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Image by Ivan Sache, modified by Dov Gutterman
In the Flags of Aspirant
Peoples 1994 chart appears "27. Judea (State
of, 1989) (West Bank, Judea & Samaria) - Israel".
Similar to the national flag, but the Magen
David is replaced by six blue triangles forming a kind of
dislocated Magen David, shifted to the hoist. The upper
right triangle includes a white menorah, the lower left
triangle includes something not identified (it reminds me some
ritual object, but I am not able to say more - a talith maybe?).
There is something written in Hebrew between the hoist and the
lower part of emblem.
Ivan Sache, 13 September 1999
Well, it took me some time to figure it out, but what is
supposed to be written there is Gur arie Yehuda (Juda
[is a] Lion cub).
Dov Gutterman, 14 September 1999
[This flag is] not in use. It was in use just for a very short
period by a very small group of right-wing settlers as a protest
against the government. I do not think that they took it too
seriously (at least no other one did) and it did not impress the
government so this episode was soon to be over. I would not call
them aspirant people.
Dov Gutterman, 14 December 2000
The symbol on the bottom left is a head of a lion, as in the
inscription, which is blue as well. I happen to own this flag.
The State is a project, of sorts, of followers of the
late Rabbi(s) Kahane, whose usual symbol, a fist over a Star of David is illegal in
Israel. However, while the idea of the State, never
officially declared as far as I know, is still mentioned
(ironically by some left-wingers as well), the flag seems to have
fallen into disuse.
Nathan G. Lamm, 4 June 2001
In fact there is a movement (State of Judea Independence
Movement) that still exists that aims to set up a Jewish state in
Judea and Samaria if their homeland is
transferred to the Palestinian Arabs.
Gary Selikow, 8 February 2002
The correct State of Judea flag (as shown above) does exist. I own one, professionally made. (My mother actually bought it for me, years ago, mistaking it for an Israeli flag little did she know that I would know exactly what it was. I think I got Kach and Kahane Chai flags at about the same time.) The movement is mostly a Kahanist idea, but they have their own flags that they use, neglecting this one (again, the real one). I have never seen it at Kahanist meetings or rallies, not even in pictures of the Congress of the State of Judea. The idea has also not been mentioned in a while, especially as Kahanists have grudgingly gone along with their (involuntary) removal from politics, now focusing their energies elsewhere. Some left-wing columnists have suggested it, perhaps only half-seriously, but that is all.
Some differences between the above image and the flag I own:
Nathan Lamm, 9 and 12 February 2002
Following Kahana idea of Medinat Yehuda, the state was
declared in 1989 by Michael Ben-Horin who was also nominated as
its president. This idea was never materialized, but it pop up in
few occasions later on, last time in 2004 following PM Sharon
Dov Gutterman, 27 July 2007
image from this website, modified by Santiago Dotor
The flag of the State of Judea Independence Movement can be
found at this website.
Gary Selikow, 8 February 2002
The flag on that
website is clearly a clipart image, certainly not based on a
flag and, considering that another one exists, probably never
Nathan Lamm, 9 February 2002