File:Flag of Israel.svg

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Ænglisc: Israhēls fana
Čeština: Vlajka Izraele
Cymraeg: Baner Israel
Deutsch: Flagge Israels
English: Flag of Israel. Shows a Magen David (“Shield of David”) between two stripes. The Shield of David is a traditional Jewish symbol. The stripes symbolize a Jewish prayer shawl (tallit).
Español: Bandera de Israel
Esperanto: Flago de Israelo
Français : Drapeau d'Israël
Gaelg: Brattagh Israel
Gàidhlig: Bratach Iosrael
Hrvatski: Zastava Izraela
Interlingue: Li flagga del Israel
Kernowek: Baner Ysrael
Kurdî: ئالائی سراەلێ
Ladino: La bandeira de Israel. Muestra la Estrella de David.
Latina: Vexillium Israelae
Nederlands: Vlag van Israël
Norfuk / Pitkern: Esraili flag
Scots: Banner o Israel
Slovenčina: Vlajka Izraela
Slovenščina: Državna zastava Izraela
Беларуская (тарашкевіца): Сьцяг Дзяржавы Ізраілю
Русский: Флаг Израиля
Українська: Прапор Ізраїлю
Հայերեն : Իսրայել դրոշը
中文(简体) 以色列国旗
中文(繁體) 以色列國旗
עברית : דגל ישראל
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܐܬܐ ܕܐܝܣܪܐܝܠ
  • “The Provisional Council of State Proclamation of the Flag of the State of Israel” of 25 Tishrei 5709 (28 October 1948) provides the official specification for the design of the Israeli flag.
  • The color of the Magen David and the stripes of the Israeli flag is not precisely specified by the above legislation. The color depicted in the current version of the image is typical of flags used in Israel today, although individual flags can and do vary.
  • The flag legislation officially specifies dimensions of 220 cm × 160 cm. However, the sizes of actual flags vary (although the aspect ratio is usually retained).
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  • A photograph taken on 24 May 2008 or earlier — the old British Mandate act applies, i.e. on 1 January of the 51st year after the creation of the photograph (paragraph 78(i) of the 2007 statute, and paragraph 21 of the old British Mandate act).
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Insignia This image shows a flag, a coat of arms, a seal or some other official insignia. The use of such symbols is restricted in many countries. These restrictions are independent of the copyright status.
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The use of such insignias may be illegal in Iran, Iraq, Palestine (Gaza Strip only), Syria and other countries, depending on context.

Other versions
Used colors
     כחול rendered as RGB 000 056 184
     לבן rendered as RGB 255 255 255
SVG development
The SVG code is valid.
This flag was created with a text editor.
It is easy to put a border around this flag image

[[File:Flag of Israel.svg|border|96x176px]]


Colours scheme
Blue White
RGB 0/56/184 255/255/255
Hexadecimal #0038b8 #FFFFFF
CMYK 100/70/0/28 0/0/0/0

Interpretation of colours

Scheme Textile color
White Chesed (Divine Benevolence)
Blue It symbolizes God's Glory, purity and Gevurah (God's severity)
Image source

SVG source (version of 16:35, 13 August 2008):

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
 <!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN"
 <svg xmlns="" version="1.1"
   width="660" height="480" viewBox="0 0 220 160">
   <desc>Flag of Israel</desc>
     <!-- Specs are taken from "The Provisional Council of State Proclamation of
       the Flag of the State of Israel," 25 Tishrei 5709 (28 October 1948)
     For Magen David, the "Israel Science and Technology Homepage" at specifies each side as 60 cm.
       Outer radius is then 30 / cos(30) = 20 * sqrt(3)
     For equilateral triangles, middle radius = outer radius - width:
       20 * sqrt(3) - 5.5
     Coordinates for upward-pointing triangle relative to center are then:
       (                            0,-(20*sqrt(3) - 5.5)          )
       (-(20*sqrt(3) - 5.5) * cos(30), (20*sqrt(3) - 5.5) * sin(30))
       ( (20*sqrt(3) - 5.5) * cos(30), (20*sqrt(3) - 5.5) * sin(30)) -->
     <polygon id="triangle" points="0,-29.1410161513775421
                 -25.2368602791855814, 14.5705080756887710
                  25.2368602791855814, 14.5705080756887710"
       stroke="#0038b8" stroke-width="5.5" fill-opacity="0"/>
   <!-- "The flag is 220 cm long and 160 cm wide.  The background is white" -->
   <rect width="220" height="160" fill="white"/>
   <!-- "...two stripes of dark sky-blue, 25 cm broad, over the whole length of
     the flag, at a distance of 15 cm from the top and from the bottom..."
     Legislation does not specify exact shade of blue; "#0038b8" is typical of
     flags used in Israel -->
   <rect width="220" height="25" fill="#0038b8" y="15"/>
   <rect width="220" height="25" fill="#0038b8" y="120"/>
   <use xlink:href="#triangle" transform="translate(110,80)"/>
   <use xlink:href="#triangle" transform="translate(110,80) rotate(180)"/>

SHA1 message digest (version of 16:35, 13 August 2008):

SHA1(Flag_of_Israel.svg)= 125bfe6a6095512c6c453e4ffb6b9e83cc1744c6

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current16:01, 12 September 2020Thumbnail for version as of 16:01, 12 September 20201,100 × 800 (398 bytes)FDRMRZUSAIncreased nominal dimensions. Simplified internal structure for the "Star of David" (reduced number of its elemnts). Optimized svg code with code cleanup and reduction. No other changes.
09:17, 2 June 2010Thumbnail for version as of 09:17, 2 June 2010660 × 480 (2 KB)TyphixReverted to version as of 16:36, 13 August 2008
09:10, 2 June 2010Thumbnail for version as of 09:10, 2 June 2010660 × 480 (2 KB)PeeJayrvv
16:36, 13 August 2008Thumbnail for version as of 16:36, 13 August 2008660 × 480 (2 KB)TechnionFixed a minor bug that led to rendering problems in browsers with less robust SVG support; adjusted the color to be closer to the deeper blue used in Israeli flags; see discussion page for more info.
21:05, 26 February 2008Thumbnail for version as of 21:05, 26 February 2008660 × 480 (2 KB)BastiqueReverted to version as of 19:35, 2 December 2007
19:35, 2 December 2007Thumbnail for version as of 19:35, 2 December 2007660 × 480 (2 KB)TechnionAdjusted color to be closer to the letter of the flag legislation and to match more closely the deeper blue used in modern Israeli flags.
01:09, 12 April 2007Thumbnail for version as of 01:09, 12 April 2007660 × 480 (2 KB)TechnionAdjusted color to match flags seen in Israel more closely (previous version was still too pale/diluted); minor changes to syntax; upped image size to VGA height (so people can download full-size PNG)
03:06, 8 April 2007Thumbnail for version as of 03:06, 8 April 2007440 × 320 (2 KB)TechnionNew version written from scratch, based directly on flag legislation; length of sides now exact; adjusted color of Magen David (previous color was more pale/diluted than that of most flags in Israel)
12:29, 22 July 2006Thumbnail for version as of 12:29, 22 July 2006440 × 320 (883 bytes)WesterReverted to earlier revision
12:28, 22 July 2006Thumbnail for version as of 12:28, 22 July 2006413 × 300 (2 KB)WesterReverted to earlier revision
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