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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
image located by Bill Garrison, 23 August 2021
Caption: Two similar but slightly different Zionist flags being carried in Zionist youth march in Tel Hai (Israel, then British Palestine Mandate), 1937. Credit: Lazar Diner / Central Zionist Archives
Bill Garrison, 23 August 2021
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
image by Jaume Ollé
The flag of the Palestine Jews pre-1939, according to the
Jaume Ollé, 11 January 1998
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
image located by Esteban Rivera, 13 September 2022
image located by Esteban Rivera, 13 September 2022
On July 3, 1904, Theodore Herzl passed away in Edlach, a village inside
Reichenau an der Rax, Lower Austria. At his request, his remains were brought to
Israel in 1949 and buried on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, which was named after
him. The coffin was draped in a blue and white pall decorated with a Star of
David circumscribing a Lion of Judah and seven gold stars recalling Herzl's
original proposal for a flag of the Jewish state.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_Herzl). This is an original version
seen in a black and white photograph at the time.
https://images.jpost.com/image/..., source: https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/mystery-solved-missing-herzl-parochet-found-in-kkl-jnf-house-in-tel-aviv-597937). This is a reconstruction version.
Esteban Rivera, 13 September 2022
It seems that the last Israeli flags that showed some
imagination were the Zionist flags which were modified to the national flag, now more than 100 years
old. Almost all of the flags you can see in Israel are
logo-on-bedsheets or a logo replacing the Magen David on
the national flag. Only rarely can you find some imagination, and
mostly in commercial flags. Only two commercial flags are worth
noting. The first is the flag of Delek,
an oil company. The second one was the former flag of Egged.
Dov Gutterman, 23 May 2000
images (merged) located by William Garrison, 28 January 2023
WW1 Zionist cause flag pin badge. Gold print on dark brown field. Obverse: Star of David with centered
Lion of Judah.
Reverse: Star of David with centered inscriptions "ZION" in Hebrew and Latin script.
Picture caption: "These WW1 charity ‘flag day’ fundraising pin badges were sold during the Great War to raise money for a variety of causes; mainly supporting the troops fighting on the various fronts, supporting the war effort, supporting wounded soldiers, widows etc. On Saturday, 5th September 1914, Mrs Morrison (the founder of the World War One flag day movement) launched her first collection of the Great War. 3600 collecting tins were issued, and each collector carried a tray laden with flags. It soon became evident that the sellers – with their red, white and blue scarves, and members of the Boys’ Brigade and Boy Scouts who assisted them, ‘had entirely captured the sympathy of the public’, she said. The extraordinary success of Mrs Morrison’s flag day was widely noticed, and soon ‘received letters from all parts of the country’, she said, ‘asking for information and assistance, as others were anxious to take up the idea, when it was seen how easily large sums could be obtained, by such a simple method. The holding of flag days as a rewarding means of raising money for worthy causes was proved for all to see.’ One of the most worthy of causes was that of raising money through the sale of penny-flags to help British prisoners of war in Germany." (source: ebay.com)
located by William Garrison, 28 January 2023