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 NATIONAL FLAG  IDF CEREMONIAL COLOR

The national flag of Israel, officially adopted on 12 November 1948, displays the Magen David (Shield of David) in blue on a white field between two horizontal blue stripes. According to tradition the six-pointed star appeared on both King David's shield and King Solomon's ring, making it an appropriate symbol of the Jewish state. The colors white and blue relate to the tallit, a religious article of clothing. The colors and design of the Israeli flag also recall the various flags of the pre-independent Zionist movement. The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is a unified service with three branches: Ground Force, Air Force and Naval Force. All branches use the same rank titles and rank insignia. The ceremonial color of the Israeli Defense Force dates from 1951, when the first example was presented to the armed forces by President Hayyim Weitzman.
 

 

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