July 5, 2012, - 4:42 pm
On Tuesday, I told you that Axl Rose and Guns ‘N’ Roses were playing in Tel Aviv, Israel that night. Here is video of them playing the Israeli National Anthem, “HaTikvah [The Hope],” on electric guitar. Very cool. The song is followed by “Don’t Cry” with Axl Rose singing. The guitarist is Guns’N'Roses’ Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, who is Jewish. Watch this very cool video.
Below are the English words of “HaTikvah,” the song in the video, which is Israel’s national anthem and was written by Naphtali Herz Imber:
As long as in the heart, within,
A Jewish soul still yearns,
And onward toward the East,
An eye still watches toward Zion.
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/n/naphtali_herz_imber/hatikvah_english.html ]
Our hope has not yet been lost,
The two thousand year old hope,
To be a free nation in our own homeland,
The land of Zion and Jerusalem.
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