MembersHope is Not Yet Lost: Hatikvah in the Arab World

Many have bought the lie that Israel’s national anthem tells Jews to spill Arab blood

By Tsvi Sadan |
Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90

Tsionit Fattal Kuperwasser’s column this week in the Hebrew-language daily Israel Hayom draws attention to a popular Arabic version of Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah. 

This phony version of Hatikvah first appeared back in 2017, but a recent viral Facebook post by an Algerian going by the name of Ratiba demonstrates that a great many Arabs actually believe that Israel’s national anthem calls on Jews to murder Muslims. 

The Arabic version of Hatikvah in question goes something like this:

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