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Even Yehuda (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Even Yehuda, Local Council of Even Yehuda

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[Local Council of Even-Yehuda (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 13th November 1958

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Local Council Even Yehuda (meaning Juda's stone) is situated in the centre of the Sharon region SE of Netanya, west of Road #4 and east of Road #2. It was founded in 1932 and named after Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, who revived the Hebrew language in the 19th century. Pop. 9,400.
I visited the Local Council and obtained a good look at the flag, a desk flag showing a green municipal emblem on white and a copy of the municipal emblem. The unofficial flag is the municipal emblem on orange, this being the Sharon region colour. The emblem shows an orange tree, a water tower, a rooster and furrels, all evidence to the agricultural past of this Local Council. The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), YP 633, 13 November 1958.
Sources: author's own observation, 6 September 2001; desk flag; emblem; this webpage.
Dov Gutterman
, 9 September 2001

Even Yehuda was established in 1932 by members of "Bnei Benyamin" organization. Since it was ten years to the departing of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda,whose son, Itamar Ben-AVI, was one of the founders of "Bnei Benyamin" organization, it was decided to name the new settlement "Yehudia". However, after they found out that there is an Arabic village with this name, they decided to change it to Even Yehuda.
The local council was formed in 1947 and included also the two nearby settlements of Be'er Ganim and Tel-Zur (both also est. in 1932).
At the official site, there is a photo showing the orange flag.
Source: Even Yehuda official site.
Dov Gutterman, 5 April 2005