In May 1948, the state of Israel was established. Five months later, the flag of Israel (Hebrew: דגל ישראל)was adopted by the Speaker of the Provisional Council of State.
The flag of Israel includes two blue stripes on white background with a Shield of David in the center. This design was first displayed in Rishon-LeZion in 1885 and was also used at the First Zionist Congress in 1897.
It was inspired by the Tallit (a prayer shawl )as a symbol. The Star of David is a common symbol of the Jewish people from Biblical times.
A few scholars have claimed that the blue stripes on the Israeli flag actually represent the rivers Nile and Euphrates as the boundaries of Eretz Yisrael, the land promised to the Jews by G-d, as mentioned in the Old Testament.
The chosen colors blue & white symbolize trust and honesty.
The blue color represents loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
The white color represents light, honesty, innocence, and peace.
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