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Black Flag Movement (Israel)

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Introduction

Since 2019 the Israeli "Black Flag Movement" has sought the removal from office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Bill Garrison, 9 January 2021


Description

image located by Bill Garrison, 9 January 2021

source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/04/israel-benjamin-netanyahu-benny-gantz-knesset-black-flag.html
Protesters wearing masks wave Israeli and black flags as a sign of protest, during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's caretaker government, accusing it of undemocratic measures, outside the Knesset in Jerusalem, March 25, 2020.
Bill Garrison, 9 January 2021

image located by Bill Garrison, 9 January 2021

The second photo shows a different black flag with white lettering in Hebrew.
Anti-Netanyahu protesters at Havatzelet Hasharon Junction, Saturday, December 12, 2020.
source: https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/black-fag-movement-to-gantz-time-has-come-to-replace-netanyahu-651899
Bill Garrison, 9 January 2021

I am not so certain that this is really a flag - could be just a demonstration poster. However, note also the pink flags carried by some of the protesters, seemingly plain, but there's another photo in the same page:
https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/black-fag-movement-to-gantz-time-has-come-to-replace-netanyahu-651899, which reveals a black inscription on yellow background, diagonally oriented (a label, perhaps) in top fly corner:
https://images.jpost.com/image/upload/f_auto,fl_lossy/t_Article2016_ControlFaceDetect/467874

More photos of pink flags, also plain:
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-anti-netanyahu-protests-resume-as-thousands-take-to-streets-across-israel-1.9277285
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-anti-netanyahu-protesters-mark-six-months-of-weekly-demonstrations-1.9385078
https://www.alamy.com/in-a-futile-attempt-to-stop-the-mounting-protests-against-the-illegality-of-a-prime-minister-facing-3-charges-of-bribery-and-corruption-and-his-bloated-and-corrupt-government-and-ministers-israeli-prime-minister-benjamin-bibi-netanyahu-has-imposed-a-unnecessary-countrywide-lockdown-limiting-mobility-to-1000-meters-from-residence-this-lockdown-has-had-the-opposite-effect-as-hundreds-of-smaller-demonstrations-have-broken-out-at-every-major-junction-and-over-every-bridge-and-overpass-and-virtually-every-city-square-the-israeli-police-as-ordered-are-doing-their-utmost-to-prevent-these-de-image382983761.html

https://www.alamy.com/29-sep-2020-anti-corruption-protest-against-prime-minister-netanyahu-in-front-of-the-knesset-israeli-house-of-elected-hundreds-of-vehicles-climbed-their-way-to-jerusalem-for-the-last-day-in-which-protests-are-legal-in-israel-during-the-protest-an-update-to-the-covid-19-certification-act-was-made-which-calls-that-protests-would-only-be-allowed-1k-away-from-the-citizens-residence-this-act-which-was-explained-as-an-emergency-covid-19-act-is-mostly-limiting-the-rights-of-the-non-orthodox-society-in-israel-during-a-wave-of-massive-protests-in-front-of-prime-minister-netanyahus-residen-image378201039.html

https://www.alamy.com/jerusalem-israel-september-29-a-protester-dressed-in-a-busty-cartoon-costume-holds-a-placard-which-reads-democracy-was-here-in-front-of-the-israeli-parliament-during-a-demonstration-over-legislation-restricting-protests-amid-a-nationwide-lockdown-aimed-at-curbing-the-coronavirus-pandemic-on-september-29-2020-in-jerusalem-israel-the-israeli-parliament-approved-changes-to-the-coronavirus-law-that-would-limit-protests-against-prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahu-demanding-his-resignation-over-his-indictment-on-corruption-charges-and-handling-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-image377184968.html

https://www.alamy.com/29-sep-2020-anti-corruption-protest-against-prime-minister-netanyahu-in-front-of-the-knesset-israeli-house-of-elected-hundreds-of-vehicles-climbed-their-way-to-jerusalem-for-the-last-day-in-which-protests-are-legal-in-israel-during-the-protest-an-update-to-the-covid-19-certification-act-was-made-which-calls-that-protests-would-only-be-allowed-1k-away-from-the-citizens-residence-this-act-which-was-explained-as-an-emergency-covid-19-act-is-mostly-limiting-the-rights-of-the-non-orthodox-society-in-israel-during-a-wave-of-massive-protests-in-front-of-prime-minister-netanyahus-residen-image378196324.html and of a pink flag with black inscription, possibly the same as the white inscription on black flag/poster in William's image:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-undeterred-by-stormy-weather-anti-netanyahu-protests-continue-1.9321184

Plain pink flag is currently presented at the FOTW-ws as an LGBT symbol, with no verified use in Israel, where it is now clearly used in a different capacity.

Several photos of plain pink flags and one photo of a pink flag/poster with black inscription, identical typeface as in William's image:
https://fr.timesofisrael.com/18e-semaine-des-rassemblements-anti-netanyahu-dans-tout-le-pays

More photos of pink flags and a pink poster with the said inscription in black:
https://www.alamy.com/israelis-protest-against-israeli-prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahus-alleged-corruption-and-the-economic-hardship-stemming-from-the-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-crisis-amid-israels-second-nationwide-lockdown-in-tel-aviv-israel-october-8-2020-reutersamir-cohen-image381002242.html

https://www.alamy.com/2102020-tel-aviv-israel-protest-against-prime-minister-netanyahu-and-second-coronavirus-lockdown-early-stages-of-the-protest-in-which-hundreds-were-marching-in-tel-aviv-streets-calling-bibi-netanyahu-to-resign-the-pink-flags-symbolize-the-weakened-populations-grace-empathy-had-become-the-youth-symbol-of-what-they-see-as-the-revolution-image379766007.html

Tomislav Todorovic, 9 January 2021

image located by Bill Garrison, 9 January 2021

The third bottom photo shows a black-white Israeli flag instead of the usual blue-white national flag.
Protesters wave a black flag, an Israeli flag and an Israeli flag with the colors inverted, outside the Knesset in Jerusalem on March 19, 2020.
source: https://www.timesofisrael.com/demonstrators-protest-knesset-closure-scuffle-with-police-in-jerusalem/
Bill Garrison, 9 January 2021