Twelve Songs for Israel’s Independence Day
A musical guide to Israel's history and the state of the State

Watch Yossi Klein Halevi’s video tour guide through the history of the State of Israel through its music, edited by David Zvi Kalman. (check below for more songs and playlists).

 

The 12 songs from across the history of the state of Israel can be found in the following lists.

  • Here’s a YouTube playlist of all the songs (and it’s just below, too)
  • Here’s a Spotify playlist< of most the songs he’s discussing.
  • Below find the songs individually.

YouTube Playlist

1—Shir Hashayara (The Caravan Song), Arik Einstein
2—Hana Mash Hu Al Yaman (This Isn’t Yemen Here), A-WA
3—Atah Li Eretz (Be My Land), Yardena Arazi
4—Medinah Ktanah (Small Country), Danny Sanderson
5—Eizo Medinah (What a Country), Eli Luzon
6—Esther, Ehud Banai and Kneisiyat Hasechel
7—Mechakim L’Mashiach (Waiting for Mashiach), Shalom Hanoch
8–Al Hadvash v’Al Haoketz, Koolulam
9— Sof Onat Hatapuzim (End of the Orange Season), Tamuz
10 – Yetziat Mitzrayim (Exodus from Egypt), Etti Ankri
11 – Shaar Harachamim (Gate of Mercy), Miri Masika
12 – Avarnu et Par’o (We’ve Passed Pharaoh), Meir Arieli

 

12 Separate Songs

1—Shir Hashayara (The Caravan Song), Arik Einstein

2—Hana Mash Hu Al Yaman (This Isn’t Yemen Here), A-WA

3—Atah Li Eretz (Be My Land), Yardena Arazi

4—Medinah Ktanah (Small Country), Danny Sanderson

5—Eizo Medinah (What a Country), Eli Luzon

6—Esther, Ehud Banai and Kneisiyat Hasechel

7—Mechakim L’Mashiach (Waiting for Mashiach), Shalom Hanoch

7b! A harder-edged version, with Hayehudim

8–Al Hadvash v’Al Haoketz, Koolulam

9— Sof Onat Hatapuzim (End of the Orange Season), Tamuz

10 – Yetziat Mitzrayim (Exodus from Egypt), Etti Ankri

11 – Shaar Harachamim (Gate of Mercy), Miri Masika

12 – Avarnu et Par’o (We’ve Passed Pharaoh), Meir Arieli

Or watch here.

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