Emblem of Israel

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Emblem of Israel
Armiger Israel
Adopted10 February 1949; 75 years ago (1949-02-10)
Mottoישראל (Israel)
Constituent partsMenorah, olive branches

The Emblem of Israel (Hebrew: סמל מדינת ישראל, romanized: Sēmel Medīnat Yīsrāʾēl; Arabic: شعار دولة إسرائيل, romanized: Shiʾeer Dawlat ʾIsrāʾīl) depicts a temple menorah surrounded by an olive branch on each side, with the word Israel written in Hebrew (ישראל) below it.

The emblem features a menorah captured by Romans during the First Jewish-Roman War, as depicted on the Arch of Titus.

Symbolism[change | change source]

The emblem may be based on the vision of the biblical prophet Zechariah, chapter 4, where he describes seeing a menorah flanked by two olive trees, one on each side.

Use[change | change source]

The following gallery shows various contexts in which the emblem is used:

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References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Media related to Emblem of Israel at Wikimedia Commons
  • State of Israel Emblem page in Shamir Brothers works collection web-site – Designers of the emblem in 1949
  • Alec Mishory (2003-04-28). "The Flag and the Emblem". Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2017-03-28.