Friday, August 31, 2007

Si Vous Le Voulez

herzl magen david I’m proud to present to you the following postcard, which is one of the most exciting artifacts I published since the beginning of my blog.

Photo of Star of David on the Zionist flag with Herzls' famous slogan: if you’ll want it - it wouldn’t be a legend, is courtesy of Steven Weiss who wrote to me:
The postcard was collected by my grandfather Benny Swartzberg sometime between 1910 and 1920.
The slogan appears in German, Hebrew and French (there were times when English wasn’t the language of the world).
Pay attention to the white color of the Star of David which shows that when the postcard was made the flag didn’t have its ultimate design, as we know it today. In other words: the testimonies about the origin of the Israeli flag needs to be checked again!

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