The Arab Revolt flag of had been intended for a united state encompassing the present-day countries of Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories, and Jordan. Its black, green, and white stripes and red triangle represented Arab dynasties. In the order of its stripes was changed to black, white, and green to improve visibility, and the non-Jewish people of the region who were primarily Arab and Muslim unofficially adopted this as their flag.
As Cabinet ministers and prominent left-wing activists proclaimed a new era of peace and praised Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the Arab supporters of Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat took to the streets in the West Bank, flashing victory signs and portraits of a leader who is struggling to win approval for the plan from fellow Palestinians. We can smile now and the dancing will come later. Dayan, the daughter of former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, has met twice with Arafat this year, and security around the PLO leader was beefed up in Tunisia after she warned Arafat on Friday that Israeli intelligence had learned of a plot to assassinate him.
Now they face uncertain prospects. In lateGeorge W. Bush was absorbed by his War on Terror and his subsequent invasion of Iraq.
In East Jerusalem, the city Palestinians claim as the capital of their future state, waving the Palestinian national flag is becoming verboten. Over the past year, activists have noticed an increase in police attempts to confiscate the flags during demonstrations across the city. The latest example came earlier this month, during a protest against the eviction of the Sabag and Hamad families from their homes in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. At first, it almost seems like some kind of game; the protesters appear bemused, as if they know they are actors in some kind of bizarre political theater.
Israel ended its 27 years of occupation of this West Bank town Friday and handed the area over to the Palestine Liberation Organization, the first step in what is meant to become a broader withdrawal from the region as it becomes self-governing. To the cheers of hundreds of townspeople, Palestinian police hoisted in its place the Palestinian flag--stripes of black, white and green, intersected by a red triangle--and it waved briskly in the desert wind. Jericho quickly took on a festive air it has rarely known for a generation.
A Palestinian waves a flag near a destroyed section of the border wall between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. Palestinian officials claimed over the weekend that Hamas was seeking to establish a separate Palestinian entity in the Gaza Strip. The officials also claimed that Hamas was negotiating with Israel about its plan to turn the Gaza Strip into a separate Palestinian entity.
Palestinian Flag. I understand why Camp Solomon Schechter flew a Palestinian flag when welcoming the Palestinian- Jewish dialogue group kids4peace this summer. Such lovely outreach moments are political crack cocaine for liberal American Jews.
This flag is derived from the Pan-Arab colors and is used to represent the State of Palestine and the Palestinian people. It was first adopted on 28 May by the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The flag is almost identical to that of the Hashemite Kingdom of Hejazwhich is the western portion of the Arabian peninsulaand the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party both use a ratio as opposed to the Palestine's as well as the short-lived Arab Federation of Iraq and Jordan which had an equilateral triangle at the hoist.
An attempt to present an internationalist perspective on the current situation in the West Bank, following Israel's attack on the Gaza Strip. Now, I am in favor of anyone being able to present any kind of flag or no flag at any time. But one should ask what purpose a Palestinian former PLO flag would serve.
The Khawarij were the first Islamic group to emerge after the assassination of Caliph Uthman III, forming the first republican party in the early days of Islam. Their symbol was the red flag. Arab tribes who participated in the conquest of North Africa and Andalusia carried the red flag, which became the symbol of the Islamic rulers of Andalusia