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image from Yedioth Akharonot
Local Council Bet Dagan is named after an ancient city that
was located in the area of the tribe of Juda. Its strategic
position just next to the junction of the (old) main road Jaffa -
Jerusalem and the road to Rishon LeZion, Rehovot and to the
south, made it a battle zone during the Independence War. After
the paving of highways 1 (to Jerusalem) and highway 4 (to the
South), its lost its importance and the currant small town (est.
1948, Local Council since 1953) have only 5,000 inh. The junction
is still there (and still there are the traffic jams in the
mornings) as well the Mandate era police fort which saw many
battles in 1948 (now used by the Highway Police). Next to it you
may find also the main meteorological station of Israel.
I visited this town twice and didn't saw any flag. I saw the emblem which was never published .
To my aid came today sport section of the daily Yedioth Akharonot, which, as any Thursday, had a piece of an unknown team from the lower leagues. This time the piece was about "Bet Dagan Municipal F.C" of the 5th league, and in the photo there were the players with three the Local Council flag which is green emblem on Yellow.
Official website at <www.beitdagan.muni.il>.
Dov Gutterman, 10 March 2005
The Volcani Center, located in Bet Dagan and belonging to ARO
(Agriculture Research Organization), is a world-renowned research
center. I guess that the meteorological station is operated by
Ivan Sache, 22 March 2005
No. The Agriculture Center is named after Yitzhak
Elazeri-Vulcani, one of the first agriculture researchers and the
founder of an agriculture research station in Tel-Aviv in 1921
which became in 1940 into the Hebrew University's Faculty of
Agriculture (now situated in Rehovot).
The Israeli Meteorological Service, whose center in near Bet Dagan belongs and oparated by the Ministry of Transportation. Source: <www.ims.gov.il>.
Dov Gutterman, 23 March 2005