Israeli State Council Approves Proposed State Flag; Rejects Recommended Seal

The Israeli State Council today approved the proposed flag of Israel recommended by a Council sub-committee. The suggested emblem is similar to the present Zionist flag except that the two blue stripes are vertical rather than horizontal, as they are at present.

At the same time, the Council rejected a recommended state emblem on the grounds that it does not represent Israeli symbols. The sub-committee was asked to submit a new seal which would be simpler in appearance than the one already proposed, which depicts a Menorah, Shofar, Lulab and Ethrog.

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