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  אייר 1, 5776 , 09/05/16

Miri Regev wants to require gov-funded facilities to fly flags

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (Likud) has instructed the director of her office to put together a proposal requiring facilities that receive government funding to fly an Israeli flag from their building.

Thus, for example, soccer pitches, theaters and cultural centers which were built with public money, whether directly or from lottery money, will be required to display Israeli flags, whether they are in Jewish or Arab areas.

"Israel's 68th Independence Day and Memorial Day require us to uphold the country's values and symbols," she said. "It's not reasonable that displaying a flag on cultural centers and sports facilities which were build by the government should be left to the discretion of individuals. Institutions build by Israel should fly the flag with pride."

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