Flags of the Nations: Israel


The flag of Israel is white with two horizontal blue bands and a blue Star of David in the center. The colors blue and white were taken from the colors of the Jewish prayer shawl (tallit). The Star of David (Magen David) is a traditional symbol of the Jewish people.

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: Israel

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Israel in 1921.

Israel had a population of 8,174,527 in 2016. That same year, Israel reported four Churches of the Nazarene, all of which had been officially organized. Israel has 256 total members.

Located on the Eurasia Region, Israel is a Phase 1 district. For more information about the Eurasia Region, visit eurasiaregion.org.

* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.

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