August 1, 2016

2671 ISRAEL - The flag of the country

The flag of Israel, which depicts a blue hexagram on a white background, between two horizontal blue stripes, was adopted on October 28, 1948, five months after the establishment of the State of Israel. It was designed for the Zionist Movement in 1891. The basic design recalls the Tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl, which is white with black or blue stripes. The symbol in the center represents the Star of David ("Magen David"), a Jewish symbol dating from late medieval Prague, which was adopted by the First Zionist Congress in 1897.

Flag of Israel - Wikipedia

About the stamp
The stamp was issued on December 3, 2013 to mark the Giuseppe Verdi 200th Anniversary.

Sender: Oleg Malkin (direct swap)Sent from Tel Aviv (Israel), on 12.03.2014

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