Elana Shap
December 21, 2023, Updated December 27, 2023

All wars have anthem songs. 

Songs that reflect the pain of the nation but also give comfort and uplift. 

Here is a selection of seven songs — some old, some new — capturing the hearts of Israelis since the brutal Hamas attacks of October 7 led us into the Iron Swords war.

Music that moves the Israeli soul during the Gaza war
Jasmin Moallem’s Yihye Tov may become THE song of the Iron Swords war. Photo by Moshe Shai/FLASH90
Jasmin Moallem’s Yihye Tov may become THE song of the Iron Swords war. Photo by Moshe Shai/FLASH90

War changes us in ways both big and small. Suddenly the favorite Spotify playlist you put on automatically in the car or on the treadmill no longer feels relevant. 


What feels right for the times and in tune with the psyche of the nation are Israeli music stations with their “together we will win” jingle, soothing words and music of our best-loved artists.   

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