The flag of Israel is set on a white field with a blue hexagram (a six-pointed star of intersecting linear triangles) known as the Star of David. Sitting close to the top of the flag and the bottom of the flag are two narrow blue bands. The flag of Israel is commonly referred to as the "Flag of Zion".
Israel being a Jewish state, its flag holds various related symbolism - the Star of David has been used on Jewish flags for centuries whilst the colours blue and white are the colours of the tallith (Jewish prayer shawl).
The flag of Israel was originally designed by David Wolfsohn in 1891 and was officially adopted by Israel as its national flag on 28 October 1948 following independence. The flag's ratio is 8:11.
The flag of Israel flies