Israel national anthem

Hatikvah is Israel’s anthem, but the full title of this song is “Hatikvah – The Hope of Israel”. This is not the best-known version of the song. It was written by a poet from Galicia in 1886 and reworked by Hayim Nahman Bialik, one of the foremost Hebrew poets, in 1913. Bialik wrote two poems on that same theme: “Hatikvah” and “Oseh Shalom” (“Why Should We Be Enemies”). Both poems are based on the same musical motif. In 1908 Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism and a Zionist visionary suggested reciting “Hatikvah” after Israel had become an independent state.

“Israel national anthem”

The Hope

As long as in the heart, within,
The soul of a Jew still yearns,
And onward, towards the ends of the east,
an eye still gazes toward Zion;

Our hope is not yet lost,
The two-thousand-year-old hope,
To be a free nation in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem

Hatikvah

Kol ‘od balevav penimah
Nefesh Yehudi homiyah,
Ulfa’ate mizrach kadimah,
‘Ayin leTziyon tzofiyah;

‘Od lo avdah tikvatenu,
Hatikvah bat shnot ’alpayim,
Lihyot ‘am chofshi be’artzenu,
’Eretz-Tziyon virushalayim.

Israel national anthem in English translate

Literal Poetic
As long as in the heart, within,
The soul of a Jew 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 nation in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.

Poetic

O while within a Jewish heart,
Beats true a Jewish soul,
And Jewish glances turning East,
To Zion fondly dart;

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O then our Hope—it is not dead,
Our ancient Hope and true,
To be a nation free forevermore
Zion and Jerusalem at our core

israel national anthem lyrics in arabic

الأمل (نشيد
طالما في القلب تكمن،
نفس يهودية تنبض،
وللأمام نحو الشرق،
عين تنظر إلى صهيون.

أملنا لم يضع بعد،
أمل عمره ألفا سنة،
أن نكون شعب حرّ في أرضنا،
بلاد صهيون وأورشليم القدس.

הַתִּקְוָה‎

כֹּל עוֹד בַּלֵּבָב פְּנִימָה
נֶפֶשׁ יְהוּדִי הוֹמִיָּה,
וּלְפַאֲתֵי מִזְרָח קָדִימָה,
עַיִן לְצִיּוֹן צוֹפִיָּה;

עוֹד לֹא אָבְדָה תִּקְוָתֵנוּ,
הַתִּקְוָה בַּת שְׁנוֹת אַלְפַּיִם,
לִהְיוֹת עַם חָפְשִׁי בְּאַרְצֵנוּ,
אֶרֶץ צִיּוֹן וִירוּשָׁלַיִם.

Adoption as the national anthem of Israel

When the State of Israel was established in 1948, “Hatikvah” was unofficially proclaimed the national anthem. It did not officially become the national anthem until November 2004, when an abbreviated and edited version was sanctioned by the Knesset in an amendment to the Flag and Coat-of-Arms Law (now renamed the Flag, Coat-of-Arms, and National Anthem Law).

In its modern rendering, the official text of the anthem incorporates only the first stanza and refrain of the original poem. The predominant theme in the remaining stanzas is the establishment of a sovereign and free nation in the Land of Israel, a hope largely seen as fulfilled with the founding of the State of Israel.

what is the national anthem of Israel?

The national anthem of Israel is Hatikvah. It was composed by Naftali Herz Imber, a well-known poet in the late 19th century.

Here are some versions of this song:
“Hatzivah” (Hebrew: הציבה) was originally titled “HaTikva”, which means “the Hope”. Its melody is borrowed from the traditional European hymn, “Shenandoah”. The lyrics were written by Rabbi Avraham Kook, founder of the modern religious Zionist movement. This song’s meaning and message refer to hope for a peaceful future for all people and for the restoration of Jewish sovereignty in its ancient homeland. As such it has become an unofficial national anthem of Israel as expressed in official publications such as the National Anthem Law (1988).

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when did hatikvah become the national anthem of Israel?

Hatikvah has been adopted as Israel’s national anthem on April 23, 1948, and has since become an important symbol for both Jews and Israelis alike. However, this song was not officially adopted as Israel’s national anthem until 1952 when it was passed in a joint session of the Knesset (Israel’s parliament).

Is Israel’s national anthem in a minor key?

As you may know, there are many international versions of the Israeli national anthem, “Hatikvah” (“The Hope”), which can be sung to different tunes. In addition to the major and minor keys, it also exists in the key of D-flat major or D-flat minor. The melody is usually played on the piano and sung with words written by poet Hayim Nahman Bialik.
Another important thing about Israel’s national anthem is that it does not have lyrics: it consists only of music (or “mizmor”). However, at least two songs are commonly associated with Hatikvah: “Uvda Le’olam” (“Truth Will Prevail”) and “Shir Hama’alot miRachamim”, which literally means “From My Soul, I Call Up Peace”. Both songs were composed during World War II by Eliezer Ben Yehuda (1858–1933), but their lyrics were written after his death by his son Simha Zisling (1896–1965). It is worth noting that these melodies can be used independently from any text; both are included on sheet music today.

National anthem of  Israel


Lyrics Naftali Herz Imber, 1878
Music Samuel Cohen, 1887–88
Adopted 1897 (by the First Zionist Congress)
1948 (by the State of Israel)
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