Here at Jewschool, we’ve had some posts and comments that have been critical of Israel, so it’s only fair that we balance our coverage with some flagwaving. 5.2 metric tons of it.
That’s right, today marked the unfurling of the largest flag in the world, measuring 660 meters by 100 meters. (For the Americans, that means the short side measures one football field).
Filipino entrepreneur and evangelical Christian Grace Galindez-Gupana said she decided two years ago to produce a giant Israeli flag as a testament to her love for Israel and the Jewish people, and as a celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Israel.
“God spoke to me in thunder and lightening,” Galindez-Gupana said. “The Lord said, ‘Make the flag of Israel, the standard of my people.'”
Personally, I think this flag isn’t nearly as tasty as the world’s largest hamentashen, but then again I’m one of those lefties.