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HATIKVA
(Israeli  National  Anthem)
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Hebrew Lyrics
Kol od balevav p'nimah
Nefesh Yehudi homiyah
Ulfa'atey mizrach kadimah
Ayin l'tzion tzofiyah
Od lo avdah tikvatenu
Hatikvah bat shnot alpayim
L'hiyot am chofshi b'artzenu -
Eretz Tzion v'Yerushalayim.
A NATION IS BORN
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The title of the national anthem, HATIKVA, means "the Hope."  It was written by Naftali Herz Imber (1856-1909). 
English Lyrics
As long as deep in the heart,
The soul of a Jew yearns,
And forward to the East
To Zion, an eye looks
Our hope will not be lost,
The hope of two thousand years,
To be a free nation in our land,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.