Station # 8 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 sign environment was taken that day Click for a larger image
Note that in the list of families the name of the Slovim family appears twice Translation of the text on the sign
The Flag trail
Boxer House and Colony Houses
The Jeremiah Boxer family home on the corner of Tel Aviv and Rothschild streets was built in 1925 by builder Haim Tipper. The place is a meeting point between the first two rows of houses built in Ness Ziona. The house was used for social gatherings and there were festive events of the colony in the 1930s and 1940s. In the spacious living room of the house, concerts were held and hosted by high-ranking guests including British High Commissioner Arthur Wauchope.
Jeremiah Boxer served as the "Muhtar " of the colony in 1924-1947 and was a well-known public figure in the Jewish and Arab communities in the area. In 1840 he was elected head of the colony committee, and in this capacity he worked extensively for the advancement and development of Ness Ziona.
On Rothschild Street were the houses of other well-known figures in the history of the colony, including the slaughterer and pharmacist Shmuel Rufman, Benjamin Yilovsky of the founders of the Binyamin Society, the Panic families, Ben Hillel, Ettinger, Fisher, Slovim, Zalal, Goldman, Koversky, Pechornik, Lando, Slovim, Feldman and Hochberg.
Tel Aviv Street is named after a settler association of that name, which in 1905 determined its seat in Ness Ziona. The street that was first named was Ness Ziona, but prior to Baron Benjamin Edmund Rothschild’s visit to the colony in 1921, the name was changed to "the name of the well-known benevolent, while the name Ness Ziona became the name of the United Colony.