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", also known in the diaspora as the "Star of David"). Dimensions: 8:11
Civil Ensign of Israel.svg 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 Presidential standard (at sea) Presidential standard with the border in yellow.
Flag of the Prime Minister of Israel.svg Prime Minister flag A blue field with the National Flag of Israel in the canton and the Coat of Arms charged in the fly
Flag of Israel Prime Minister at Sea.svg Prime Minister flag (at sea) A dark blue field with the National Flag of Israel in the canton and the Coat of Arms charged in the fly
Flag of Israel Minister of Defence.svg Minister of Defence flag A blue field with the National Flag of Israel in the canton and the Coat of Arms surmounting a palewise sword enfiling an olive wreath, charged in the fly
Flag of Israel Minister of Defence at Sea.svg Minister of Defence flag (at sea) A dark blue field with the National Flag of Israel in the canton and the Coat of Arms surmounting a palewise sword enfiling an olive wreath, charged in the fly

Military and Police 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 flag A red field with the National Flag of Israel in the canton and the Armed forces emblem (erected sword on olive branch, on two horizontal wings, on one bent anchor, surrounded by a garland of palms) in the fly
Flag of IDF Chief of Staff at Sea.svg IDF Chief of Staff flag (at sea) A dark blue field with the National Flag of Israel in the canton and the Armed forces emblem (erected sword on olive branch, on two horizontal wings, on one bent anchor, surrounded by a garland of palms) in the fly

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.
Idf armored corps flag.svg Israeli Armored Corps (Heil HaShiryon) flag Diagonally divided black and green.
Flag of the Israeli Intelligence Corps.svg Israeli Intelligence Corps (Haman) Diagonally divided white and green.
Flag of the Military Police Corps.svg Military Police Corps (Heil HaMishtara HaTzva'it) flag Diagonally divided blue and red.
Flag of the Israeli Logistics Corps.svg Logistics Corps flag Diagonally divided blue and yellow.
Flag of the Israeli Infantry Corps.svg Israeli Infantry Corps (Hir) flag Diagonally divided green and yellow.
Flag of the Israeli Military Rabbinate Corps.svg Military Rabbinate (Heil HaRabanut HaTzvait) flag Diagonally divided grey and yellow.
Flag of the Himush.svg Technology and Maintenance Corps (Heil HaTekhnologya VeHaAhzaka) flag Diagonally divided red and yellow.
Flag of the Israeli Medical Corps.svg Medical Corps (Heil HaRfu'a) flag Diagonally divided red and white.
Flag of the Israeli Education and Youth Corps.svg Education and Youth Corps (Heil HaHinuh VeHaNo'ar) flag Diagonally divided green and blue.
Flag of the Israeli Adjutant Corps.svg Adjutant Corps flag Diagonally divided white and blue.
Flag of the Israeli C4 Corps.svg C4I Corps (Heyl HaTikshuv) flag
Idf artillery corps.svg Israeli Artillery Corps (Cheyl HaTothanim) flag Diagonally divided red and black.
Flag of the Israeli Combat Engineering Corps.svg Israeli Combat Engineering Corps (Heil HaHandasa HaKravit) flag Diagonally divided orange and black.
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 the Israeli Field Intelligence Corps.svg ?–present Israeli Combat Intelligence Collection Corps flag Diagonally divided white and yellow.
Flag of the Israeli Givati Brigade.svg Givati Brigade flag Diagonally divided white and purple.
Flag of the Israeli Golani Brigade.svg Golani Brigade flag Diagonally divided yellow and green.
Nahal Flag.jpg Nahal Brigade flag Diagonally divided white and green.
Flag of the Israeli Kfir Brigade.svg Kfir Brigade flag Diagonally divided white and green.
Flag of the Israeli Paratroopers Brigade.svg Paratroopers Brigade flag Diagonally divided white and red.
Flag of the Israeli Civil Defense Corps until 1992.svg ?–1992 Flag of the Israeli Civil Defense Corps until 1992 Diagonally divided green and red.
Flag of the Israeli Women's Corps until 2001.svg ?–2001 Flag of the Israeli Women's Corps until 2001 Diagonally divided brown and orange.

