As part of their bid to deny Jewish history in the Holy Land, Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party is now claiming the Star of David as an Arabic-Islamic symbol.
Six-pointed star (Star of David) … English code Islamist, was used in the Arab-Islamic architecture before the establishment of the Jewish state, hundreds of years, especially in Andalusia, Morocco, Palestine, and carrying this symbol religious significance monotheistic, with shows based on the acts of worship that ascend to the sky triangle, while indicating inverted triangle on the compassion that lands on the ground, that the emerging good deeds matched the mercy of a bear … and unfortunately some of the simple people took Atmson this icon in the old buildings for many years, or change his features since (as happened in some of the mosques), believing that this code It is a Zionist symbol, knowing that the Mongolian and Islamic civilization in India use the six-pointed star
Here’s the shocking part: Some of this is actually true.
The Star of David (✡), known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David (Hebrew מָגֵן דָּוִד; Biblical Hebrew Māḡēn Dāwīḏ [maːˈɣeːn daːˈwiːð], Tiberian [mɔˈɣen dɔˈvið], Modern Hebrew [maˈɡen daˈvid], Ashkenazi Hebrew and Yiddish Mogein Dovid [ˈmɔɡeɪn ˈdɔvid] or Mogen Dovid), is a generally recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity and Judaism. Its shape is that of a hexagram, the compound of two equilateral triangles. Unlike the menorah, the Lion of Judah, the shofar and the lulav, the Star of David was never a uniquely Jewish symbol.
During the 19th century the symbol began to proliferate amongst the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, ultimately being used amongst the Jewish communities in the Pale of Settlement. A significant motivating factor was the desire to imitate the influence of the Christian cross.The earliest Jewish usage of the symbol was inherited from medieval Arabic literature by Kabbalists for use in talismanic protective amulets (segulot) where it was known as a Seal of Solomon. The symbol was also used in Christian churches as a decorative motif many centuries before its first known use in a Jewish synagogue. Prior to the 19th century, official use in Jewish communities was generally known only in the region of today’s Czech Republic, Austria and possibly parts of Southern Germany, having begun in medieval Prague.
The symbol became representative of the worldwide Zionist community, and later the broader Jewish community, after it was chosen as the central symbol on a flag at the First Zionist Congress in 1897.
According to Gershom Scholem’s 1949 essay “The Curious History of the Six-Pointed Star. How the “Magen David” Became the Jewish Symbol”:
In the beginning these designs had no special names or terms, and it is only in the Middle Ages that definite names began to be given to some of those most widely used. There is very little doubt that terms like these first became popular among the Arabs, who showed a tremendous interest in all the occult sciences, arranging and ordering them systematically long before the Practical Cabalists thought of doing so.
It is not to be wondered at, therefore, that for a long time both the five-pointed and the six-pointed stars were called by one name, the “Seal of Solomon,” and that no distinction was made between them. This name is obviously related to the Jewish legend of Solomon’s dominion over the spirits, and of his ring with the Ineffable Name engraved on it.These legends expanded and proliferated in a marked fashion during the Middle Ages, among Jews and Arabs alike, but the name, “Seal of Solomon,” apparently originated with the Arabs. This term they did not apply to any one design exclusively; they applied it to an entire series of seven seals to which they attributed extreme potency in putting to flight the forces of the Demon.
In other words, even though Arabs and Muslims did ascribe meaning to the Star of David, they did so based on a Jewish legend about King Solomon. You know, one of the most famous Jewish kings of Israel, who built the first Jewish temple.
The Temple Abbas himself denies ever existed!
There is a famous Talmudic saying: “A prosecutor cannot become an advocate”* By bringing up the Islamic connection to the Star of David in a bid to dismiss the Jewish connection to the land of Israel, Abbas has hired the prosecutor as his defense attorney. The Islamic use of the Star of David is actually further proof of the Jewish connection to the land of Israel preceding any Islamic one.
* the reason the High Priest of the Temple did not dress in his usual golden garments when entering the Holy of Holies on Yom Kippur, because gold is a reminder of the Golden Calf
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