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8:11 | stripes 3+5+16+5+3
image by eljko Heimer, 10 October 2002
The Israeli flag legislation states
that the official measurements are 160 × 220 cm. Therefore the
official proportions are 8:11. Since nobody enforces this law,
you can find variants at wide range of proportions. The common
variant is 2:3 but I would not be surprised to find other
Dov Gutterman, 14 January 1999
The 1948 Flag Proclamation quoted from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Flag and Emblem webpage mentions that:
The flag is 220 cm. long and 160 cm. wide. The background is white and on it are two stripes of dark sky-blue, 25 cm. broad, over the whole length of the flag, at a distance of 15 cm. from the top and from the bottom of the flag. In the middle of the white background, between the two blue stripes and at equal distance from each stripe is a Star of David, composed of six sky-blue stripes, 5.5 cm. broad, which form two equilateral triangles, the bases of which are parallel to the two horizontal stripes.
Santiago Dotor, 10 October 2002
image by eljko Heimer
The MD stripes are 5.5 cm. wide. The Magen David is
sufficiently defined as "stripes 5.5 cm wide"
only if it is made up of equilateral triangles of that height.
Taking up a drawing board it is easily shown that then it is
inscribed in an circle 12 times the basic unit (i.e. in this case
eljko Heimer, 7 February 2002