Thursday, March 30, 2006

Flags of the world Star of David

I found interesting information about Stars of David on "flags of the World"  website:


1. First Star of David flag

Dov Gutterman wrote that in 1354 the Jewish community in Prague put the Star of David on its flag and that's the first recorded appearance of a Star of David on a flag.


2. Druze soldiers' Star of David flag

Dov Gutterman wrote that Druze soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have a flag with a white Magen David on a green triangle.


3. Birobidzhan Jewish Autonomous Region Star of David flag

Muhamed Mesic wrote that one of his friends saw a strange flag hanging from the windows in Birobidzhan, and it includes a Magen David in the center.


4. Proposed Jewish Flag for Sweden

Natan Zlotnik designed a yellow badge on a blue background and expressed his wish to fly it at Jewish holidays.


Tzav Pius

Tzav Pius is an organization that tries to avoid civil war in Israel. They started acting in 1996 after Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination. Their "flag Campaign" shows the two blue triangles that compose the Star of David on the Israeli flag while they are apart, and they have a film in which the two blue triangles get back to their original places. 
The graphic concept is so similar to my thaumatrope that many people asked me whether I helped make this film. In fact I contacted the Tzav Pius offices in Jerusalem and offered they use my film about the thaumatrope but they said they didn't find it useful for their campaign.