Most commonly light blue and white, the coat of arms does appear in different colour combinations depending on the use.
The State of Israel adopted the symbol after a design competition held in 1948.
The design is based on the winning entry submitted by Gabriel and Maxim Shamir's proposal, with elements taken from other submissions, such as Oteh Walisch and W. Struski's and Itamar David and Yerachmiel Schechter's entries.
It symbolizes universal enlightenment. The olive branches symbolize peace.
Emblem of Israel
Hebrew: סמל מדינת ישראל
Arabic: شعار إسرائيل
Azure, a Menorah Argent between two olive branches of the same; in base the legend "ישראל" (Israel) Argent