List of flags of Israel

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The following is a list of flags of Israel.

National flag and State flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Israel.svg 1948–present Israel State flag and National flag The design recalls the Tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl, which is white with blue stripes. The hexagram in the centre is the Magen David ("shield of David"). Dimensions: 8:11
Civil Ensign of Israel.svg 1948–present Israel Civil ensign Blue flag with a white vertically elongated oval set near the hoist containing a vertically elongated blue Magen David. Dimensions: 2:3

Governmental flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Israel President.svg ?–present Presidential standard The flag is square, silver bordered banner of the state's arms, dark blue, silver menorah (seven-armed candlestick), olive branches and the name of state beneath. Dimensions: 7:8
Presidential Standard (Israel) at sea.svg ?–present Presidential standard (at sea) Presidential standard with the border in yellow.
Flag of the Prime Minister of Israel.svg ?–present Prime Minister flag
Flag of Israel Prime Minister at Sea.svg ?–present Prime Minister flag (at sea)
Flag of Israel Minister of Defence.svg ?–present Minister of Defence flag
Flag of Israel Minister of Defence at Sea.svg ?–present Minister of Defence flag (at sea)

Military flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Israel Defense Forces.svg 1949–present Israeli Defense Forces (Tsva ha-Hagana le-Yisra'el) flag Light blue defaced standard with the IDF emblem; and with the national flag in the canton. 8:11 ratio including the fringe
Flag of IDF Chief of Staff.svg ?–present IDF Chief of Staff of Army flag
Flag of IDF Chief of Staff at Sea.svg ?–present IDF Chief of Staff of Navy flag

Army flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Israeli Army (Land Arm).svg ?–present Israeli Army (Zro'a ha-Yabasha) flag 5 diagonal stripes, orange-red/white/green/black/orange-red, of proportions 2/1/5/1/2. In the center of the red stripe is a white-bordered gold disk, containing 4 semicircles of green, orange, black and orange-red. Superimposed over them is an upright black-outlined white bayonet blade, partially enclosed on its right by an olive branch, also in black-outlined white.
Flag of the Israeli Infantry Corps.svg ?–present Israeli Infantry Corps (Hir) flag
Idf armored corps flag.svg ?–present Israeli Armored Corps (Heil HaShiryon) flag
Idf artillery corps.svg ?–present Israeli Artillery Corps (Cheyl HaTothanim) flag
Flag of the Israeli Combat Engineering Corps.svg ?–present Israeli Combat Engineering Corps (Heil HaHandasa HaKravit) flag
Flag of the Israeli Field Intelligence Corps.svg ?–present Israeli Combat Intelligence Collection Corps flag
Pikud Ha'Oref flag.svg 1992–present Home Front Command (Pikud Ha-ʿOref) flag Diagonally divided blue and orange. The colours of the homefront command are the same to those appearing in its emblem.
Flag of givaty brigade.JPG ?–present 84th Brigate "Givati" flag

Navy Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Naval Ensign of Israel.svg 1948–present Israeli Navy (Ḥeil HaYam HaYisraeli) Naval ensign The flag is used by Israeli Navy, being a blue flag with white triangle at hoist and blue Magen David in it. Proportions are 2:3.
Flag of Israel.svg ?–present Israeli Navy Jack flag
Israeli Navy penant.svg ?–present Israeli Navy Pennant (commissioning)
Flag of Israel Navy Commander in Chief at Sea.svg ?–present Israeli Navy Commander in Chief at Sea flag
Senior Officer's Pendant of the Israeli Navy.svg ?–present Israeli Navy Senior Officer pendant

Air Force flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Air Force Ensign of Israel.svg 1991–present Israeli Air Force (Zroa HaAvir VeHahalal) flag Light blue flag with thin stripes, near top and bottom (closer to the edges than on the national flag), white with dark blue borders. In the center, the air force roundel but with points touching disc edges and a dark blue border.
Flag of the Israeli Air Defense Network.svg ?–present Israeli Air Defense Command flag

Police flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Israel Police.svg ?–present Israel Police (Mišteret Yisra'el) flag
Flag of Chief of Israel Police.svg ?–present Israel Police Chief flag
Flag of Israel Border Police.svg ?–present Israel Border Police - MAGAV (Mišmar Ha-Gvul) flag

Intelligence flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Mossad.svg ?–present Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations - Mossad (ha Moʿsad leModiʿin uleTafkidim Meyuḥadim - ha Moʿsad) flag

Municipal flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Jerusalem.svg 1949–present Jerusalem flag Based on the National flag, the flag of Jerusalem features in the center the city's coat of arms, which consists of a shield with the Lion of Judah superimposed on a stylized background representing the Kotel, flanked on either side with olive branches. The word יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim, Hebrew for "Jerusalem") appears above the shield.
Flag of Tel Aviv.svg 1949–present Tel Aviv-Yafo flag Based on the National flag.
Flag of Haifa.svg ?–present Haifa flag The city's emblem on a light blue background.
Flag of Holon Version1.svg ?–present Holon flag Based on the national flag with the colors reversed and the city's emblem in lieu of the Star of David. The emblem may also appear in a white rectangular box, or drawn in white on the blue background.

Organization flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Israel Railways.svg ?–present Israel Railways flag

Historical Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
First judean flag.jpg 1919-1921 First Judeans Regiment of Jewish Legion flag
Flag of Palestine (1924).svg 1920-1948 Jewish community during Mandate period flag During the British Mandate for Palestine
Emanuel ship's Hebrew flag.svg 1933-1934 MV "Emanuel" (Captain Arye "Lyova" Grevnov) ship's of "Hofiya Shipping Company" Hebrew flag
Flag of Israel (1948).svg 1948 Ink Flag

Lifeguard Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
White flag of surrender.svg 1970-today Calm sea: bathing and swimming is allowed Israeli National Organization of Sea Rescuers service flag
Red flag.svg 1970-today Stormy sea: bathing and swimming is allowed Israeli National Organization of Sea Rescuers service flag
Black flag.svg 1970-today Very stormy sea: bathing and swimming is forbidden Israeli National Organization of Sea Rescuers service flag
Jellyfish Beach Flag.svg 1970-today Presence of jellyfish at sea: bathing and swimming is forbidden Israeli National Organization of Sea Rescuers service flag

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