Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Provocative Logo

Star of David shape of the Temple Mount

The Logo of the Temple Mount Movement shows the Temple Mount without the Mosques, and the Hebrew words (see bold letters), which are taken from the Book of Numbers 13:30 call for action:

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, "We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it."

The message of the logo along with the caption provokes to remove the Mosques from the Temple Mount.

The Star of David shape of the Temple Mount appeared already in E.M. Lilien’s Ex Libris made for Prof. Martin Buber, only there the Mosques appear prominently.

The Heart of the Nation

flag, the Star of David heart

The Hebrew words on the sticker says: "the heart boulevards of the nation". Even though I try to skip Israeli flag photos, since they show an independent symbol, I decided to include this one because it combines three symbols: the flag, the Star of David, and the heart. The complete message is: patriotism, love of one’s country.

Photo by Hayim Shtayer
Copyright: Hayim Shtayer 2008

Front of Red Magen David Building, Ashdod, Israel

Star of David is red

Usually I don’t publish photos of Red Magen David, since I focus on the Star of David and the Red Version is a separate symbol, but this time I couldn’t stop myself because the design is so special. In this case not only the Star of David is red – the whole building is RED. It might influence other architects to design Blue Buildings to fit the color of our national emblem.