The Israeli Flag
In 1948, after nearly two thousand years of exile, the State of Israel was reestablished as the jewish homeland. The new flag of the modern state was unfurled at the United Nation in 1949. The flag has been a symbole of the proud return of the Jewish nation to its homeland.
How the Israeli Flag Was Chosen?
David Wolffsohn, who attended the First Zionist Congress in 1897, tells the story of the birth of the Israeli flag:
The Magen David
The Magen David is a traditional symbol of Judaism. The star is made up of two triangles, one right-side up and the other upside down. One of them points upward toward all that is spiritual and holy. The other one points downward--toward all that is earthly and secular. By leading a life of Torah and mitzvot the Jew strives to bring together the worlds of spiritual and the earthly, the worlds of the holy and the secular.
Legend tells us that David the king of Israel adorned his shield with this six-pointed star, thus the star is named the Magen David.
Source: Joint Authority for Jewish Zionist Education in the Diaspora in Canada