Hatikva ALWAYS brings a shiver to my spine.It is so moving a song.It makes me shake,really. I love Hatikva and love Israel. I am proud of what Israel have done.I am proud of what Jews have done in the world too. I am proud of our accomplishments and so many. You know I never understood why the people they gave us Mozart and Beethoven gave us the Holocaust. And I dont understand why our people who have been leaders in so many different ways relative to our numbers and brilliant people cannot see the pain on the other side of this Palestinian/Israel divide. Dont take this wrong I mean EVERY word of what I just said in this whole post.
Fire breaks out in Devira Forest, north of Be'er Sheva; four firefighting crews on scene (Haaretz)
from the article: Think before you sing `Hatikva'