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Car Flag for Authorities

Sometimes reported as prime minister's or ministers' flag

I saw today in the news a car flag for the car of Ariel Sharon, the Israeli minister of foreign affairs on visit. This car flag was the Israeli flag but in a square form. Does this flag exist and was this an official flag?

Pascal Vagnat, 7 January 1999

Israeli VIP cars usually do not carry flags, with one exception of the President car during official ride which carry the President flag. During official visits, the cars carry the Israeli flag. Since Israeli Authorities do not keep always the flag's official size (8:11), you can see a variation of sizes. It is common to see Israeli flags in 2:3 or 3:5 proportions, even though it is the first time that I hear about 1:1. Those sizes are not official. The only official size is 8:11.

Dov Gutterman, 7 January 1999

"The car flag of the Israeli prime minister is the national flag with a golden fringe." Source: Time 26 [translated from German by Jarig Bakker].

Jaume Ollé, 11 September 1999

This is not the rank flag but the usual Israeli car flag used on VIP's cars during official appearences (Israeli prime minister, ministers, visiting heads of state etc.).

Dov Gutterman, 9 January 2002