban Rivera, 20 Jun 2012