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Ministry of Defence (Israel)

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The flag of Ministry of Defence is white with logo.
Tomislav Šipek, 21 December 2021

This flag can be seen in use at: (archived here)
Caption: "Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks during a press conference at the IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv, April 22, 2021. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90."
William Garrison, 9 June 2021

That is the flag of the מִשְׂרַד הַבִּטָּחוֹן (English: Ministry of Security, referred to as as Ministry of Defense). It portrays the logo (a somewhat similar design resembling a defensive wall, in the same shape as a Menorah, with the central tip resembling a double-edged sword) in dark blue, with the inscription in Hebrew below.
For additional information please refer to MOD (Ministry of Defense):
Esteban Rivera, 9 June 2021

Family and Commemoration Branch

image located by Esteban Rivera, 18 February 2022

The Families, Commemoration and Heritage Division of the Ministry of Defense is the state body in the State of Israel responsible for the commemoration of the victims of the Israeli systems, for the welfare and rehabilitation of bereaved families. The care of the bereaved families began in the 1950s, through the Rehabilitation Division, which provided assistance for the victims of the defense establishment, the IDF disabled and the bereaved families.
In February 2005, the Rehabilitation Division split up into two: Disability Rehabilitation Division and Families Division. The Family, Commemoration and Heritage Division consists of headquarters units engaged in policy making, service development, resource allocation and addressing exceptional issues. In order to give the bereaved families the best service, the division operates nationwide in six districts across the country, and provides personal care and direct assistance. The assistance provided to the bereaved families includes dealing with the loss, monthly benefits, benefits on various issues and commemorating the fallen. The service is provided by social workers, welfare workers and employees of the soldier's commemoration unit. From the end of 2016, the division is also responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of the Ministry of Defense's museums.

The division's activities are based on state legislation by virtue of two main laws:
– Families of Soldiers Who Perished in War (Rewards and Rehabilitation) Law – 1950
– Military Cemeteries Law – 1950

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The flag is the logo over a white horizontal background in the middle.

image located by Esteban Rivera, 18 February 2022

The logo features the same logo as the Ministry of Defence, only the left part, split in the middle by three upward yellow flames and a yellow beam, all following the same design pattern as the Ministry of Defence logo. Below the logo, there are two lines reading: "אגף משפחות" (English: Family Division) on top and "הנצחה ומורשת" (English: Commemoration and heritage) below.

For additional information go to Families and Commemoration Department (MOD) (official website):
Mishpahot-Hantzaha (official website):
Esteban Rivera, 18 February 2022

Social Security Branch

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Images modified and located by Esteban Rivera, 12 January 2022

The flag displayed is the "האגף הביטחוני-חברתי" (English: The Social-Security Division, or Branch) of the Ministry of
It was established in 1949 first as "נוער ונח"ל" (English: Youth and Nahal) Nahal being an abbreviation of "נוער חלוצי לוחם" (English: Pioneer Youth Warrior) established on August 19, 1948, as a Reserve component due to the general mobilization
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A flat image can be seen here (cropped image from the original located here:, source:

For additional information go to: NOAR MOD (official website) and Nahal (official website).

Images Sources: Image #a is a cropped image from the original located here (source) and image #b is a cropped image taken from the original located here (source).

Esteban Rivera, 12 January 2022