Israeli National Anthem Played after Israeli Gymnast Wins Gold at Olympics

by Leah Rosenberg

Wow, what a momentous occasion! The Israeli national anthem being played at the Olympics – especially despite all of the world’s antisemitism.

Israeli National Anthem at Olympics

The world has been filled with antisemitism, sadly. And playing the Israeli national anthem, Hatikva, at the Tokyo Olympics is a slap in the face to all the antisemites out there. Not only did Israeli athlete Artem Dolgopyat win the gold for Artistic Gymnastics, but Israel also got its national anthem played. For any other country, maybe it wouldn’t be such a big deal to have their national anthem played. But because it seems that so much of the world is against Israel, it is a big deal. It reminds the world that Israel is a Jewish state; that Israel belongs in this world alongside other countries. That Israel is a legitimate country.

And for those who need some inspiration, the story of Israel and its national anthem are powerful. It’s a story and message of hope. Of faith. Of peace and love and connection to a Higher Being. The story of Israel is the ultimate story of Divine Providence and Divine Intervention.

Anyone who knows the truth will value this major win for Israel – both the literal gold and the fact that Hatikva was played.

Lyrics to Hatikva

Here are the words to Hatikva translated into English (Courtesy of the Israeli government website):

As long as in the heart within,
The Jewish soul yearns,
And toward the eastern edges, onward,
An eye gazes toward Zion.
Our hope is not yet lost,
The hope that is two-thousand years old,
To be a free nation in our land,
The Land of Zion and Jerusalem.

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