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Yavne (Israel)

Iriyat Yavne, Municipality of Yavne

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[Municipality of Yavne (Israel)]
image by Dov Gutterman | 2:3
Emblem adopted 3rd January 1991

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Yavne is situated in the shore plain, 8 km NW to Rehovot and south to Tel Aviv on road 40. Named after the ancient city of Yavne or Yavne'el (Joshua 15:1-11). Est. 1949. Pop. 30,000. In my visit there was only the national flag on the city hall.
The municipal emblem was published in the official gazette (Rashumot), 'Publications Gazette' section (Yalkut HaPirsumim), YP 3831, 3 January 1991, replacing the previous one of the Local Council Yavne (YP 854, 15 June 1961).
Source: author's own observation, 29 September 2001.
Dov Gutterman
, 24 October 2001

The desk flag is white with emblem. Mr Ezra Bar, City Purchasing Manager wrote me on 24 October 2001 (my translation):

The emblem tells Yavne's story in the perspective of time:
The upper part symbolizes its past, the "Yavne and its wise people" era.
The central part symbolizes the wheels of work and industry.
The bottom part symbolizes the emphasis in the education area (shape of open book).
The motto powers the present, aims to the future and emphasises the past.

The emblem colours are orange and blue but are sometimes reversed.
Dov Gutterman
, 13 November 2001

Yavne was established in 1949 and named after the ancient town of Yavne, the center for the Jewish cultural life after the ruin of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. For about 60 years Yavne was the Jewish center until the Jewish rebellion of 132.
During the Crusaders era it was a fortified city named Ibblin. More information in English at <>.
Photos of a light blue flag are at <>, and I also observe light blue flags while visiting the ciry. It seems that this color adopted as the city color.
Dov Gutterman, 21 April 2005