Flag of Israel
Israeli souvenirs are a specific type of Jewish souvenirs, that are related to the modern State of Israel. One of them is e.g. Israeli flag (דגל ישראל, Degel Yisrael), the national flag of Israel. It consists of a white background with two horizontal blue stripes, located at the upper and lower parts of the flag, and a blue Star of David. Blue and white are the colours of Judaism and the flag itself symbolizes Tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl. Star of David, or Shield of David (Magen David) is a six-pointed star (hexagram) and a symbol of Judaism. The flag itself is based on the Zionist flag, adopted by the First Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897.