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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