From Oy to Joy: A call for positivity in Jewish engagement

A Yom Haatzmaut message: We must stand tall and say that we are proud to be Jews, not because of terrorism, violence in places like Pittsburgh of Poway, or Israel’s enemies, but in spite of them.Rabbi Benji Levy, 5/8/2019, 11:57 PM

Watch: Netanyahu swamped by admirers in Hatikva Market

Prime Minister Netanyahu and wife Sara arrive for surprise tour of Tel Aviv's Hatikva Market, receives particularly sympathetic welcome.Mordechai Sones, 4/2/2019, 10:08 PM

Tev Aviv U: No Hatikva at graduation ceremony

Faculty of Humanities at TAU chooses to ban Israeli national anthem at graduation ceremony to avoid offending Arab students.Gary Willig, 6/11/2018, 3:24 PM

'Hatikva' sung around the world

Thousands of people from 50 different countries worldwide join World Jewish Congress in Jewish Hope project, sing national anthem together.Mordechai Sones, 5/22/2018, 10:50 PM

Israeli judoka wins gold, hears Hatikva at Europe championship

Israeli national anthem played European Senior Judo Championships in Tel Aviv after Hatikva banned at Abu Dhabi Grand Slam tournament.JTA, 4/29/2018, 9:12 PM

South Tel Aviv residents rage after infiltrators released

South Tel Aviv residents accuse government of 'abandoning them' after 58 illegal immigrants are released from prison.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2018, 5:00 PM

'Change the anthem and forget the Nationality Law'

Supreme Court Deputy Chief Justice calls on State to change the words of Hatikva to omit "Jewish soul" yearning for Zion.Mordechai Sones, 1/31/2018, 1:43 PM

Hebrew University pushes back on Hatikvah criticism

Hebrew University defends itself from criticism over refusal to play national anthem at graduation ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2017, 5:01 PM

It's our national anthem, deal with it

Israeli Arabs don't have to sing the anthem if they find it difficult, but this is no reason to give up singing it altogether. Opinion.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 5/18/2017, 12:25 PM

'Hatikvah' - not at Hebrew U. graduation

National anthem won't be played at tonight's graduation ceremony out of 'consideration for others' - Arab students and guests in attendance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2017, 8:50 AM

MK Stern: Why we voted against Nationality Law

MK Elazar Stern says he favors a nationality law but not in its present version.Hezky Baruch, 5/10/2017, 8:26 PM

Watch: Azariya family sings Hatikva in court

Elor Azariya's family spontaneously sings Israeli national anthem following reading of 18-month sentence.Yoni Kempinski, 2/21/2017, 3:48 PM

Is Israel's national anthem for Jews only?

Can non-Jews identify with a song that speaks of the 'yearning' of a 'Jewish spirit'?Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/7/2016, 11:12 AM

Belgian church bells chime Israeli anthem for President Rivlin

Belgian Catholic church plays Hatikvah in honor of a visit by the president of the Jewish state.JTA, 6/22/2016, 5:49 AM

Watch: Jew arrested for singing Hatikvah on Temple Mount

Teen arrested for singing Israeli national anthem handed distancing order from Temple Mount; father slams 'surrender to Muslim terror.'Ari Soffer, 2/9/2016, 3:12 PM

New Bill: Open Knesset Sessions With Hatikvah

MK has proposed that the Knesset open its winter and summer sessions with the singing of the national anthem, Hatikvah.Moshe Cohen, 10/15/2015, 1:41 PM

Watch: Crowd Sing Israeli Anthem at Jerusalem Terror Site

Dozens of passersby defiantly sign 'Hatikva' outside Jerusalem central bus station, following latest stabbing attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2015, 8:11 PM

MK Ilatov Backtracks on Demand Judges Sing 'Hatikvah'

Judicial Selection Committee member says comment that judges who won't sing national anthem shouldn't serve not to be taken literally.Cynthia Blank, 9/17/2015, 2:12 PM

MK Ilatov: Ya'alon is 'Talking Nonsense'

Yisrael Beytenu MK blasts Defense Minister for denouncing his plan to refuse to appoint as judges those who won't sing Israel's anthem.Ben Ariel, Canada, 7/25/2015, 1:40 AM

Ya'alon Blasts Demands for Judges to Sing 'Hatikva'

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon insists that demanding that judges sing the national anthem 'incites against minorities.'Hezki Baruch, 7/24/2015, 12:47 PM

MK Ilatov: A Judge Who Won't Sing Hatikvah May Not Serve

High Court Judge Salim Joubran's 2012 stunt of refusing to join in the singing of Hatikvah will never happen again, MK Robert Ilatov says.Moshe Cohen, 7/23/2015, 10:20 AM

French Jews Reenact 1947 'Illegal' Aliyah to Israel by Boat

Program strengthening French Jews' ties with Israel traces route of 'Hatikva', which tried to defy British ban on Jewish immigration.Yoni Kempinski and Ari Yashar, 7/7/2014, 1:10 PM

Arab Refusal to Sing Hatikva Raises Ire at Hebrew U

Israeli Arab graduates at Hebrew U refuse to sing Hatikva, perhaps demonstrating a broader trend of denying Israel's Jewish character.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2012, 9:27 PM

Judge Rubinstein: Arabs Need Not Sing Hatikva

Supreme Court justice Elyakim Rubinstein came to the defense of his colleague Salim Jubran, who declined to sing Hatikva earlier this week.Gabe Kahn., 3/1/2012, 2:39 PM

Arab Judge Refuses to Sing Anthem, Sparks Outrage

Nationalist MKs are outraged after Supreme Court judge Salim Jubran refuses to sing Hatikvah at Grunis' swearing in ceremony.Elad Benari, 2/29/2012, 4:15 AM

MK Orlev: Hatikvah to be Sung at Memorial Ceremonies

The national anthem will be sung at memorial events, thanks to MK Zvulun OrlevDavid Lev, 2/20/2012, 8:28 PM

Daycare Centers to Fly the Flag

Israel's daycare centers will begin the week by raising the flag. 'Not just for Independence Day,' coordinator explains. Maayana Miskin, 8/31/2011, 9:21 PM

Ben-Ari Faces Off with Leftist Critic

MK Ben-Ari supports residents of his childhood neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv, fends off leftist critic.Maayana Miskin, 7/31/2011, 9:40 PM

Israel’s Anthem Missing During Official University Ceremony

Haifa University's law students graduated on Thursday without singing Israel's national anthem. University: We're investigating.Elad Benari, 6/27/2011, 5:13 AM

Rav Kook’s Alternative Anthem: Faith instead of Hope

Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook, Chief Rabbi before Israel was re-founded, wrote “The Faith” as an alternative anthem to HaTikvah (“The Hope). Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/10/2011, 4:30 PM