• Flag of Israel


  • Israel Flag
    Official name: דגל ישראל

    Adopted: October 28, 1948

    Proportion (width:length): 8:11

    Major feature: Magen David (Shield of David)







    Israel Flag - Information


    Flag of Israel is white with a blue hexagram (six-pointed linear star) known as the Magen David (Star of David or Shield of David) centered between two equal horizontal blue bands near the top and bottom edges of the flag. The flag was designed for the Zionist Movement in 1891. The basic design recalls the Ashkenazi Tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl, which is white with blue stripes. The symbol in the center represents the The flag was designed for the Zionist Movement in 1891. The basic design recalls the Ashkenazi Tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl, which is white with blue stripes. The blue hexagram in the center represents the Magen David (Star of David or Shield of David), a Jewish symbol dating from late medieval Prague, which was adopted by the First Zionist Congress in 1897.




    Israel Flag - colors meaning/symbolism
    White stands for Divine Benevolence (Chesed)
    Blue symbolizes God's Glory, purity and God's severity (Gevurah)
    Israel flag history and facts
    Blue and white are colors of Jewish faith since Biblical times. Two blue stripes on white are intended to symbolize the stripes on a tallit, the traditional Jewish prayer shawl. Star of David is a symbol of the Jewish people and of Judaism. Some organizations and individuals - Ludwig August Frankl, Israel Belkind, Fanny Abramovitch, Jacob Baruch Askowith (1844–1908) and his son Charles Askowith, David Wolffsohn, Theodor Herzl and Morris Harris among others - came up with designs that are very similar to the current flag of Israel. In 1897, the First Zionist Congress was held in Basel, Switzerland, to consider re-establishing a homeland for Jews in Palestine. Morris Harris, a member of New York Hovevei Zion, used his awning shop to design a suitable banner and decorations for the reception, and his mother Lena Harris sewed the flag. The flag was made with two blue stripes and a large blue Star of David in the center, the colors blue and white chosen from the design of the tallit. The flag was ten feet by six feet—in the same proportions as the flag of the United States—and became known as the Flag of Zion. It was accepted as the official Zionist flag at the Second Zionist Congress held in Switzerland in 1898, and the State of Israel later adopted the design as the official flag, upon declaration of Israel as an independent state in 1948


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