The Israel Flag
was Designed for the Zionist movement in 1891. The Basic Design Recalls the Tallith, the Jewish Prayer Shawl, which Is white with blue Stripes. The Hexagram in the Centre is the Magen David ("Shield of david"), often Erroneously Called the star of David. It became the Jewish Symbol in the 17th Century and was Adopted by the first Zionist Congress in 1897.