Gitell.com will be posting from Israel this week. I am here on a trip of journalists sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation. During the 45 minute drive from the airport to Jerusalem, someone pointed out the abundance of the majestic blue and white flag of the State of Israel, which lined the highway in preparation for Israel Independence Day. But the highway was also lined with another flag, a light-blue one with Hebrew lettering on it. What is that flag? I asked. Oh, he answered sheepishly, that was the flag of Israel’s Department of Public Works, which maintains the highways and loves to display its own organizational flag. And I thought that Joe Casazza, the former commissioner of Boston’s Public Works Department, treated the department as his own dominion. At least, they never had their own flag.