Station # 3 on the Ness Ziona Flag trail, a route that describes historical points in the history of Ness Ziona.
Raising the Israeli flag for the first time after which the route is named, plays an important role in Ness Ziona’s legacy, the flag appears in the city’s emblem, and even the city’s house numbers contain this motif Click for sign's details
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The site that the sign points to was taken that day Click for a larger image
On the wall is the phrase "Set up a standard toward Zion; put yourselves under covert, stay not" Jeremiah Chapter 4,6 Click for a larger image
And underneath is a sign with the essence of the narrator on the sign of the flag track:
I swear! "If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill":
This oath was said by Michael Halperin at a historic event in which the first Hebrew flag was raised in Israel.
The blue and white flag in the center of it stands in the Star of David gold and the name of the settlement: Ness Ziona - a name that most symbolized the Jewish people’s desire for its own state
(1 January 1891) Click for a larger image
In the center of Halperin Square named after Michal Halperin stands a statue depicting the flag raising Click for sign's details Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Translation of the text on the sign
The Flag trail
National Flag Lifting Site
On January 1, 1891, Wadi El Hanin residents celebrated the "triple joy" holiday - the dedication of the "Joint House", the celebration of circumcision to Ben Carmi, the eldest son of Aaron Eisenberg, and the laying of the cornerstone for Michael Halperin and the "Colony of Workers" next to it.
A large crowd gathered to celebrate the event under the strawberry tree in the "Shared House" courtyard, which included representatives from Judea’s colonies, guests from Jaffa, leaders of the Jewish community and members of the Hovavi Zion movement.
In the midst of the festivities, Suddenly broke into a center above the revelers Michael Halperin riding his horse. He skipped the fire, drew his sword, struck his right hand and swore, "If I forget you, Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill."
To the cheers of the audience, Halperin took off from his coat a white flag, along with two blue stripes, with a blue Star of David in the center. The banner, bearing the inscriptions "Ness Ziona" in gold letters on one of the stripes, was hoisted up and the celebrants burst out with cries: "Long live the Hebrew flag".
It was the first hoist in the Jewish people’s history of the Jewish flag, later adopted by the Zionist Congress and recognized in 1948 as the official flag of the State of Israel.