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Israel: emblem pin for Palestinian Jews who volunteered in British military in World War II, c. 1954; not maker-marked; size: 17.5 x 20mm; weight: 2.5g. Depicts sword (whose base t
Item code: 0132100

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Israel: emblem pin for Palestinian Jews who volunteered in British military in World War II, c. 1954; not maker-marked; size: 17.5 x 20mm; weight: 2.5g. Depicts sword (whose base turns into olive branch) breaking ring of barbed wire & chain enclosing Star of David, set against stripes of Israeli/ Zionist flag. May date to 1954, when an official celebration of 10 years to the founding of the Jewish Brigade took place and a commemorative book with this emblem on the cover was published. Approximately 32,000 Palestinian Jews served in the British forces during the war.