Banner o Israel
The banner o Israel (Ebreu: דגל ישראל, Degel Yisrael, Arabic: علم إسرائيل) wis adoptit on October 28, 1948, five months efter the kintra's establishment. It depicts a blue Star o David on a white backgrund, atween twa horizontal blue stripes. The blue colour is mandatit ae as "daurk sky-blue", andvaries fra banner tae banner, rangin frae a hue o pure blue, sometimes shadit amaist as daurk as navy blue, tae hues aboot 75% toward pure cyan an shades as licht as vera licht blue. The banner wis designed for the Zionist Movement in 1891. The basic design recaws the Tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl, which is white wi blue stripes. The hexagram in the centre is the Magen David ("shield o David"). It became a Jewish seembol stairtin in late medieval Prague, an wis adoptit bi the First Zionist Congress in 1897.
Interpretation o colours[edit | edit source]
|White||Seembol o licht, honesty, innocence an peace.|
|Blue||It seembolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, an heaven.|
References[edit | edit source]
- Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs publication The Flag and the Emblem by art historian Alec Mishory, wherein he quotes "The Provisional Council of State Proclamation of the Flag of the State of Israel" made on October 28, 1948 by Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker.
- Varied examples; Flag ~75% toward cyan from pure blue full article:The Flag and the Emblem Accessed July 28, 2006.
- Giant Israeli flag breaks world record for largest in world Haaretz, 25 November 2007
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