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Israel - Flag Contest 1948: proposals with eight stars

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Keywords: stars: 8 | stars: 7 (yellow) | star: 6 points (red outlined) | stars: 8 (yellow) | star: 6 points (yellow outlined) | stripes: 13 (white-blue) | canton (star) | stars: 7 (red) | wreath (red) | lions: 2 (proper) |
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Proposal no.62 by Yedidya Refaeli (two proposals)

[1948 proposal no.62a (Israel)]      [1948 proposal no.62b (Israel)]
images both by Thanh-Tâm Lê
Click here for the original image from the Centre of Educational Technology.

Proposal no.62 (two proposals) by Yedidya Refaeli (then aged 15).

Dov Gutterman, February 1999


Proposal no.63 by Reuven Rubin

[1948 proposal no.63 (Israel)]
image by Thanh-Tâm Lê
Click here for the original image from the Centre of Educational Technology.

Proposals no.63, no.64 and no.66 were by artist Reuven Rubin.

Dov Gutterman, February 1999


Proposal no.65, anonymous

[1948 proposal no.65 (Israel)]
image by Thanh-Tâm Lê
Click here for the original image from the Centre of Educational Technology.

This one appears as unknown designer in the site. However you may notice the resemblance to the Reuven Rubin proposals that were already posted.

Dov Gutterman, 3 March 1999


Proposal no.66 by Reuven Rubin

[1948 proposal no.66 (Israel)]
image by Thanh-Tâm Lê
Click here for the original image from the Centre of Educational Technology.


Proposal no.68 by Joachim Shniblag

[1948 proposal no.68 (Israel)]
image by Thanh-Tâm Lê
Click here for the original image from the Centre of Educational Technology.

Any info if this logo was affiliated with any specific group or party in Israeli society? I know many of the Zionist founding fathers were socialists, and this flag has a very Marxist flavor to me...

Joshua Fruhlinger, 19 February 1999

No information about that in the Centre of Educational Technology site, but you are probably right. The 'Provisional Government' of Israel which was the governing body until the first elections included members who came mostly from socialist parties. The leading party was Israel Land Workers Party (MAPAI) which after some unifications and distributions is today's Israel Labour Party which was in power in 1948-1977 and 1992-1996. The Freedom Movement (Kherut) which also after some unifications is today's Likud Party was a rival fraction in 1948 and therefore had no part in the 'Provisional Government'.

Dov Gutterman, 19 February 1999


Proposal no.70, anonymous

[1948 proposal no.70 (Israel)]
image by Thanh-Tâm Lê
Click here for the original image from the Centre of Educational Technology.

I assumed that the stars would be better on a half-circle than on a triangle (it is hard to tell which was the original idea), and that they were all identical, 6-pointed stars — note that the original drawing has one 7-pointed star.

Thanh-Tâm Lê, 6 March 1999