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Surprise! Look what the 1939 Palestinian flag looked like

Mark Bernadiner, PhD., sent this article to the Heritage.

This is a photo of a page from the Larousse French dictionary from 1939. In the appendix it lists all the then current flags of the world in alphabetical order. You'll notice that for Germany at that time the flag was the Nazi one replete with Zwastika, which proves that this was printed before 1945.

Now, alphabetically, look for the Palestinian flag. Yes, there is one. What does it look like? Surprised? Oh, but you thought (Mandate Jewish) Palestine was an Islamic Arab-, Turkish-, Circassian Sovereign State that the bad Jews took over, right?


From 1920-1948 a ( class 'A' Mandate) State of Palestine existed as per international law but it was, as all of its major institutions, Jewish. Until the 1960s, the name "Palestine" resonated as something Jewish to people's ears. The 4,000-year-old Jewish homeland or "Land of Israel" or the "Holy Land" were all synonymous.

The British as legal Mandatory over the Mandate managed or mismanaged the state partially with Jewish Auxilary until Jews regained official sovereignty in 1948, by declaring independence.


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