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The Moroccan Flag, Before the Nazi’s Rewrote History

By David Landau


Did you know that before the Nazi era the star on the Moroccan flag was the David Star? Probably not!

Moroccan Jews (Arabic: اليهود المغاربة, Hebrew : יהדות מרוקו) are the Jews who live or lived in the area of North Africa known as Morocco. The first Jews migrated to this area after the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem and settled among the Berbers. They were later met by a second wave of migration from the Iberian peninsula in the period immediately preceding and following the 1492 Alhambra Decree, when the Jews were expelled from kingdoms of Spain and Portugal. This second immigration wave deeply modified Moroccan jewry, who largely embraced the Andalusian Sephardic liturgy, making the Moroccan Jews switch to a mostly Sephardic identity.

At its peak in the 1940s, Morocco’s Jewish population exceeded 250,000. Today, there is a vibrant community in Morocco which counts approximately 2,000-2,500 Jews, while in Israel they constitute the second-largest Jewish community (approximately 1 million), but they constitute only the third largest Moroccan diaspora after France and Spain. Moroccan Jews and their descendants can now be found primarily in France, Spain, Israel, Canada, the United States and Venezuela.

The Nazi’s burned many books and with the help of all Western Nations have worked very hard in the last century in-order to turn the Muslims against the Jews.

But some proof still remains:

Here is a Larousse French Dictionary/Encyclopedia from 1934, have a look at the flag of Palestine too:
This is an equivalent representation of the flag chart found in Nouveau Petit Larousse Illustré, 1924. Unlike the flags depicted here, the original chart shows them all at a 2:3 proportion and uses only 8 uniform shades (white, black, red, yellow, blue, green, orange and indigo). Some of the flags were obsolete in 1924; however they also appear in the 1935 edition of the dictionary.

But on in the 1939 Nazi era Larousse edition as shown in the previous article about the Palestine Flag in 1939 does not feature the Star of David but the current 5 pointed star.

On the Arabic Wikipedia Page of the Football Club Atletico Tetouan, Morocco. You can find this:

“Morocco flag in the seventeenth century, which symbolizes the top of the state were some of the slogans club formerly containing the Star of David , and see to it that the former flag of Morocco it contains a hexagonal star before it is replaced by an asterisk in the current five-year science early twentieth century.”

And a  cover of a famous Magazine (football history in Spain) Historia del futbol Espanol that shows that the emblem of Club Atletico Tetouan contains Star of David.

Moroccan 4 Falus coin, dated AH 1290 (1873/4 CE).

This I have found on the Wikipedia page of Moulay Muhammad ibn Abd al-Rahman, also known as Muhammad IV (1830 in Fez – 16 September 1873 in Fez) (Arabic: محمد الرابع‎) was the Sultan of Morocco from 1859 to 1873. He was a member of the Alaouite dynasty.

And also on the Wikipedia page of the Moroccan Falus, The falus was a bronze/copper currency of Morocco.

Minted between 1672–1901, denominations of ¼, ½, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 falus are recorded in the Standard Catalogue.

More flags, that managed to make it past the propaganda:

On the Spanish Protectorate of Morocco (1912-1956) page we find the following flags.

Square canton variant

According to Lux-Wurm’s book [lux01], in the Spanish zone the civil ensign was red with asquare green canton charged with a white Magen David.
Ivan Sache, 15 Jun 2003

Caliph’s personal flag

In Neubecker’s Flaggenbuch [neu92] the Caliph’s Standard is a green square flag with yellow hexagram (ratio: 1:1).
Željko Heimer, 12 Jun 2002

Grand Vizir’s personal flag

In Neubecker’s Flaggenbuch [neu92] the Grand Vezir’s Standard is a red square flag with black hexagram (i.e., same as the Caliph’s flag, but in different colours; ratio: 1:1).
Željko Heimer, 12 Jun 2002

On the Rif Region page we find the following flags.

Green emblem centered

Design according to [ivaXX].
Mark Sensen, 6 Jun 1996

Ivanow reported the same flag, but in proportions 2:3 and with a green crescent and Magen David.
Ivan Sache, 15 Jun 2003

The flag of the Rif Republic as depicted in Banderas issue #1, drawn by Eduardo Panizo, is quite different from the one in Znamierowski 1999]. The one in Banderas looks like the above and was made according to an original captured flag kept in the Spanish Army Museum.
Santiago Dotor, 21 Jan 2002

So, Banderas published (in issues 1 and 6) two different depictions, both claiming to be drawn from the same original?!
António Martins, 11 Mar 2001

Emblem shifted to the fly

On p. 105 of the French edition of Znamierowski Encyclopedie mondiale des drapeaux 2000]), the flag of the Republic of Rif is slightly different than in Ivanow]: The hexagram is confirmed, but the emblem is much smaller and shifted to the flag fly.
Ivan Sache, 11 Mar 2001

In Banderas 6, page 10, Tomás Rodríguez Peñas gives exact measures for the flag which is in the Museo del Ejército at Madrid. The device is offcentered to the fly.
Ralf Stelter, 12 Mar 2001

So, Banderas published (in issues 1 and 6) two different depictions, both claiming to be drawn from the same original?!
António Martins, 11 Mar 2001

Black emblem on long flag

According to Lux-Wurm 2001 the flag of the Republic was red with a white lozenge in the middle of the flag, charged with a black crescent and Magen David. Here again, the image shows a flag, in proportions 1:2, with a green crescent and Magen David.
Ivan Sache, 15 Jun 2003

In 22-9-1998 Hassan Amouch speak in amazigh net about a flag of the Rif republic that one of his friends garde jalousement for many years and that is different from the well know one The colours in diagonal are yellow, black and blue (this last one doubteful) with a crescent in the canton (no color indicated) and David star in the center (also no colour quoted). I tryed to reconstruct.

Jaume Ollé, 07 Jul 2001

Solomon’s seal drawn on a stamp issued in 1896 in Tetouan, Morocco.

On the STAR OF DAVID blog I have found thispicture of a Moroccan stamp that features the Star of David.

More examples can be given but the question that remains is, what happened, why do Muslims today think Allah tells them to kill Jews?

Jews and Arabs were supposed to build a union in the Middle East 1 Jewish state and 1 Arab Caliphate, but Europe opposed!

“People less informed and less responsible than our leaders and yours, ignoring the need for cooperation of the Arabs and Zionists, have been trying to exploit the local difficulties that must necessarily arise in Palestine in the early stages of our movements. Some of them have, I am afraid, misrepresented your aims to the Arab peasantry, and our aims to the Jewish peasantry, with the result that interested parties have been able to make capital out of what they call our differences. ” – Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashimi Son of the Sharif of Mecca
“For both the Arab and the Jewish peoples there are difficulties ahead — difficulties that challenge the united statesmanship of Arab and Jewish leaders. For it is no easy task to rebuild two great civilisations that have been suffering oppression and misrule for centuries. We each have our difficulties we shall work out as friends, friends who are animated by similar purposes, seeking a free and full development for the two neighbouring peoples. The Arabs and Jews are neighbours in territory; we cannot but live side by side as friends.” – Felix Frankfurter Zionist leader
Excerpt from the Faisal-Frankfurter correspondence of 1919

Current Islam is a different religion than Islam was until 100 years ago. The reason is that the western anti-Semites have changed the leaders of Islam. Modern anti-Semitism started with the destruction of Judea and the deportation of the Judeans (Jews) by the Roman Empire in the first century. Today’s anti-Semitism


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