[Nov 26]MASADA, Israel--The record for the world's largest flag
now belongs to an Israeli banner produced by a Filipino evangelical
The huge blue and white flag, measuring 2,165
feet long and 330 feet wide and weighing 5.7 tons, breaks the record
for the world's largest, according to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.
The flag was unfurled Sunday beneath the ancient Jewish
desert fortress of Masada.
Filipino entrepreneur 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
"God spoke to me in thunder and lightning," Galindez-Gupana
said. "The Lord said, 'Make the flag of Israel, the standard of
my people.'" "This is a tall order," she said, breaking down in
The Israeli flag was accompanied by a giant Philippines
flag — huge, but not quite as big. It weighed about 4.2 tons.
Large stones anchored both flags as they billowed
in the desert winds.
There are about 31,000 Filipinos in Israel, most of
whom are foreign workers, said Gilberto Asuque, consul general of
the Philippine Embassy in Israel.
"This flag expresses the friendship between the
Philippines and the state of Israel, and also the friendship between
Jewish and Christian communities," said Shaul Zemach, director of
the Israeli Ministry of Tourism.
The second largest flag in the world would be
“Super flag”, with the size of one football field.
Nov 26, 2007
Legendary Jewish Fortress, Israel
Peter O'Toole and Peter Strauss star in the Emmy
Award-winning mini-series abo...ut the Romans' siege of the Jewish
fortress at Masada. In first century A.D., Flavius Silva (Peter
O'Toole), commander in Roman Palestine, leads his forces in combat
against the remaining Jewish Zealots who have taken refuge in the
seemingly impregnable fortress of Masada.
There, the engineering and military might of Rome faces
the passion and ingenuity of Eleazar Ben Yair (Peter Strauss) and
his people. Based on the novel "The Antagonists" by Ernest K. Gann,
this 4-part mini-series was shot on location in Israel. This six-hour
epic is now available for the first time ever on DVD. Product Details: