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Yemenite Chabadnik Paints Gigantic Flag Seen from Jordan (Video)

Take 740 gallons paint, let a Yemenite Chabadnik work day and night for three weeks and – presto – see a huge Israel flag display in Eilat that can be seen from Jordan.
One of the world's largest flag displays at the Navy base in Eilat, painted by a Yemenite Chabadnik artist

One of the world's largest flag displays at the Navy base in Eilat, painted by a Yemenite Chabadnik artist
Photo Credit: YouTubeScreenshot: Erev Erev

Jordanians across from Eilat have a new view of Israel today, hours before the beginning of Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, thanks to the work of Yemenite Chabadnik Roni Pilo who has painted a gigantic flag on an Eilat Navy hangar that covers almost an entire acre.

The display of the flag can be seen clearly from the Jordanian shore and cities across from the Gulf.

Pilo worked for three weeks, day and night, to finish the work in time for Memorial Day on Monday night and Tuesday, followed by Yom Ha’atzmaut.

The idea was the brainchild of Eilat Mayor Meir Yitzchak HaLevi, and work was carried out with the help of contributions from the French Jewish community and Tambour Paint Company, which donated 740 gallons of paint.

Pilo used special techniques to utilize light and shade and mixed six different shades of blue and six hues of white to make the flag display appear as if it is 3-D and moving on the hangar at the Israeli Navy base.

Mayor HaLevi said he came up with the idea to improve the aesthetics of the huge hangar.

He said there was no intention to irritate anyone, especially the Arabs across the waters. “We are not here to annoy anyone,” he said in a statement quoted by the Yediot Acharonot newspaper.

“Wherever the flag can be seen, that is all the better,” he added. “We have no reason to apologize for that. Displaying the flag permanently in Eilat, an international tourist and sports city that hosts 3 million people a year from Israel and the entire world, demonstrates our national pride and love for the country.

Navy base commander Ilan Mintz said, “There is nothing more symbolic the day before Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers…than a strong and loving embrace.”

The base will be open to visitors on Yom Ha’atzmaut.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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9 Responses to “Yemenite Chabadnik Paints Gigantic Flag Seen from Jordan (Video)”

  1. Jacob Alperin-Sheriff says:

    This is bull. I was expecting a big yellow flag from the title.

  2. Gil Gilman says:

    Jacob, you had better go back to your axioms, postulates and corollaries then, and discover where your erroneous assumptions lie. From the title I expected exactly what was presented.

  3. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    !

    What more need be said!

  4. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    Nice work!

  5. Arie's Pragmatic Politics says:

    NOW WE AWAIT: obama and the ottomans will join the Jordanian "Palestinians" in declaring this a "provocation" and a "hostile act."

  6. Emet Sheva says:

    Good that Jordanians and other Gulfers can see it – better get used to what their flag will look like some day ;-).

  7. Mary Hale says:

    God bless Israel..wave on Oh glorious flag..

  8. Debbie Gold Hadar says:

    Why? Are you colorblind, or do you have difficulties reading?

  9. THE ARTIST PAINTER: I am not Yemenite my moder is marocan and my dad South American my name is roni pellow not pilo.

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