Emblem of Israel

The coat of arms of Israel has applied since 1948.

Description

In blue with silver inboard a silver seven- chandelier on a two-stage hexagonal pedestal, three sides are visible under the in Hebrew writing " ישראל " the country name each accompanied by a silver olive branch with fruit stands.

Symbolism

In the coat of arms in the center a menorah ( a Jewish ritual candle holder ) who is on a two-level podium.

Under the podium of the Hebrew word " ישראל " is seen on German means this Israel. In addition to the Star of David the seven-branched candlestick is the second national symbol of Israel. The candlestick ( Menorah ) is a ritual object from the Temple of Jerusalem, as it is shown on the sculptures of Titus Arch in Rome. In the year 70 AD, the Roman Emperor Titus conquered the city of Jerusalem. The last resistance rendered the Jews out of the temple, from the spot where stood the candlestick.

As a sign of Israel's sovereignty is a large seven-branched candlestick wrought iron in front of the Knesset, the Israeli parliament.

The coat of arms of white, edged, adorns the square Chairman standard.

One older symbol for Israel was the date palm. This was also marked on coins in the time of the Maccabees The other side of the coin showed vine leaves. Emperor Titus minting commemorative coins in loot from Jerusalem, which were distributed to soldiers of the Roman army in large numbers. Under the palm of the prisoners Judah was sitting ready.

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