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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Israel.
Who wrote the Israeli national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Israel officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Israel is "Hatikvah" which means in English "The Hope".
Israel's anthem lyrics were written by Naftali Herz IMBER and the music was written by traditional, arranged by Samuel COHEN.
Adopted 2004, Unofficial Since 1948; Used As The Anthem Of The Zionist Movement Since 1897; The 1888 Arrangement By Samuel COHEN Is Thought To Be Based On The Romanian Folk Song "Carul Cu Boi" (The Ox Driven Cart).
 
National anthem of Israel free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Israel's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Israel national anthem on Youtube
 
Israeli anthem lyrics (English translation)
As long as in the heart, within,
A Jewish soul still yearns,
And onward, towards the ends of the east,
An eye still gazes toward Zion;
Our hope is not yet lost,
The hope of two thousand years,
To be a free people in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.
 
You can find more information about Israeli anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Israeli national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Israel
Israeli national symbol: Star of David (Magen David).

Israel flag

Conventional short form country name: Israel.
Conventional long form country name: State of Israel.
Local short form country name: Yisra'el.
Local long form country name: Medinat Yisra'el.
 
Israel Government Type: parliamentary democracy.
 
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
 
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