A picture posted from the Larousse French dictionary of 1939 shows that the flag of Palestine has a visibly Jewish origin. 

A picture of the flag of Palestine reported to be found in the appendix of a Larousse French dictionary in 1939 is circulating. The flag, as pointed out by the factualisrael.com site, contains the Star of David, a universally recognized Jewish symbol that is also engraved in the State of Israel’s blue-and-white flag.

This is certain to surprise many. The biased media would have one believe that the Jewish people “occupied” the land, brutally expelling and murdering the “Palestinians” who were there.

This flag – besides archaeological evidence – is another clear indication that the Land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people, and this fact was widely known for centuries. In fact, in 1917, in the famous Balfour Declaration, British Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour declared his government’s support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in what was then called Palestine.

(Known as Judea since biblical times, the land was renamed Palestina by Roman King Hadrian 2,000 years ago in order to erase any Jewish historical claim. There was never a Palestinian state.)

The land of Israel was mostly barren for centuries before the modern Zionist movement, as testified by famous 19th-century American author Mark Twain, who wrote about his travel to Palestine in Innocents Abroad:

“There was hardly a tree or a shrub anywhere…. A desolation is here that not even imagination can grace with the pomp of life and action. We reached Tabor safely. We never saw a human being on the whole route…. There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent – not for 30 miles in either direction. …One may ride 10 miles (16 km) hereabouts and not see 10 human beings.” …these unpeopled deserts, these rusty mounds of barrenness…”

The modern Palestinian nation was invented by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); the majority of Arabs living in Israel, including the PA-administered territories, hail from surrounding lands. As the saying goes, when a lie is repeated often enough, it becomes fact, and the fact is that PLO founder and arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat was born in Cairo, not in “Palestine.”

Jewish Occupation of Israel

It should be noted that more than 4,000 years of world history cannot and should not be denied, no matter how much some people may want to revise history. Israel is the rightful home of the Jewish people. There has always been a Jewish presence in the land, even under the harshest of conditions.

So when did the first purchase of land happen in Israel? Anyone with a copy of the Torah or who looks in a Bible will see that Abraham purchased the cave of Machpela in Hebron to bury his beloved wife Sarah. When the Jewish people returned from slavery, we came to the land and made it our home. Even during periods when Jews were expelled from the land, the people yearned to return. In fact, the land of Israel is closely tied in with the daily Jewish prayers.

In recent days, there has been severe criticism of Israel for building homes in the capital city of Jerusalem. We have a petition that we strongly urge everyone to sign, showing that Jerusalem belongs to Israel exclusively. Calling the Jewish people “settlers” in their own land is both false and ridiculous.

Author: United with Israel Staff