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image by Dov Gutterman
Local Council Oranit (meaning of pine) situated on
the western slopes of Semaria Mounts, SE of Petakh Tiqva, north of Rosh HaA'yin, and south of Hod Ha'Sharon and Kefar Saba. It was established in 1983
by a private enterprise by Delta Company and first inhabitated in
1985. It bacame a Local Council in 1990. It has 4,000 inh. Its
name comes from the pine woods in the western side of the Local
The unofficial flag is a logo-on-bedsheet. Here on white but probably used on other backgrounds as well.
Sources: local council website; letter from Mr. Zeev Feldman, its webmaster, 1 September 2001.
Dov Gutterman, 4 September 2001
The emblem of Oranit has not been formally adopted. Israeli
municipalities in areas occupied since 1967 can't register their
emblems. The reason is that those areas are not legally part of
Israel and according to international law they are governed by
decrees of the military commander of the areas. Many Israeli laws
are in force in those municipalities when adopted there by the
military commander, but the Symbols/Emblems
Protection Act of 1974 is not one of them.
Dov Gutterman, 4 September 2001 and 19 January 2003
Oranit got 5,000 inh. (2003) and the emblem show a pine tree
and red roof.
Dov Gutterman, 5 April 2005