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The flag of the State of Israel (Hebrew: דגל ישראל Degel Yīsraʾel; Arabic: علم إسرائيل ʿAlam Isrāʾīl) was adopted on 28 October 1948, five months after the Israeli Declaration of Independence. It consists of a white background with a blue Star of David in the centre and two horizontal blue stripes at the top and bottom, recalling the design of the tallit (טַלִּית). The Israeli flag legislation states that the official measurements are 160 × 220 cm. Therefore, the official proportions are 8:11. Variants can be found at a wide range of proportions, with 2:3 being common.

Quick facts: Use, Proportion, Adopted, Design, Use...
State of Israel
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Flag of Zion
UseNational flag Small  vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag Small  vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag Reverse side is congruent with obverse side
Proportion8:11
AdoptedAugust 1897; 126 years ago (1897-08) (by the Zionist movement)
28 October 1948; 75 years ago (1948-10-28) (State of Israel)
DesignA blue Star of David between two horizontal blue stripes on a white field.
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UseCivil ensign Small  vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag Small  vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag Reverse side is mirror image of obverse side
Proportion2:3
Adopted1948; 76 years ago (1948)
DesignNavy blue flag with a white vertically elongated oval set near the hoist containing a vertically elongated blue Star of David.
Naval_Ensign_of_Israel.svg
UseNaval ensign Small  vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag Small  vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag Reverse side is mirror image of obverse side
Proportion2:3
Adopted1948; 76 years ago (1948)
DesignNavy blue flag with a white triangle at hoist and blue Star of David in it.
Air_Force_Ensign_of_Israel.svg
UseIsraeli Air Force flag Small  vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag Reverse side is congruent with obverse side
Proportion2:3
DesignLight blue flag with thin white stripes with dark blue borders near the top and bottom, displaying an air force roundel in the center.
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Technical drawing of the flag - note that the length of the triangles in the Hexagram is not defined by law, only the thickness of its stripe. This drawing assumes a diameter of 69, as in the most common usage.
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If the diameter is assumed to be 66 units, however, the Hexagram can be constructed off an isometric grid.

The blue color is described as "dark sky-blue",[1] and varies from flag to flag, ranging from a hue of pure blue, sometimes shaded almost as dark as navy blue, to hues about 75% toward pure cyan and shades as light as very light blue.[2] An early version of the flag was displayed in 1885 at a procession marking the third anniversary of Rishon LeZion. A similar version was designed for the Zionist movement in 1891. The Star of David (Magen David, מָגֵן דָּוִד), a Jewish symbol dating from late medieval-era Prague, was adopted by the First Zionist Congress in 1897.[1]

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