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, whiles 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.
In 2007, an Israeli banner measurin 660 bi 100 metres an weighin 5.2 tonnes wis unfurled near the auncient Jewish fortress o Masada, breakin the warld record for the lairgest banner.
↑ 1.01.1Israel 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.