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Beit Jann (Israel)

Mo'atza Mekomit Beit Jann, Majles Beit Jann Al-Makhaly

Last modified: 2007-06-23 by dov gutterman
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[Local Council of Bet Jann, variant 1 (Israel)]
all images by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 28th September 1967

[Local Council of Bet Jann, variant 2 (Israel)]

[Local Council of Bet Jann, variant 3 (Israel)]

[Local Council of Bet Jann, variant 4 (Israel)]

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Local Council Beit Jann is situated on ha'Ari and Miron Mounts in the Upper Galilee, 15 km NE to Karmiel, and is probably the highest (ASL) local authority in Israel. Established in the 11th century and a Local Council since 1964. Pop: 8,800, all Druze. In my visit in this beautiful mountainous village I spotted various municipal flags:

  • green emblem on red-orange field, no inscription
  • red emblem on yellow field, no inscription
  • yellow emblem on green field, no inscription
  • green emblem on white field, Hebrew inscription above and Arabic inscription below

The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut ha'Pirsumim), YP 1396, 28 September 1967.
Source: author's own observation, 2 October 2001.
Dov Gutterman
, 24 October 2001

The first Druze arrived to Beit Jann in the 18th Century. The origin of the name is unknown (one source suggest that it came from Janna [Garden]). In the village there is an holy Druze grave (Nabi Bha'a al-Din).
Sources: <> , <>.
Dov Gutterman, 9 April 2005