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Israeli flagsIsrael news photo: Flash 90

Minister of Culture and Sport MK Miri Regev (Likud) is formulating a new initiative requiring all institutions and facilities that were built using state funding to fly the flag of Israel. 

According to the initiative, Israeli flags are to be flown in soccer stadiums, gymnasiums, theaters and cultural institutions.

The proposal will apply to buildings and facilities that were built directly by government agencies as well as the ones built by Mifal Hapayis (lottery) and Toto (Israel Sports Betting Board), thus including Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium and Doha Stadium in Sakhnin.

"Israel’s Memorial Day and 68th Independence Day require us to maintain the values of the state and its symbols," said Regev.

"It cannot be that erecting the flag in cultural institutions and sports facilities built by the state will be at the discretion of another person. Institutions that Israel builds need to proudly wave the flag."