The flag of Israel is a symbol of national pride and identity. It represents the rich history and culture of the Jewish people, as well as the establishment and independence of the modern State of Israel. The flag has undergone several changes throughout history, each reflecting significant events and ideologies.
"The characteristic flag of the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I was the striped ensign, which developed out of the striped deck level flags used on the ships of Henvry VIII's navy. Both the word 'ensign' (of which a 16th Century variant was 'ancient') and the use of striped flags seem to have originated in military use