Flag for a United Middle East

Have you even wondered what a united Middle East would look like? An end to settlements and refugee camps. An end to mortar attacks and border crossings. An end to politicians pandering to the military industrial complex. What would a flag look like for a Israel-Palestine state?

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union
This flag uses the design of the flag of Israel and it adds the colors of the flag of Palestine. In addition, a red eight-sided star known as Rub el Hizb is added next to the Star of David. The eight-sided star has been used Islamic culture and it has been associated with Jerusalem.

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with Star and Crescent
This variation for a combined flag uses the Star and Crescent to to represent the Palestinian people, most of which are Muslim. The star and crescent is a universal symbol used by many cultures but in the 20th century it was widely adopted in a symbol in the national flags in the Middle East.

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with Star and Cresent

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with Star and Cresent

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union Stars United
To better represent the idea that the two peoples of Israel and Palestine have a lot more in common than their perspective governments would like to admit, the following variation on the design aligns and embedded the stars together.

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with Rub el Hizb

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with Rub el Hizb

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with White Rub el Hizb

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with White Rub el Hizb

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with Red Rub el Hizb

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with Red Rub el Hizb

Flag of Israel-Palestine with Olive Branches
The olive branch is an international symbol of peace so the following design incorporates two olive branches.

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with Olive Branches

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with Olive Branches

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with Green Olive Branches

Flag of Israel-Palestine Union with Green Olive Branches

Flags of Anahuac

Anahuac is a Nahuatl (Aztec) word that means Land Between the Waters. The term has been used to describe the Valley of Mexico where the Aztecs built their capital city and where Mexico City now stands, but Anahuac was the name the Aztecs used to describe all of the land they inhabited and including the whole continent. Today Anahuac can be used to described the whole of the New World, North and South America.

Indigenous nations, including the Aztecs, did not have flags as we have today, but they used military banners and other iconography as demonstrated in surviving codices and murals. The Aztecs had a wide range of symbology and myths that they incorporated in the place names of their cities and sacred sites. The legend of the founding of Mexico City is used in the flag of Mexico, with the eagle eating a serpent on top of a cactus. Since, modern flags were not used in the time of the Aztecs I tasked myself with designing flags using the symbolism the indigenous people of the Americas would have used.

Flag of Mexicatl Socialist Republic
This flag is modeled after the flag of the USSR but a variant of the ollin symbol.

Flag of Mexicatl Socialist Republic

Flag of Mexicatl Socialist Republic

Flag of Anahuac
This flag design uses a variant of the ollin symbol in the style of a saltire like the Cross of Saint Andrew.

Flag of Anahuac

Flag of Anahuac

Flag of Califaztlan
The following flag design is based on the flag of California but uses the image of Aztec gods in the badge. The word Califaztlan is composed of California and Aztlan, the ancestral home of the Aztecs that is said to be located in the American Southwest.

Flag of Califaztlan Tezcatlipoca

Flag of Califaztlan Tezcatlipoca

Flag of Califaztlan Mitlantecuhtli

Flag of Califaztlan Mitlantecuhtli

Flag of la Raza Cósmica
This is a redesign and remix of the flag of the Americas (also known as the flag of the Hispanic People, Bandera de la Hispanidad) and the Cross of Burgundy. The Cross of Burgundy flag was used by the Spanish in its overseas territories for nearly three hundred years, from the American Southwest to la Tierra del Fuego. The three purple represent the three ships used by Columbus to discover the New World, it also represents the idea of the three cultures (the European, the indigenous peoples of the Americas, and the modern Raza Cósmica). The sun represents the Aztec sun god Tonatiuh and the Incan sun god Inti.

Flag of la Raza Cósmica

Flag of la Raza Cósmica