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 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 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
Border  ?–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 Flag of the Prime Minister
Flag of Israel Minister of Defence.svg  ?–present Flag of the Minister of Defence

Military flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Israel Defense Forces.svg 1949–present Israeli Defense Forces Light blue defaced standard with the IDF emblem; and with the national flag in the canton. 8:11 ratio including the fringe
Naval Ensign of Israel.svg 1948–present 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.
Air Force Ensign of Israel.svg 1991–present Air force 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.
 ?–present Army (Land Arm) 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.
Pikud Ha'Oref flag.svg 1992–present Homefront Command (Pikud HaOref) Diagonally divided blue and orange. The colours of the homefront command are the same to those appearing in its emblem.
Flag of IDF Chief of Staff.svg  ?–present Flag of the IDF Chief of Staff

Municipal flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Jerusalem.svg 1949–present Jerusalem 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 Based on the National flag.
Flag of Haifa.svg  ?–present Haifa The city's emblem on a light blue background.
Flag of Holon Version1.svg  ?–present Holon 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.

Historical Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Vexillum Regni Hierosolymae.svg 1099-1291 Kingdom of Jerusalem During Jerusalem rule
Mameluke Flag.svg 1250-1517 Mamluk Sultanate
Flag of the Ottoman Empire.svg 1844-1917 Damascus Eyalet and
Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem
During Ottoman rule
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 1917-1948 Occupied Enemy Territory Administration During British occupation (to 1920) and used during the British Mandate for Palestine.
Palestine-Mandate-Ensign-1927-1948.svg 1920-1948 Mandatory Palestine During the British Mandate for Palestine
Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg 1959–1967 Gaza Strip Flag of the United Arab Republic, used during occupation of the Gaza Strip
Flag of Jordan.svg 1948–1967 West Bank Flag of Jordan, used during occupation of West Bank

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