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