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Zionist Flags (Israel)

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Zionist flags on Old Cards

I recently found here postcards showing items from an exhibition entitled Blue-White in Colours that took place in 1996-1997. I assume that the exhibition was about Zionism reflected in postcards, greeting cards, posters etc. Some of the cards have flags on them:

Nahum Shereshevsky, 27 August 1998

Wrong Flag at a Book

image by }eljko Heimer

The book is called "Vrldens huvudstder", which translates to "The capitals of the world". It is also said that the book has a "complete" flag map, which it does not, since it e.g. does not show the flag for Liechtenstein and Manchukuo, even though the capitals of these countries are presented inside the book. Interesting is also the flag for Palestine, virtually the same as the flag for Israel from 1948 (even if the Magen David is black in this picture, but the flags are overall a bit inaccurate).
Elias Granqvist, 22 April 2003

It is not the flag of "Palestine 1938" since in that era it was the british ensigns that should represent the mandate government, while the current Israeli flag (always with blue Magen David) was the flag of the Zionist Federations and the de-facto flag of the Jewish population.
Dov Gutterman, 7 July 2003

Flag in Larousse Dictionary

[Proposal in Larousse]
image by Jaume Ollé

The flag of the Palestine Jews pre-1939, according to the Larousse Dictionary.
Jaume Ollé
, 11 January 1998

Flag in German Newspaper in 1941

I recently bought an atlas from 1932 when I was in Frankfurt, Germany. Inside there was a loose map, entitled Der Nahe Osten (The Near East). The map was from the Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper and printed in 1941. Along the side of the map are short political histories and pictures of flags from the following nations: Egypt, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Iraq, Iran, Yugoslavia, Palestine, Romania, Saudi Arabia, the Soviet Union, Syria, Transjordan and Turkey.
The flag for Palestine is a simple blue over white. Maybe the German paper used that flag and omitted the Jewish symbol?
Roger Moyer
, 9 November 1996