Salaam (song)

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Salaam (Arabic: سلام‎, Hebrew: סלאאם) or Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu (Hebrew: עוד יבוא שלום עלינו) is a song of Mosh Ben Ari composed while in the band Sheva (seven) and is sung in Hebrew and Arabic and that has gained popularity in Israeli folk music.[1] "Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu" means "still/indeed, it will come, peace, upon us". It is an upbeat song that became a theme tune amongst almost all youth movements in Israel and amongst Jewish diaspora. A large chart hit in Israel several years ago, it has now come to symbolize a call for peace and end to the Arab-Israeli conflict.[1]

The song typically begins slowly and perhaps with plaintive style and will then, perhaps in stages, increase in tempo and excitement.

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Representative text of Salaam as from the bridge

English translation Transliteration Hebrew
still/indeed, it will come, peace, upon us Od yavo' shalom aleinu עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
still/indeed, it will come, peace, upon us Od yavo' shalom aleinu עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
still/indeed, it will come, peace, upon us Od yavo' shalom aleinu עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
and upon everyone. Ve'al kulam ועל כולם
still/indeed, it will come, peace, upon us Od yavo' shalom aleinu עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
peace (Arabic) Salaam סלאאם
upon us and upon all the world Aleinu ve'al kol ha olam עלינו ועל כל העולם
peace, peace (Arabic) Salaam, Salaam סלאאם, סלאאם
peace (Arabic) Salaam סלאאם
upon us and upon all the world Aleinu ve'al kol ha olam עלינו ועל כל העולם
peace, peace (Arabic) Salaam, Salaam סלאאם, סלאאם

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