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 Israel State flag and National 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 Diagonally divided blue and black.

Police flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Israel Police.svg ?–present Israel Police (Mišteret Yisra'el) flag A blue field with the Police badge charged in the centre
Flag of Chief of Israel Police.svg ?–present Israel Police General Commissioner flag A blue field with the National Flag of Israel in the canton and the Police badge charged in the fly
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 A white field with the Mossad logo charged in the centre

Prison Service[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Israel Prison Service.svg ?–present Israel Prison Service flag
Flag of Israel Prison Service Commander.svg ?–present Commander of the Israel Prison Service 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 Tel Aviv-Yafo flag Based on the National flag.
Flag of Haifa.svg ?–present Haifa flag A blue field with the coat of arms charged in the centre
Flag of Holon Version1.svg 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.


Flag of Ashdod.svg Ashdod flag A blue field with the coat of arms charged in the centre
Flag of Rishon LeZion.svg Rishon LeZion flag An orange field with the coat of arms charged in the centre
Flag of Netanya.svg Netanya flag An orange field with the coat of arms charged in the centre
Flag of Bat Yam.svg Bat Yam flag
Flag of Herzliya.svg Herzliya flag Based on the National flag.
Flag of Bnei Brak.svg Bnei Brak flag
Flag of Ramat HaSharon.svg Ramat HaSharon flag An orange field with the coat of arms charged in the centre
Flag of Or Yehuda.svg Or Yehuda flag
Flag of Kefar Saba.svg Kefar Saba flag
Flag of Givatayim.svg Givatayim flag
Flag of Ashkelon.svg Ashkelon flag
Flag of Hof Azza Regional Council.svg Hof Azza flag
Kfar Kama Council logo.gif Kfar Kama flag


Flag of Har Hebron.svg Har Hebron flag
Flag of Karmiel.svg Karmiel flag Based on the National flag.
Flag of Qiryat Gat.svg Qiryat Gat flag

Organization flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Israel Railways.svg ?–present Israel Railways flag A blue field with the Rakevet Yisra'el logo charged in the centre
Flag of Israel Nature and Parks Authority.svg Israel Nature and Parks Authority flag
Flag of Israel Postal Authority.svg Israel Postal Authority flag
Israel Mail Pendant.svg Israel Mail Pendant
Red Star of David.svg Magen David Adom flag
Flag of FireDep of Israel.svg Israel Fire and Rescue Services flag
Flag of FireDep Chief of Staff.svg Flag of Israel Fire and Rescue Services Chief of Staff

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 Flag of the Mandate of Palestine Under the League of Nations 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–present Calm sea: bathing and swimming is allowed Israeli National Organization of Sea Rescuers service flag
Red flag.svg Stormy sea: bathing and swimming is allowed Israeli National Organization of Sea Rescuers service flag
Black flag.svg Very stormy sea: bathing and swimming is forbidden Israeli National Organization of Sea Rescuers service flag
Jellyfish Beach Flag.svg Presence of jellyfish at sea: bathing and swimming is forbidden Israeli National Organization of Sea Rescuers service flag

Minority Flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Palestine.svg 1964–present Flag of the Arabs ruled by PA and Hamas Based on the flag of the Palestinian national movement, Arab socialist and the nationalist movements, itself inspired by the Jordan flag. Tricolor of three equal horizontal stripes (black, white, and green from top to bottom) overlaid by a red triangle issuing from the hoist.
Flag of Druze.svg ?–present Flag of the Israeli Druze Minority Used by Israeli Druze. Green triangle at the hoist side, and four horizontal stripes of red-yellow-blue-white.

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