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Red-white. Logo from the High
Quality Football Logos website. Hapoel Tel-Aviv was
established in 1923. It won 13 championships and 12 cups. It also
was Asia champion in 1967. Official website at <www.hapoelta.com>.
Dov Gutterman, 18 October 2001
image by David Steinberg
Hapoel sports club was created in the 1920's as a workers'
sports club, in the model of Soviet workers clubs, and is up to
date one of Israel's major sport clubs, with clubs in every city.
The flag is an uncommon arrangement of the hammer and sickle,
with the silhouette of a worker. It has the inscription HAPOEL (The
Worker in Hebrew). It is widely used in stadiums with the
red and white colors of the club, with supporters disregarding
the political meaning of the symbol. Perhaps the unusual design
facilitates the denial of the socialist past of the club a
fact which is not lost on the opposing groups' fans who yell "communists!"
at the Hapoel supporters.
David Steinberg, 13 March 2002
Hapoel was part of the Histadrut,
the workers federation. Each club had a socialist-type flag with
the emblem and inscriptions in gold over red. The flag above is
the modern football fan flag of Hapoel Tel-Aviv. I remember the "communists"
shouts in my childhood but not in the last twenty years or so.
Most Hapoel clubs are now owned by private firms. They usually
have modern logos and flags like the one above are usually kind
of unofficial fan flags.
Dov Gutterman, 22 March 2002
image by Mark Sensen
The Israeli national flag is used by
sport fans as a basis to fan flags. Hapoel "Keter"
Tel-Aviv Football Club fans change blue to red to match the team
colours (red-white). Source: photograph in Ma'ariv
newspaper, 5 December 2001.
Dov Gutterman, 5 December 2001