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Republic of Palestine by CyberEagleWarrior Republic of Palestine by CyberEagleWarrior
his was part of a project that I did a few months ago as a fun, little alternate history exercise that concentrated on flags.

The challenge I had for myself was to do an original take on the Palestinian flag to make it look distinct from what is now yet still retaining that familiar look. My two main inspirations for my creation were the beautiful flags of Kenya and Lebanon: since the Lebanese flag incorporated the cedar tree, I wanted to incorporate the olive tree in the design of this alternate Palestinian flag; I was heavily influenced by Kenya's own national flag though the proportions of the black, white, red and green are different.

The secondary purpose behind this was creating a neutral flag, to symbolize a Palestine that is equally welcoming to the Muslims, Christians and Jews of that region. The olive and the olive tree are mentioned (and praised) many times in the Old and New Testaments as well as the Quran, the Islamic holy book. Over the years, the olives from the tree had become symbolized with peace, wisdom, glory, fertility, power and purity.

Also since this was an alternate history exercise, I considered this alternate Palestinian state to consist of the Mutasarrifat of Jerusalem, the Sanjak of Ma'an and the southern slice of the Sanjak of Hauran. There is some Jewish settlement but in the alternate universe I crafted, the Nazis do not rise into power in Germany and thus there is no Holocaust, preserving the Jewish communities in Europe that had been decimated by the tragedy of the Holocaust. Due to the lack of pressure stemming from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as better economic conditions, there is a greater presence amongst the Palestinian Christians, many of whom have emigrated to Latin America. Given that there is no Nakba (thus no major diaspora), it would be safe to presume that this Palestinian state would have a pretty big population. My personal guess is that it would have somewhere between nine to eleven million people.

As for the capital, there's no doubt it would be Jerusalem due to the significance it has in all three major Abrahamic religions. The country would be trilingual: Arabic, English and Hebrew would be considered official languages. Its government would likely be based heavily off Britain's parliamentary model instead of the semi-presidential system that the Palestinian Authority has now.

Any thoughts? I thought I did a pretty good job with this, given the positive reception I received from the guys at Bacchanallia. I might also upload the other flags that I've created over the past couple of months, depending on the feedback.
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:iconokamithegraywolf:
Okamithegraywolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
This is a very good flag. Please pray for peace between Palestinians and Israelis, Free Palestine!
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IrkenConfederate Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If only. The Palestine you describe would indeed be the Land of Jews, and of Chistians, as Muslims. The olive tree is a beautiful touch.
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anycent Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would love to live here if it exsisted.
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hosmich Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Here is gallery with more flags of the Holy Land: hosmich.deviantart.com/favouri…
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CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Nice, but it's kind of busy. Why not try something that's a symbol for all three religions? 
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hosmich Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
The Shikku27316's proposal is what you want. Its chief symbol is ram (story with sacrifice of Isaac is common for main three religions), but it contains olive too. But I like your proposal too.
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CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thanks. And I liked that one too. 
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice flag and nice background!
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:iconcybereaglewarrior:
CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thank you! I wish that instead, a peaceful, pluri-religious state had been created instead of Israel, one where Jew, Christian and Muslim could live together in peace. 
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are not the only one to wish that.....but sadly, that will be only when the Kingdom of Heavens descent.

If that could be attained, than 97% of the world would be at peace.
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Lexmlo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Love the idea..if only, is all I can say about what you wrote.
However, I think even if all of those things were true, the Palestinian flag wouldn't really change, as it's been the same since before the Nakba and since it is neutral and would contain all faiths.
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:iconleafdeer:
leafdeer Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Photographer
very nice flag, though I can't tell if it's a olive or orange tree. What kind of tree is it?
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:iconcybereaglewarrior:
CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Olive tree. I felt that it was a proper symbol to represent Jew, Christian and Muslim.

And speaking of orange trees, there were designs for a Palestinian flag that included an orange in it.
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leafdeer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Photographer
well non the less fantastic work
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:iconcybereaglewarrior:
CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks!
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abupali Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Free Palestine Webbanner

Salam,
I want to share these Graphic Flash Banners. You can download and put it on your own websites. Feel free to share - the whole world should know, how long palestine is occupied.
Free for all!

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aruon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
definately a cool looking redesign of the generic kind of middle eastern flag. the only thing i can think of to increase the coolness of the look (and/or to offset the lebanon reference) is if you had "god is great" in arabic and hebrew in the black and green part of the flag, as a sort of way to show increased cultural and religious unity.
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CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I've considered it but it would be too hard for someone of my limited skills. Thank you for your compliments.
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:iconaruon:
aruon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
that makes both of us.

your welcome.
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nasermuslh Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Free Palestine
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:iconokamithegraywolf:
Okamithegraywolf Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Same here.
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:iconcybereaglewarrior:
CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I express the exact same feelings.
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fadzreeq Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that would be an utopian dream I must say...with no conflict whatsoever~
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CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Indeed.
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Jaldithas Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I dont know, wasnt hebrew mainly just a religious language which became only significant after creation of Israel?
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CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Ah yes, good point but the revival of the Hebrew language as a spoken tongue had its origins in the Haskalah and it was well underway during the First and Second Aliyahs which I believe took place right before World War I broke out. It would be primarily spoken by the descendants of these arrivals though its usage would eventually be spread amongst the entire Jewish community in Palestine, especially by the members of the Second Aliyah. They were familiar with the literary Hebrew that had developed in Europe and would identify with the notion that it is the language of the Jewish people and it should be spoken by all Jews, regardless of origin. It would be primarily spoken around Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, where there would still be a lot of Jewish settlement concentrated there (though incredibly less than OTL).
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JonLethon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks very good! I'm very amazed by your background work. More like this comrade!
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:iconcybereaglewarrior:
CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks comrade! I'm quite surprised that I managed to create this myself.

:D
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Xumarov Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
awesome job I love it !
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:iconcybereaglewarrior:
CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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SiJieGongMing Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice design and allohistorical background! Keep up the good work! :)
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CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thanks!
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