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Israel National Flag

Israel National Flag

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Our Israel flags are produced in the traditional 2:1 ratio used for National flags in the UK so this flag will match others of the same size if you are flying several flags together. We use a MOD grade Knitted Polyester which has been tested for its durability and suitability for production of flags.

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History of the Israel National Flag

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The flag was designed for the Zionist Movement in 1891.
Technical Specifications
Adopted28th October 1948
Proportion2:3
DesignA white field with two blue horizontal bands with a blue Star of David at the centre.
Colours
PMSBlue:286
Brief History

The Sultanate of Rum was founded around 1077 and the flag used was a white Roman Eagle on a blue field.

Between 1250 and 1487 the area was under the control of the Karamanids. The flag flown at this point was a blue and white bicolour with a blue star similar to the Star of David.

Israel was part of the Ottoman Empire from 1872 until 1916. The red flag and white crescent moon and star of the Mutasarriafte of Jerusalem was flown.

In 1916 the British took control of the area as a Mandated Territory. The Union Flag was adopted the de facto flag in the area.

A red civil ensign with plain white circle and the word “PALESTINE” was used in 1927. When Britain left the area in 1948 the flag was no longer flown.

During the time when the area was a Mandated Territory there were some Jewish flags seen mostly flown by Jewish people and institutions. One such flag was a blue-white bicolour flag with a golden Star of David.

When the State of Israel was formed in 1948 a flag featuring white field with two blue horizontal bands with a blue Star of David at the centre was chosen.  The blue stripes on the flag represent the stripes on a tallit and the colour of royalty.

A merchant flag was designed that also featured the Star of David on a white oval flag with a dark blue background. This is also a civil ensign flown on non-military ships.

The Emblem of Israel

The Emblem of Israel was adopted on the 10th February 1949. It features a white bordered blue shield with a menorah in the centre surrounded by olive branches. Underneath is Hebrew text for “ISRAEL”.

The emblem is a representation of a vision of Zechariah and the olive branches represent peace.

The Star of David

The Star of David is a symbol of the Zionist community and modern Jewish Identity. It is seen on the national flag of Israel.

The Governmental Flags of Israel

The Presidential Standard of Israel is the emblem of Israel on a silver bordered dark blue field. At sea the silver border is replaced with a yellow one.

Both the flag of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence of Israel feature yellow bordered plain.

The Flags of the Israel Army

The Flag of the Israeli Defence Force was adopted in 1949. A gold bordered blue flag with national flag top left and the emblem of the force bottom left.

The Flag of the Israeli Army is a red field with a thin white, thick green, thin black diagonal stripe with a disc made up of four semicircles and olive grand around a dagger.

The Flag of the Israeli Homefront Command is a diagonally divided blue-orange bicolour.

The Flag of the Israeli defence Force Chief of Staff is a plain red field with national flag top left and emblem bottom right.

The Flag of the Israel Navy

The 2:3 proportioned flag of the Israel Navy was adapted is a dark blue field with a white tringle and blue Star of David.

The Flag of the Israel Air Force

The Flag of the Israel Air Force was adopted in 1991.  The design is a sky blue field with two sets of blue-white-blue stripes at either side of a blue bordered disc with the outline of a hexagram.

The Municipal Flags of Israel

Each Municipal of Israel has a specific flag. Here are some examples below.

The Ink Flag

The Ink Flag was flown during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. It is a white filed with two blue horizontal bands with a blue Star of David at the centre.

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