Salaam (song)

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Salaam (Hebrew: סלאם‬) 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 "Peace will come upon us, yet." It is an upbeat song that became an anthem associated with attempts to create a peaceful 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
Peace will come upon us, yet. Od yavo shalom aleinu עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
Peace will come upon us, yet. Od yavo shalom aleinu עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
Peace will come upon us, yet. Od yavo shalom aleinu עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
And upon everyone. Ve'al kulam ועל כולם
Peace will come upon us, yet. Od yavo shalom aleinu עוד יבוא שלום עלינו
Peace. (Arabic) Salaam סלאם
Upon us and upon the whole world. Aleinu ve'al kol ha olam עלינו ועל כל העולם
Peace, peace. (Arabic) Salaam, Salaam סלאם, סלאם
Peace. (Arabic) Salaam סלאם
Upon us and upon the whole world. Aleinu ve'al kol ha olam עלינו ועל כל העולם
Peace, peace. (Arabic) Salaam, Salaam סלאם, סלאם

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